Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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)
63,190 2.4 % (4) $65,630 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $30,490 $43,730 $60,170 $80,390 $108,640
  (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 52,440 1.79 (4) $66,020
Junior Colleges 8,760 1.15 (4) $66,210
Other Schools and Instruction 1,120 0.31 (4) $54,490
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 330 0.44 (4) $52,190
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.15 (4) $50,800

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 52,440 1.79 (4) $66,020
Junior Colleges 8,760 1.15 (4) $66,210
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 330 0.44 (4) $52,190
Other Schools and Instruction 1,120 0.31 (4) $54,490
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.15 (4) $50,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 8,760 1.15 (4) $66,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 52,440 1.79 (4) $66,020
Other Schools and Instruction 1,120 0.31 (4) $54,490
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 330 0.44 (4) $52,190
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.15 (4) $50,800


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 5,520 0.64 1.34 (4) $76,710
California 4,430 0.30 0.63 (4) $68,620
Texas 3,670 0.34 0.71 (4) $64,040
Pennsylvania 3,640 0.65 1.36 (4) $73,320
Illinois 3,350 0.59 1.23 (4) $50,690




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)
Arizona 2,710 1.09 2.30 (4) $68,270
Hawaii 640 1.07 2.24 (4) $64,230
Vermont 250 0.84 1.76 (4) $71,210
Missouri 2,220 0.84 1.77 (4) $56,160
Nebraska 740 0.80 1.67 (4) $59,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 110 0.33 0.69 (4) $82,640
Rhode Island 170 0.36 0.77 (4) $80,370
New York 5,520 0.64 1.34 (4) $76,710
Virginia 1,430 0.39 0.83 (4) $76,210
Massachusetts 1,280 0.39 0.83 (4) $75,460





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 2,690 0.51 1.08 (4) $91,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,340 1.31 2.75 (4) $67,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.47 1.00 (4) $51,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.72 1.51 (4) $76,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.33 0.69 (4) $69,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 980 0.42 0.87 (4) $76,330
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 900 0.94 1.98 (4) $77,330
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 870 1.63 3.43 (4) $55,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 830 0.64 1.35 (4) $43,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 780 0.44 0.92 (4) $64,770




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)
Springfield, MO 690 3.67 7.70 (8) (8)
Tuscaloosa, AL 180 1.99 4.18 (4) $64,900
Flagstaff, AZ 110 1.92 4.03 (4) $62,470
Columbia, MO 150 1.70 3.57 (4) $71,600
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 870 1.63 3.43 (4) $55,730
Prescott, AZ 90 1.58 3.31 (8) (8)
Lincoln, NE 250 1.52 3.18 (4) $64,690
Akron, OH 440 1.38 2.90 (8) (8)
Honolulu, HI 590 1.33 2.79 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,340 1.31 2.75 (4) $67,720




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)
Tyler, TX 90 0.92 1.93 (4) $164,780
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 280 0.40 0.83 (4) $95,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,690 0.51 1.08 (4) $91,430
Richmond, VA 250 0.42 0.88 (4) $89,720
Binghamton, NY 40 0.42 0.88 (4) $87,740
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 110 0.53 1.11 (4) $87,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 0.22 (4) $86,460
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 210 0.18 0.39 (4) $85,480
El Paso, TX 70 0.25 0.53 (4) $83,540
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $82,740

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 230 1.23 2.57 (4) $66,520
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 210 1.71 3.58 (4) $61,910
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.17 2.46 (4) $74,950
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.07 2.25 (4) $77,370
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.99 2.08 (8) (8)

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 210 1.71 3.58 (4) $61,910
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 1.23 2.57 (4) $66,520
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.21 2.54 (4) $67,470
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.17 2.46 (4) $74,950
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.07 2.25 (4) $77,370

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 0.00 (4) $81,140
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.07 2.25 (4) $77,370
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.17 2.46 (4) $74,950
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.96 2.01 (4) $72,730
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 2.06 (4) $70,360


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