Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in law. 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)
15,260 3.9 % (4) $115,550 4.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,620 $60,760 $99,950 $158,450 (5)
  (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 14,190 0.49 (4) $118,660
Junior Colleges 1,030 0.14 (4) $73,750

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 14,190 0.49 (4) $118,660
Junior Colleges 1,030 0.14 (4) $73,750

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 14,190 0.49 (4) $118,660
Junior Colleges 1,030 0.14 (4) $73,750


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 1,410 0.17 1.41 (4) $136,570
California 1,130 0.08 0.67 (4) $131,520
District of Columbia 1,090 1.67 14.24 (4) $101,340
Massachusetts 1,070 0.33 2.85 (4) $138,200
Ohio 830 0.16 1.41 (4) $108,920




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)
District of Columbia 1,090 1.67 14.24 (4) $101,340
Massachusetts 1,070 0.33 2.85 (4) $138,200
Alabama 360 0.20 1.70 (4) $132,880
Oregon 290 0.18 1.52 (4) $121,230
New York 1,410 0.17 1.41 (4) $136,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 100 0.07 0.58 (4) $154,270
Utah 130 0.11 0.95 (4) $144,050
Georgia 210 0.05 0.46 (4) $143,210
Massachusetts 1,070 0.33 2.85 (4) $138,200
New York 1,410 0.17 1.41 (4) $136,570





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.51 4.36 (4) $100,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.19 1.63 (4) $145,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 930 0.54 4.63 (4) $143,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.20 1.69 (4) $131,040
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 300 0.31 2.65 (4) $103,370
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 300 0.30 2.56 (4) $111,940
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.20 1.71 (4) $108,450
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.79 6.78 (4) $147,110
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 200 0.16 1.39 (4) $134,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.42 (4) $158,560




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.79 6.78 (4) $147,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 930 0.54 4.63 (4) $143,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.51 4.36 (4) $100,990
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 150 0.34 2.92 (4) $113,550
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 300 0.31 2.65 (4) $103,370
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 300 0.30 2.56 (4) $111,940
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 180 0.24 2.09 (4) $100,570
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.20 1.71 (4) $108,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.20 1.69 (4) $131,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.19 1.63 (4) $145,750




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) (4) $210,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.42 (4) $158,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 0.48 (4) $150,070
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.79 6.78 (4) $147,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.19 1.63 (4) $145,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 930 0.54 4.63 (4) $143,360
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 0.83 (4) $140,190
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 200 0.16 1.39 (4) $134,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.06 0.49 (4) $133,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.20 1.69 (4) $131,040

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 3.14 (4) $95,350
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.68 (4) $66,510

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 3.14 (4) $95,350
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.68 (4) $66,510

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 3.14 (4) $95,350
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.68 (4) $66,510


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(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