Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in law. 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)
15,600 6.0 % (4) $122,280 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,450 $65,460 $105,080 $165,730 (5)
  (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 14,510 0.50 (4) $125,920
Junior Colleges 1,060 0.14 (4) $73,540

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 14,510 0.50 (4) $125,920
Junior Colleges 1,060 0.14 (4) $73,540

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 14,510 0.50 (4) $125,920
Junior Colleges 1,060 0.14 (4) $73,540


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 2,290 0.27 2.26 (4) $131,690
District of Columbia 1,230 1.84 15.65 (4) $103,330
Massachusetts 860 0.26 2.24 (4) $143,000
California 860 0.06 0.49 (4) $110,830
Ohio 760 0.15 1.26 (4) $113,390




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)
District of Columbia 1,230 1.84 15.65 (4) $103,330
New York 2,290 0.27 2.26 (4) $131,690
Massachusetts 860 0.26 2.24 (4) $143,000
Mississippi 210 0.19 1.65 (4) $86,310
Minnesota 500 0.19 1.58 (4) $107,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 230 0.06 0.49 (4) $151,470
Iowa 90 0.06 0.53 (4) $150,240
Georgia 200 0.05 0.44 (4) $149,280
Massachusetts 860 0.26 2.24 (4) $143,000
New Jersey 330 0.09 0.73 (4) $142,010





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 1,680 0.32 2.73 (4) $137,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.60 5.11 (4) $100,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 720 0.41 3.51 (4) $151,320
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 380 0.14 1.18 (4) $109,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.18 1.56 (4) $106,690
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.23 1.93 (4) $106,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.62 (4) $105,830
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 230 0.84 7.16 (4) $143,120
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 230 0.18 1.52 (4) $103,010
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 200 0.28 2.35 (4) $104,190




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 230 0.84 7.16 (4) $143,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.60 5.11 (4) $100,140
Jackson, MS 100 0.42 3.57 (4) $80,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 720 0.41 3.51 (4) $151,320
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 140 0.34 2.88 (4) $117,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.32 2.73 (4) $137,870
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 200 0.28 2.35 (4) $104,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.23 1.93 (4) $106,760
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 1.66 (4) $118,480
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 110 0.19 1.60 (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)
Salt Lake City, UT 90 0.14 1.21 (4) $170,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 720 0.41 3.51 (4) $151,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 0.48 (4) $147,950
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 0.07 0.63 (4) $145,810
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.86 (4) $144,870
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 230 0.84 7.16 (4) $143,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.32 2.73 (4) $137,870
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.12 1.05 (4) $119,490
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 1.66 (4) $118,480
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 140 0.34 2.88 (4) $117,160

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 4.03 (4) $93,280

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 4.03 (4) $93,280

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 4.03 (4) $93,280


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(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