Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. 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)
29,920 1.8 % (4) $69,620 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,560 $46,860 $63,570 $87,120 $117,030
  (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 20,970 0.72 (4) $67,530
Junior Colleges 8,850 1.16 (4) $74,610
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $64,870

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 8,850 1.16 (4) $74,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,970 0.72 (4) $67,530
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $64,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 8,850 1.16 (4) $74,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,970 0.72 (4) $67,530
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $64,870


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 3,090 0.21 0.93 (4) $88,800
New York 2,740 0.32 1.41 (4) $75,560
Texas 2,090 0.19 0.85 (4) $59,140
Ohio 1,910 0.37 1.65 (4) $63,540
Florida 1,690 0.23 1.01 (4) $72,630




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 360 0.54 2.40 (4) $83,540
Arizona 1,090 0.44 1.96 (4) $76,440
Vermont 130 0.43 1.89 (4) $82,740
Iowa 580 0.39 1.72 (4) $67,330
Ohio 1,910 0.37 1.65 (4) $63,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,090 0.21 0.93 (4) $88,800
District of Columbia 360 0.54 2.40 (4) $83,540
Vermont 130 0.43 1.89 (4) $82,740
New Jersey 650 0.17 0.75 (4) $78,720
Arizona 1,090 0.44 1.96 (4) $76,440





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 1,510 0.29 1.28 (4) $82,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.24 1.08 (4) $88,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 1.13 (4) $83,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 580 0.16 0.69 (4) $59,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 490 0.26 1.17 (4) $79,320
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 470 0.55 2.45 (4) $63,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 430 0.25 1.10 (4) $77,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 390 0.30 1.33 (4) $62,700
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 360 0.36 1.59 (4) $68,380
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 340 0.27 1.18 (4) $85,390




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)
Columbia, MO 150 1.69 7.50 (4) $72,180
Savannah, GA 190 1.24 5.51 (4) $101,420
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.22 5.43 (4) $60,500
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 100 1.12 4.98 (4) $65,810
Gainesville, FL 130 1.06 4.70 (4) $87,540
Tallahassee, FL 150 0.93 4.13 (4) $70,910
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.93 4.14 (4) $65,540
Provo-Orem, UT 150 0.82 3.65 (4) $49,250
Akron, OH 260 0.81 3.58 (8) (8)
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.75 3.32 (4) $69,130




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.17 0.77 (4) $117,730
Savannah, GA 190 1.24 5.51 (4) $101,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 310 0.25 1.13 (4) $99,350
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 270 0.33 1.46 (4) $94,040
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.26 1.14 (4) $90,850
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.41 1.80 (4) $90,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.24 1.08 (4) $88,750
Gainesville, FL 130 1.06 4.70 (4) $87,540
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 340 0.27 1.18 (4) $85,390
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.49 (4) $83,710

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.91 4.03 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.57 2.52 (4) $53,690
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 1.94 (4) $61,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.21 0.91 (4) $48,910
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.15 (4) $64,360

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.91 4.03 (8) (8)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 2.75 (8) (8)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 2.72 (4) $63,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.57 2.52 (4) $53,690
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 0.00 (4) $100,590

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 60 0.56 0.00 (4) $100,590
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.11 (4) $78,290
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,530
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.08 (4) $68,430
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.82 (4) $68,230


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