Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
60,260 2.0 % (4) $68,200 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,430 $44,640 $61,560 $82,430 $114,330
  (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 51,200 1.72 (4) $67,730
Junior Colleges 7,300 0.96 (4) $73,710
Other Schools and Instruction 430 0.11 (4) $58,010
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 380 0.53 (4) $74,380
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.16 (4) $51,340

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 51,200 1.72 (4) $67,730
Junior Colleges 7,300 0.96 (4) $73,710
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 380 0.53 (4) $74,380
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.16 (4) $51,340
Other Schools and Instruction 430 0.11 (4) $58,010

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 380 0.53 (4) $74,380
Junior Colleges 7,300 0.96 (4) $73,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 51,200 1.72 (4) $67,730
Other Schools and Instruction 430 0.11 (4) $58,010
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $54,290


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 6,180 0.69 1.57 (4) $79,240
Texas 4,470 0.39 0.88 (4) $61,500
Pennsylvania 3,810 0.67 1.53 (4) $68,900
California 3,690 0.24 0.55 (4) $77,750
Ohio 3,030 0.57 1.31 (4) $66,680



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)
Hawaii 630 1.01 2.32 (4) $68,600
New York 6,180 0.69 1.57 (4) $79,240
Pennsylvania 3,810 0.67 1.53 (4) $68,900
Nebraska 590 0.62 1.42 (4) $62,990
Arizona 1,610 0.62 1.42 (4) $65,790



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.26 0.60 (4) $81,430
Wisconsin 1,500 0.54 1.24 (4) $79,380
New York 6,180 0.69 1.57 (4) $79,240
Massachusetts 1,390 0.41 0.94 (4) $78,260
California 3,690 0.24 0.55 (4) $77,750




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 3,370 0.52 1.19 (4) $92,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,190 0.63 1.45 (4) $64,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.31 2.99 (4) $73,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.29 0.66 (4) $63,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.41 0.95 (4) $69,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.23 0.52 (4) $77,010
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 890 1.64 3.76 (4) $58,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 890 0.30 0.69 (4) $60,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 870 0.35 0.80 (4) $49,280
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 780 0.61 1.39 (4) $65,870



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 180 1.79 4.09 (4) $99,130
Harrisonburg, VA 100 1.74 3.98 (8) (8)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 890 1.64 3.76 (4) $58,290
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 80 1.57 3.58 (4) $70,260
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 120 1.55 3.55 (4) $76,530
Prescott, AZ 90 1.54 3.53 (8) (8)
Lawton, OK 70 1.48 3.38 (4) $51,000
Springfield, MO 280 1.42 3.25 (4) $69,490
Columbia, MO 130 1.41 3.22 (4) $78,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.31 2.99 (4) $73,800



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)
Gainesville, FL 140 1.12 2.56 (4) $115,490
Ann Arbor, MI 210 0.98 2.24 (4) $104,320
College Station-Bryan, TX 180 1.79 4.09 (4) $99,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,370 0.52 1.19 (4) $92,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 0.11 (4) $92,060
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 110 0.51 1.16 (4) $91,540
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 680 0.39 0.88 (4) $90,660
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $90,180
Binghamton, NY 50 0.45 1.02 (4) $90,150
Rochester, NY 380 0.74 1.70 (4) $85,740

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 220 1.22 2.79 (4) $72,410
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 1.66 3.80 (4) $70,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.80 1.83 (4) $66,530
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.71 1.62 (4) $58,280
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 160 1.07 2.44 (4) $35,530

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 1.66 3.80 (4) $70,620
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.54 3.52 (4) $69,100
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.25 2.87 (4) $58,630
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 220 1.22 2.79 (4) $72,410
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.18 2.71 (4) $53,030

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.45 1.04 (4) $80,490
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.96 2.19 (4) $75,750
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.06 (4) $75,660
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,190
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.98 2.25 (4) $72,590


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