Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School " (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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)
620,900 1.1 % (4) $56,280 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,740 $43,400 $53,430 $66,850 $82,190
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 617,160 7.45 (4) $56,280
Employment Services 2,750 0.09 (8) (8)
Individual and Family Services 290 0.02 (4) $42,480
Religious Organizations 230 0.13 (4) $53,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 0.00 (4) $53,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 617,160 7.45 (4) $56,280
Religious Organizations 230 0.13 (4) $53,520
Employment Services 2,750 0.09 (8) (8)
Other Residential Care Facilities 130 0.08 (4) $50,490
Individual and Family Services 290 0.02 (4) $42,480

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 110 (7) (4) $58,200
Elementary and Secondary Schools 617,160 7.45 (4) $56,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 (7) (4) $53,870
Religious Organizations 230 0.13 (4) $53,520
Other Residential Care Facilities 130 0.08 (4) $50,490


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)
Texas 74,640 7.06 1.48 (4) $50,540
California 48,300 3.38 0.71 (4) $68,680
New York 39,300 4.60 0.97 (4) $74,550
Florida 29,660 4.08 0.86 (4) $49,010
Illinois 29,020 5.14 1.08 (4) $60,170




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)
Mississippi 8,250 7.64 1.60 (4) $41,740
Louisiana 13,340 7.14 1.50 (4) $48,220
West Virginia 5,060 7.12 1.49 (4) $43,060
Texas 74,640 7.06 1.48 (4) $50,540
New Hampshire 4,290 6.99 1.47 (4) $52,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 39,300 4.60 0.97 (4) $74,550
California 48,300 3.38 0.71 (4) $68,680
Rhode Island 2,260 4.98 1.05 (4) $68,400
Connecticut 9,940 6.13 1.29 (4) $68,190
New Jersey 23,820 6.28 1.32 (4) $66,530





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 21,460 4.16 0.87 (4) $74,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 17,090 6.47 1.36 (4) $51,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 16,470 4.52 0.95 (4) $65,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,550 5.99 1.26 (4) $55,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,560 5.99 1.26 (4) $51,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,470 2.71 0.57 (4) $67,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,160 3.48 0.73 (4) $66,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,460 5.85 1.23 (4) $56,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,080 4.14 0.87 (4) $68,700
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 7,070 5.78 1.21 (4) $94,060