Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1021).


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)
37,270 1.7 % (4) $104,220 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $46,460 $68,170 $95,060 $129,570 $171,330
  (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 32,360 1.09 (4) $107,110
Junior Colleges 4,740 0.63 (4) $84,540
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.08 (4) $145,120
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $54,430

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 32,360 1.09 (4) $107,110
Junior Colleges 4,740 0.63 (4) $84,540
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.08 (4) $145,120
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $54,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.08 (4) $145,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 32,360 1.09 (4) $107,110
Junior Colleges 4,740 0.63 (4) $84,540
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $54,430


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 3,250 0.36 1.34 (4) $110,280
Texas 3,200 0.28 1.02 (4) $108,980
Pennsylvania 3,140 0.55 2.03 (4) $108,620
California 2,320 0.15 0.55 (4) $118,330
Georgia 1,640 0.40 1.48 (4) $88,560



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)
Pennsylvania 3,140 0.55 2.03 (4) $108,620
West Virginia 350 0.49 1.83 (4) $83,730
Montana 210 0.48 1.77 (4) $75,400
Colorado 1,180 0.48 1.79 (4) $87,470
Massachusetts 1,590 0.47 1.73 (4) $119,810



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 620 0.33 1.22 (4) $128,580
Kentucky 270 0.14 0.53 (4) $122,420
Massachusetts 1,590 0.47 1.73 (4) $119,810
California 2,320 0.15 0.55 (4) $118,330
Florida (8) (8) (8) (4) $118,180




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.25 0.94 (4) $114,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.75 6.49 (4) $107,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,330 0.54 1.98 (4) $87,450
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,070 0.61 2.24 (4) $127,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,010 0.35 1.28 (4) $102,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 930 0.38 1.42 (4) $112,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.21 0.77 (4) $130,440
Rochester, NY 570 1.12 4.14 (4) $124,360
Pittsburgh, PA 550 0.48 1.79 (4) $99,250
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 500 0.87 3.21 (4) $101,780



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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 430 4.25 15.71 (4) $155,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.75 6.49 (4) $107,640
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 460 1.61 5.97 (4) $112,380
Rochester, NY 570 1.12 4.14 (4) $124,360
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 500 0.87 3.21 (4) $101,780
Raleigh, NC 460 0.82 3.03 (4) $111,230
Knoxville, TN 240 0.64 2.38 (4) $110,890
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 220 0.63 2.33 (4) $158,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,070 0.61 2.24 (4) $127,650
Huntsville, AL 120 0.55 2.03 (4) $114,320



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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 220 0.63 2.33 (4) $158,890
College Station-Bryan, TX 430 4.25 15.71 (4) $155,030
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 270 0.20 0.74 (4) $134,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.21 0.77 (4) $130,440
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,070 0.61 2.24 (4) $127,650
Rochester, NY 570 1.12 4.14 (4) $124,360
Austin-Round Rock, TX 360 0.39 1.44 (4) $120,250
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 230 0.26 0.96 (4) $120,130
El Paso, TX 80 0.27 1.01 (4) $119,690
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 0.51 (4) $115,680

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.49 5.50 (4) $74,930
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 4.54 (4) $101,090
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 120 0.78 2.89 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.28 (4) $76,410
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 1.50 (4) $62,550

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.49 5.50 (4) $74,930
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 4.54 (4) $101,090
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 120 0.78 2.89 (8) (8)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 1.97 (4) $65,280
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 1.50 (4) $62,550

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 1.23 4.54 (4) $101,090
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $101,010
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $83,960
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.28 (4) $76,410
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.49 5.50 (4) $74,930


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016