Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


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)
21,470 1.6 % (4) $83,360 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,750 $53,950 $73,080 $101,600 $141,040
  (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 16,610 0.57 (4) $87,510
Junior Colleges 4,840 0.63 (4) $69,220

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 4,840 0.63 (4) $69,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,610 0.57 (4) $87,510

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 16,610 0.57 (4) $87,510
Junior Colleges 4,840 0.63 (4) $69,220


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 2,740 0.31 1.96 (4) $94,880
Pennsylvania 1,610 0.28 1.79 (4) $83,550
California 1,590 0.11 0.66 (4) $109,810
Texas 1,550 0.14 0.87 (4) $82,360
Ohio 830 0.16 1.01 (4) $75,460



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)
New York 2,740 0.31 1.96 (4) $94,880
Pennsylvania 1,610 0.28 1.79 (4) $83,550
Montana 120 0.27 1.72 (4) $70,540
Vermont 80 0.26 1.67 (4) $80,970
Rhode Island 110 0.23 1.45 (4) $91,530



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 750 0.22 1.42 (4) $112,330
California 1,590 0.11 0.66 (4) $109,810
District of Columbia 120 0.17 1.08 (4) $103,780
Utah 220 0.17 1.08 (4) $99,760
North Dakota 50 0.12 0.77 (4) $98,090




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 1,540 0.28 1.79 (4) $104,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 700 0.38 2.36 (4) $89,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 0.57 (4) $118,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 360 0.13 0.81 (4) $89,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 0.60 (4) $64,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.22 1.37 (4) $78,770
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 280 0.22 1.41 (4) $84,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 280 0.15 0.97 (4) $128,730
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.24 1.53 (4) $81,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.72 (4) $81,670



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)
Ithaca, NY 100 1.96 12.37 (4) $118,920
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 0.73 4.60 (4) $151,160
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.66 4.15 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 130 0.53 3.34 (4) $112,850
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.53 3.31 (4) $57,150
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.49 3.09 (4) $94,550
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 90 0.49 3.09 (4) $80,570
Syracuse, NY 140 0.46 2.87 (4) $76,610
Greenville, NC 30 0.45 2.81 (4) $67,130
Waco, TX 40 0.42 2.67 (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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 0.73 4.60 (4) $151,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 280 0.15 0.97 (4) $128,730
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.40 2.52 (4) $121,580
Ithaca, NY 100 1.96 12.37 (4) $118,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 0.57 (4) $118,110
Ann Arbor, MI 80 0.41 2.61 (4) $116,210
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.19 1.20 (4) $116,150
Worcester, MA-CT 130 0.53 3.34 (4) $112,850
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 0.35 (4) $108,830
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.41 (4) $106,820

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 2.48 (4) $63,840
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 3.46 (4) $73,660
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 1.56 (4) $73,120
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 2.26 (4) $58,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 1.75 (4) $80,160

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 3.46 (4) $73,660
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.78 (4) $73,070
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.73 (4) $73,540
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 2.64 (4) $70,610
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.56 (4) $67,860

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 Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $121,140
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 0.84 (4) $86,800
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,120
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.31 (4) $82,730
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 1.75 (4) $80,160


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015