Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
53,530 1.3 % (4) $73,190 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,830 $46,770 $64,990 $90,090 $124,920
  (4)

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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,590 0.99 (4) $78,090
Junior Colleges 24,720 3.24 (4) $67,500
Technical and Trade Schools 160 0.10 (4) $52,180
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.04 (4) $67,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 24,720 3.24 (4) $67,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,590 0.99 (4) $78,090
Technical and Trade Schools 160 0.10 (4) $52,180
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.04 (4) $67,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,590 0.99 (4) $78,090
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.04 (4) $67,630
Junior Colleges 24,720 3.24 (4) $67,500
Technical and Trade Schools 160 0.10 (4) $52,180


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 5,960 0.42 1.01 (4) $91,550
New York 4,060 0.48 1.16 (4) $87,350
Texas 3,980 0.38 0.91 (4) $68,380
Pennsylvania 2,860 0.51 1.24 (4) $78,330
Florida 2,840 0.39 0.95 (4) $72,600




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)
Rhode Island 280 0.61 1.48 (4) $90,010
Alaska 180 0.58 1.40 (4) $87,270
Connecticut 930 0.57 1.40 (4) $74,120
Kentucky 990 0.56 1.37 (4) $64,410
Virginia 1,900 0.53 1.28 (4) $71,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,960 0.42 1.01 (4) $91,550
District of Columbia 260 0.40 0.97 (4) $90,840
Rhode Island 280 0.61 1.48 (4) $90,010
Massachusetts 1,410 0.44 1.07 (4) $88,170
New York 4,060 0.48 1.16 (4) $87,350





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 2,070 0.40 0.98 (4) $104,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.43 1.05 (4) $108,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 980 0.54 1.30 (4) $81,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 870 0.50 1.22 (8) (8)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 860 0.24 0.58 (4) $53,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 790 0.34 0.82 (4) $89,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 700 0.27 0.65 (4) $76,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 670 0.53 1.30 (4) $73,750
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 660 0.92 2.23 (4) $60,030
St. Louis, MO-IL 620 0.49 1.19 (4) $56,240




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 500 2.59 6.30 (4) $120,990
Salisbury, MD 100 2.01 4.90 (4) $62,640
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 130 1.98 4.81 (4) $65,930
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 220 1.76 4.29 (4) $71,810
Terre Haute, IN 90 1.31 3.18 (8) (8)
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.27 3.09 (4) $54,410
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.27 3.09 (4) $66,770
Tallahassee, FL 190 1.20 2.92 (4) $86,680
Bowling Green, KY 70 1.18 2.87 (4) $68,490
Manhattan, KS 60 1.17 2.85 (4) $76,900




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 500 2.59 6.30 (4) $120,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.43 1.05 (4) $108,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.40 0.98 (4) $104,480
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 270 1.00 2.44 (4) $101,210
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 100 0.47 1.14 (4) $100,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 530 0.46 1.11 (4) $98,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 620 0.36 0.88 (4) $95,380
Springfield, MA-CT 230 0.82 1.99 (4) $94,600
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) (4) $90,820
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 380 0.39 0.96 (4) $90,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.58 1.40 (4) $43,360
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.00 2.44 (4) $57,430
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.54 1.30 (4) $57,250
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.76 1.85 (4) $54,310
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.51 1.23 (4) $82,340

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 3.85 9.38 (4) $88,770
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 1.69 4.11 (4) $68,380
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.48 3.60 (4) $90,890
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.38 3.35 (4) $63,260
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 1.01 2.46 (4) $59,120

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.48 3.60 (4) $90,890
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 3.85 9.38 (4) $88,770
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.48 (4) $88,730
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.51 1.23 (4) $82,340
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.50 (4) $81,420


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013