Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1021).


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)
33,970 3.5 % (4) $100,100 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $50,770 $69,400 $92,670 $122,800 $159,170
  (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 29,600 1.02 (4) $102,930
Junior Colleges 4,240 0.56 (4) $81,010
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $52,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,600 1.02 (4) $102,930
Junior Colleges 4,240 0.56 (4) $81,010
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $52,730

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 29,600 1.02 (4) $102,930
Junior Colleges 4,240 0.56 (4) $81,010
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $52,730


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)
Texas 3,240 0.31 1.18 (4) $108,070
New York 2,990 0.35 1.34 (4) $98,570
California 2,490 0.17 0.67 (4) $115,500
Pennsylvania 2,130 0.38 1.46 (4) $114,980
Michigan 1,550 0.40 1.52 (4) $89,530




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 230 0.51 1.94 (4) $103,200
Mississippi 500 0.46 1.78 (4) $76,160
West Virginia 300 0.43 1.64 (4) $87,640
Massachusetts 1,370 0.43 1.64 (4) $107,340
Michigan 1,550 0.40 1.52 (4) $89,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 530 0.21 0.80 (4) $120,430
Oregon 350 0.21 0.82 (4) $117,080
California 2,490 0.17 0.67 (4) $115,500
Pennsylvania 2,130 0.38 1.46 (4) $114,980
New Hampshire 130 0.21 0.80 (4) $113,370





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)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 980 1.20 4.61 (4) $112,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.24 0.94 (4) $121,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 860 0.38 1.46 (4) $112,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.45 1.73 (4) $123,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 710 0.42 1.60 (4) $115,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.36 1.39 (4) $110,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 520 0.42 1.63 (4) $92,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.22 0.85 (4) $117,100
College Station-Bryan, TX 480 5.13 19.69 (4) $138,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 420 0.30 1.13 (4) $107,750




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 480 5.13 19.69 (4) $138,430
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 420 2.13 8.17 (4) $76,870
Terre Haute, IN 120 1.75 6.71 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 980 1.20 4.61 (4) $112,830
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 150 0.74 2.84 (8) (8)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 300 0.70 2.69 (4) $108,840
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 150 0.58 2.22 (8) (8)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 190 0.57 2.19 (4) $112,450
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 90 0.56 2.15 (4) $90,530
Spokane, WA 110 0.55 2.11 (4) $74,730




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 480 5.13 19.69 (4) $138,430
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.17 0.64 (4) $123,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.45 1.73 (4) $123,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.24 0.94 (4) $121,590
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.36 1.38 (4) $118,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.22 0.85 (4) $117,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 710 0.42 1.60 (4) $115,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.14 0.53 (4) $114,330
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 980 1.20 4.61 (4) $112,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 860 0.38 1.46 (4) $112,660

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 460 2.14 8.20 (4) $76,790
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 210 9.58 36.73 (4) $105,120
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.23 4.72 (4) $86,550
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 2.68 (4) $90,040
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.74 2.83 (8) (8)

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 210 9.58 36.73 (4) $105,120
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 460 2.14 8.20 (4) $76,790
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.23 4.72 (4) $86,550
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.74 2.83 (8) (8)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 2.68 (4) $90,040

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 210 9.58 36.73 (4) $105,120
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.96 (4) $99,510
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.60 (4) $94,100
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 2.68 (4) $90,040
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 2.16 (4) $87,210


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