Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


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)
20,430 1.6 % (4) $81,460 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,910 $53,290 $71,140 $97,080 $139,140
  (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 15,650 0.54 (4) $86,230
Junior Colleges 4,770 0.62 (4) $65,840

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 4,770 0.62 (4) $65,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,650 0.54 (4) $86,230

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 15,650 0.54 (4) $86,230
Junior Colleges 4,770 0.62 (4) $65,840


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)
New York 2,010 0.24 1.50 (4) $92,460
California 1,490 0.10 0.67 (4) $100,180
Pennsylvania 1,420 0.25 1.62 (4) $83,070
Texas 1,250 0.12 0.75 (4) $83,570
Ohio 1,030 0.20 1.29 (4) $75,240




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)
West Virginia 220 0.31 1.98 (4) $61,090
Rhode Island 130 0.29 1.86 (4) $91,420
Pennsylvania 1,420 0.25 1.62 (4) $83,070
District of Columbia 160 0.25 1.58 (4) $98,840
New York 2,010 0.24 1.50 (4) $92,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 670 0.21 1.34 (4) $108,160
California 1,490 0.10 0.67 (4) $100,180
District of Columbia 160 0.25 1.58 (4) $98,840
New Jersey 470 0.12 0.79 (4) $93,120
New Hampshire 70 0.12 0.78 (4) $92,820





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 1,030 0.20 1.28 (4) $106,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 460 0.25 1.61 (4) $86,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.70 (4) $113,880
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 1.31 (4) $127,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.57 (4) $57,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 0.83 (4) $94,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 270 0.22 1.39 (4) $80,380
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 1.49 (4) $81,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.11 0.73 (4) $88,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 230 0.09 0.55 (4) $100,030




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 90 1.44 9.16 (4) $71,200
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 80 0.75 4.79 (4) $62,280
Salisbury, MD 40 0.73 4.67 (4) $67,350
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.66 4.19 (4) $81,260
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 0.62 3.96 (4) $121,950
Syracuse, NY 140 0.45 2.89 (4) $69,620
Tyler, TX 30 0.38 2.40 (4) $55,410
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 130 0.37 2.37 (4) $78,210
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.36 2.32 (4) $72,340
Dayton, OH 120 0.33 2.11 (4) $62,400




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 1.31 (4) $127,790
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 0.62 3.96 (4) $121,950
Rochester, NY 90 0.18 1.16 (4) $115,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.70 (4) $113,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.10 0.67 (4) $107,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.13 0.81 (4) $106,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.20 1.28 (4) $106,420
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 60 0.28 1.80 (4) $103,920
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.24 1.51 (4) $103,660
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 1.02 (4) $100,280

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.87 (4) $91,020
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 2.88 (4) $78,240
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.41 (4) $56,270
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.05 (4) $69,600
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.69 (4) $78,080

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 50 2.18 13.89 (4) $107,360
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 3.16 (4) $66,570
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.05 (4) $69,600
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 2.88 (4) $78,240
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.40 2.57 (4) $71,770

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 50 2.18 13.89 (4) $107,360
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 2.22 (4) $97,700
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.87 (4) $91,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.81 (4) $89,500
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.52 (4) $89,230


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.

(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