Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. 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)
10,930 2.8 % (4) $91,930 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,090 $57,390 $82,180 $117,040 $156,250
  (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 7,950 0.27 (4) $91,970
Junior Colleges 2,940 0.39 (4) $91,990

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 2,940 0.39 (4) $91,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,950 0.27 (4) $91,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 2,940 0.39 (4) $91,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,950 0.27 (4) $91,970


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 1,960 0.14 1.63 (4) $113,930
Texas 840 0.08 0.94 (4) $88,100
New York 820 0.10 1.15 (4) $107,070
Pennsylvania 770 0.14 1.64 (4) $91,900
Florida 500 0.07 0.82 (4) $92,580




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)
Maine 140 0.24 2.80 (4) $83,200
Wyoming 50 0.17 2.02 (4) $83,430
New Hampshire 100 0.16 1.93 (4) $82,930
Colorado 360 0.16 1.91 (4) $65,520
Pennsylvania 770 0.14 1.64 (4) $91,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,960 0.14 1.63 (4) $113,930
New York 820 0.10 1.15 (4) $107,070
Massachusetts 310 0.10 1.17 (4) $105,100
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.37 (4) $103,500
Minnesota 80 0.03 0.37 (4) $97,100





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.18 2.12 (4) $122,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 480 0.09 1.12 (4) $118,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 1.99 (4) $99,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.64 (4) $91,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.15 1.80 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.53 (4) $97,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 1.21 (4) $113,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.14 1.69 (4) $146,090
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 1.42 (4) $82,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.05 0.65 (4) $103,960




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)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.21 2.46 (4) $89,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.18 2.12 (4) $122,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 1.99 (4) $99,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.15 1.80 (8) (8)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.15 1.76 (4) $95,830
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.14 1.68 (4) $54,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.14 1.69 (4) $146,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.53 (4) $97,100
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.13 1.49 (4) $89,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.13 1.50 (4) $91,360




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.14 1.69 (4) $146,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.18 2.12 (4) $122,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 480 0.09 1.12 (4) $118,910
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.38 (4) $117,860
Columbus, OH 60 0.06 0.75 (4) $114,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 1.21 (4) $113,920
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 1.25 (4) $109,380
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.12 1.41 (4) $107,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.22 (4) $106,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.05 0.65 (4) $103,960

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.80 (4) $68,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.43 (4) $82,560
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.95 (4) $62,870

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.80 (4) $68,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.43 (4) $82,560
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.95 (4) $62,870

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.43 (4) $82,560
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.80 (4) $68,410
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.95 (4) $62,870


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