Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Business Teachers, Postsecondary ; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary ; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary ; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other ; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ; Education Teachers, Postsecondary ; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary ; Law Teachers, Postsecondary ; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary ; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary ; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ; History Teachers, Postsecondary ; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary ; Graduate Teaching Assistants ; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other ; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education ; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School ; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education ; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School ; Special Education Teachers, Preschool ; Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School ; Special Education Teachers, Middle School ; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ; Special Education Teachers, All Other ; Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors ; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ; Substitute Teachers ; Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers ; Archivists ; Curators ; Museum Technicians and Conservators ; Librarians ; Library Technicians ; Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists ; Farm and Home Management Advisors ; Instructional Coordinators ; Teacher Assistants ; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,374,910 0.3 % $24.62 $51,210 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.94 $14.66 $22.13 $30.85 $41.54
Annual Wage (2) $20,670 $30,490 $46,020 $64,170 $86,400


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,513,660 66.54 $23.23 $48,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,177,040 40.58 $35.25 $73,310
Junior Colleges 458,700 60.08 $30.13 $62,680
Child Day Care Services 349,390 43.40 $12.48 $25,950
Other Schools and Instruction 191,210 54.04 $20.08 $41,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,513,660 66.54 $23.23 $48,320
Junior Colleges 458,700 60.08 $30.13 $62,680
Other Schools and Instruction 191,210 54.04 $20.08 $41,760
Technical and Trade Schools 76,600 49.41 $24.19 $50,320
Child Day Care Services 349,390 43.40 $12.48 $25,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,810 1.22 $54.23 $112,810
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 50 0.02 $41.35 $86,020
Outpatient Care Centers 2,360 0.37 $41.11 $85,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 15,860 0.30 $40.68 $84,620
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.09 $36.64 $76,220


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 895,710 62.62 0.97 $27.90 $58,030
Texas 677,510 64.04 1.00 $22.97 $47,780
New York 656,230 76.82 1.20 $29.46 $61,280
Illinois 420,490 74.54 1.16 $26.10 $54,290
Florida 390,300 53.66 0.83 $23.11 $48,070




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 26,310 89.47 1.39 $23.71 $49,310
New Jersey 296,180 78.07 1.21 $27.05 $56,260
Connecticut 125,340 77.34 1.20 $27.92 $58,080
New York 656,230 76.82 1.20 $29.46 $61,280
Illinois 420,490 74.54 1.16 $26.10 $54,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 31,610 48.35 0.75 $31.77 $66,080
Rhode Island 32,620 72.01 1.12 $30.44 $63,310
New York 656,230 76.82 1.20 $29.46 $61,280
Massachusetts 218,940 68.37 1.06 $28.58 $59,450
Connecticut 125,340 77.34 1.20 $27.92 $58,080





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 357,910 69.40 1.08 $31.95 $66,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 269,380 73.99 1.15 $27.84 $57,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 235,550 60.85 0.95 $28.54 $59,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 155,440 58.86 0.92 $24.64 $51,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 144,140 61.50 0.96 $29.17 $60,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 143,230 63.33 0.99 $22.50 $46,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 115,030 63.10 0.98 $27.62 $57,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 109,810 52.36 0.81 $23.51 $48,910
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 106,000 61.94 0.96 $31.52 $65,570
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 102,130 83.50 1.30 $31.19 $64,870