Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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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)
30,030 1.8 % (4) $68,540 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,640 $45,810 $62,180 $85,000 $114,770
  (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 20,490 0.71 (4) $65,840
Junior Colleges 9,420 1.23 (4) $74,550
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $56,630
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 (4) $63,520

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 9,420 1.23 (4) $74,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,490 0.71 (4) $65,840
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $56,630
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 (4) $63,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 9,420 1.23 (4) $74,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,490 0.71 (4) $65,840
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 (4) $63,520
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $56,630


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 3,330 0.23 1.01 (4) $98,890
New York 2,280 0.27 1.16 (4) $76,350
Texas 2,190 0.21 0.90 (4) $58,400
Ohio 2,010 0.40 1.73 (4) $58,740
Florida 1,680 0.23 1.00 (4) $72,350




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 300 0.45 1.96 (4) $79,420
Vermont 120 0.42 1.80 (8) (8)
Ohio 2,010 0.40 1.73 (4) $58,740
Arizona 910 0.38 1.63 (4) $75,250
Iowa 550 0.37 1.61 (4) $63,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,330 0.23 1.01 (4) $98,890
New Jersey 680 0.18 0.78 (4) $80,560
District of Columbia 300 0.45 1.96 (4) $79,420
New York 2,280 0.27 1.16 (4) $76,350
Virginia 600 0.17 0.72 (4) $75,450





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 1,200 0.23 1.01 (4) $86,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.24 1.05 (4) $106,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 690 0.40 1.73 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.28 1.22 (4) $79,810
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.51 2.20 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 490 0.27 1.17 (4) $75,620
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 490 0.49 2.12 (4) $59,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 450 0.12 0.53 (4) $41,940
St. Louis, MO-IL 400 0.32 1.37 (4) $55,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.19 0.81 (4) $53,850




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)
Gainesville, FL 130 1.09 4.75 (4) $81,290
Flagstaff, AZ 60 1.04 4.50 (4) $61,610
Toledo, OH 280 0.98 4.24 (8) (8)
Tallahassee, FL 140 0.88 3.81 (4) $70,780
Provo-Orem, UT 160 0.88 3.84 (8) (8)
Syracuse, NY 230 0.77 3.34 (4) $74,890
Springfield, MO 120 0.64 2.79 (4) $54,510
La Crosse, WI-MN 50 0.64 2.79 (4) $52,640
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.51 2.20 (8) (8)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.51 2.20 (8) (8)




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.13 0.58 (4) $113,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.24 1.05 (4) $106,510
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.39 1.68 (4) $91,110
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) (4) $90,510
Stockton, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $90,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.26 1.13 (4) $89,660
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.33 1.43 (4) $89,070
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.15 0.66 (4) $86,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.36 (4) $86,900
Fresno, CA 110 0.35 1.51 (4) $86,540

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 1.07 4.65 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.38 1.67 (4) $44,160
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 1.84 (4) $59,040
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 1.89 (4) $61,300
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 1.42 (4) $60,620

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 1.07 4.65 (8) (8)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 2.37 (8) (8)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.38 (4) $61,950
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 2.36 (8) (8)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.12 (4) $61,060

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 Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,630
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 1.67 (4) $68,350
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 0.99 (4) $67,090
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.38 (4) $61,950
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 1.89 (4) $61,300


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

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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