Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. 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)
14,010 1.8 % (4) $90,570 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $44,840 $58,830 $80,590 $111,290 $148,150
  (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 11,660 0.40 (4) $94,310
Junior Colleges 2,230 0.29 (4) $67,980

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 11,660 0.40 (4) $94,310
Junior Colleges 2,230 0.29 (4) $67,980

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 11,660 0.40 (4) $94,310
Junior Colleges 2,230 0.29 (4) $67,980


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 1,410 0.16 1.55 (4) $103,860
California 1,190 0.08 0.76 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 1,010 0.18 1.70 (4) $90,120
Texas 970 0.09 0.84 (4) $91,770
Massachusetts 630 0.19 1.82 (4) $110,760




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)
Rhode Island 110 0.25 2.35 (4) $91,230
District of Columbia 150 0.23 2.17 (4) $91,920
West Virginia 140 0.20 1.88 (4) $81,230
Massachusetts 630 0.19 1.82 (4) $110,760
Pennsylvania 1,010 0.18 1.70 (4) $90,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 320 0.13 1.19 (4) $112,910
Massachusetts 630 0.19 1.82 (4) $110,760
New Hampshire 70 0.12 1.13 (4) $110,360
New Jersey 290 0.08 0.72 (4) $106,010
New York 1,410 0.16 1.55 (4) $103,860





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 640 0.12 1.16 (4) $110,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.93 (4) $114,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 360 0.21 1.95 (4) $129,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 360 0.19 1.83 (4) $103,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.14 1.28 (4) $109,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.81 (4) $67,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 200 0.07 0.68 (4) $102,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.14 1.29 (4) $84,250
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.16 1.55 (4) $96,540
Baltimore-Towson, MD 160 0.13 1.19 (4) $111,480




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.85 8.03 (4) $71,380
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.68 6.43 (4) $80,890
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.66 6.27 (4) $98,470
Columbia, MO 50 0.54 5.09 (4) $90,860
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.37 3.48 (4) $100,210
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.34 3.21 (4) $106,490
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 140 0.32 3.03 (4) $83,990
Rochester, NY 140 0.28 2.60 (4) $164,490
Syracuse, NY 70 0.24 2.32 (4) $81,070
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.24 2.24 (4) $88,940




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)
Rochester, NY 140 0.28 2.60 (4) $164,490
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.11 (4) $148,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 360 0.21 1.95 (4) $129,840
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 1.25 (4) $120,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.93 (4) $114,900
Baltimore-Towson, MD 160 0.13 1.19 (4) $111,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 640 0.12 1.16 (4) $110,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.14 1.28 (4) $109,510
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.34 3.21 (4) $106,490
Columbus, OH 100 0.11 1.00 (4) $103,850

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.14 39.18 (4) $88,200
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 2.85 (4) $62,590
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.57 (8) (8)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.69 (8) (8)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.11 (4) $56,940

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.14 39.18 (4) $88,200
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 2.85 (4) $62,590
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.69 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.57 (8) (8)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.11 (4) $56,940

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 West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.02 (4) $97,520
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.14 39.18 (4) $88,200
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.65 (4) $83,050
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.15 (4) $76,520
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.49 (4) $74,470


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014