Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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)
92,930 2.4 % (4) $72,630 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,530 $45,420 $62,830 $87,080 $122,360
  (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 68,300 2.33 (4) $72,610
Junior Colleges 18,040 2.37 (4) $74,020
Other Schools and Instruction 6,060 1.67 (4) $70,010
Technical and Trade Schools 250 0.17 (4) $53,090
Performing Arts Companies 110 0.09 (4) $63,520

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 18,040 2.37 (4) $74,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 68,300 2.33 (4) $72,610
Other Schools and Instruction 6,060 1.67 (4) $70,010
Technical and Trade Schools 250 0.17 (4) $53,090
Performing Arts Companies 110 0.09 (4) $63,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 18,040 2.37 (4) $74,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 68,300 2.33 (4) $72,610
Other Schools and Instruction 6,060 1.67 (4) $70,010
Performing Arts Companies 110 0.09 (4) $63,520
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $54,520


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)
California 11,380 0.77 1.10 (4) $82,400
New York 11,310 1.31 1.87 (4) $105,130
Texas 5,190 0.48 0.68 (4) $59,880
Ohio 5,120 1.00 1.42 (4) $70,000
Massachusetts 4,710 1.44 2.06 (4) $80,420




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 750 1.64 2.34 (4) $69,730
Massachusetts 4,710 1.44 2.06 (4) $80,420
Oregon 2,280 1.39 1.98 (4) $70,430
New York 11,310 1.31 1.87 (4) $105,130
Vermont 370 1.23 1.75 (4) $79,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 11,310 1.31 1.87 (4) $105,130
New Jersey 2,290 0.60 0.85 (4) $90,110
Connecticut 900 0.55 0.79 (4) $87,210
California 11,380 0.77 1.10 (4) $82,400
Massachusetts 4,710 1.44 2.06 (4) $80,420





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 7,590 1.45 2.07 (4) $122,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,670 0.92 1.32 (4) $78,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,350 1.92 2.73 (4) $84,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.56 0.79 (4) $63,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,780 1.73 2.47 (4) $69,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.92 1.31 (4) $70,170
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,500 1.48 2.12 (4) $94,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,340 1.28 1.83 (4) $77,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.55 0.79 (4) $74,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 1.22 1.74 (4) $78,160




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 210 3.60 5.14 (4) $59,210
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 150 2.42 3.45 (4) $49,990
Columbia, MO 200 2.24 3.20 (4) $61,780
Battle Creek, MI 110 2.12 3.02 (8) (8)
Prescott, AZ 110 2.03 2.90 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 370 1.98 2.83 (4) $54,520
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 240 1.94 2.77 (4) $56,400
Greeley, CO 170 1.94 2.77 (4) $39,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,350 1.92 2.73 (4) $84,270
Abilene, TX 120 1.86 2.66 (4) $60,140




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,590 1.45 2.07 (4) $122,970
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 40 0.15 0.21 (4) $107,740
Rochester, NY 640 1.29 1.83 (4) $97,210
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.27 0.38 (4) $95,450
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,500 1.48 2.12 (4) $94,710
Richmond, VA 490 0.81 1.15 (4) $94,640
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $92,090
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 0.35 (4) $86,340
Utica-Rome, NY 90 0.70 1.00 (4) $86,290

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 330 1.76 2.51 (4) $56,010
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 1.07 1.52 (4) $68,320
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.42 2.02 (4) $51,740
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.59 0.84 (4) $50,580
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.27 1.82 (4) $62,870

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 170 7.32 10.44 (4) $85,420
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 3.07 4.38 (8) (8)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 2.04 2.91 (4) $83,420
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 210 2.02 0.00 (4) $84,530
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 330 1.76 2.51 (4) $56,010

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 80 0.54 0.77 (4) $98,390
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 170 7.32 10.44 (4) $85,420
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 210 2.02 0.00 (4) $84,530
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 2.04 2.91 (4) $83,420
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $79,010


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