Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1192 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. 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)
4,700 5.5 % (4) $68,260 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,600 $45,810 $64,040 $87,470 $109,370
  (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 2,980 0.10 (4) $68,730
Junior Colleges 1,290 0.17 (4) $70,480

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 1,290 0.17 (4) $70,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,980 0.10 (4) $68,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 1,290 0.17 (4) $70,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,980 0.10 (4) $68,730


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)
California 470 0.03 0.91 (4) $88,390
Pennsylvania 280 0.05 1.41 (4) $73,400
Texas 260 0.02 0.68 (4) $66,790
North Carolina 230 0.06 1.67 (4) $54,210
Kansas 220 0.17 4.72 (4) $66,330




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)
Kansas 220 0.17 4.72 (4) $66,330
Utah 150 0.13 3.50 (4) $77,790
Alabama 180 0.10 2.71 (4) $71,760
Wisconsin 200 0.08 2.11 (4) $41,100
New Mexico 60 0.08 2.25 (4) $61,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 470 0.03 0.91 (4) $88,390
Michigan (8) (8) (8) (4) $78,460
Utah 150 0.13 3.50 (4) $77,790
Georgia 130 0.03 0.93 (4) $76,200
Kentucky 120 0.07 1.88 (4) $73,490





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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 2.43 (4) $74,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.94 (4) $100,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.05 1.45 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.87 (8) (8)




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 2.43 (4) $74,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.05 1.45 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.87 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.94 (4) $100,350




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.94 (4) $100,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $75,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 2.43 (4) $74,070
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) (4) $43,620

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 0.24 6.77 (4) $55,850

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 0.24 6.77 (4) $55,850

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 6.77 (4) $55,850


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