Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
29,470 1.9 % (4) $69,230 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,570 $46,270 $62,550 $86,270 $117,720
  (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 20,910 0.71 (4) $67,110
Junior Colleges 8,480 1.11 (4) $74,560
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $55,980

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 8,480 1.11 (4) $74,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,910 0.71 (4) $67,110
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $55,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 8,480 1.11 (4) $74,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,910 0.71 (4) $67,110
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $55,980


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 3,180 0.21 0.96 (4) $92,440
New York 2,660 0.30 1.38 (4) $77,360
Texas 2,190 0.20 0.89 (4) $62,390
Pennsylvania 1,640 0.29 1.33 (4) $69,120
Ohio 1,570 0.30 1.38 (4) $60,470



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 320 0.47 2.16 (4) $76,810
Vermont 110 0.37 1.69 (4) $66,270
Wisconsin 980 0.36 1.65 (4) $74,520
Iowa 510 0.34 1.54 (4) $68,110
Ohio 1,570 0.30 1.38 (4) $60,470



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,180 0.21 0.96 (4) $92,440
New York 2,660 0.30 1.38 (4) $77,360
District of Columbia 320 0.47 2.16 (4) $76,810
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.53 (4) $75,060
Michigan 880 0.22 0.99 (4) $74,930




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 1,380 0.26 1.18 (4) $82,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.26 1.17 (4) $91,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 640 0.35 1.59 (4) $72,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.23 1.05 (4) $73,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 530 0.14 0.65 (4) $59,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 490 0.27 1.25 (4) $74,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 460 0.25 1.15 (4) $68,060
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 400 0.45 2.08 (4) $64,370
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 380 0.29 1.32 (4) $88,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 380 0.29 1.33 (4) $58,350



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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 100 1.59 7.30 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 140 1.52 6.96 (4) $74,250
Waco, TX 130 1.30 5.95 (8) (8)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 80 0.91 4.15 (4) $53,770
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 180 0.91 4.19 (4) $83,100
Ann Arbor, MI 170 0.85 3.89 (4) $103,340
Tallahassee, FL 120 0.78 3.56 (4) $60,370
Syracuse, NY 230 0.77 3.54 (4) $75,910
La Crosse, WI-MN 50 0.69 3.17 (4) $52,670
Boulder, CO 110 0.67 3.07 (4) $71,610



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 330 0.22 1.03 (4) $120,770
Ann Arbor, MI 170 0.85 3.89 (4) $103,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.22 0.99 (4) $98,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 210 0.25 1.16 (4) $95,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 0.62 (4) $93,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.26 1.17 (4) $91,410
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 130 0.46 2.10 (4) $88,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 380 0.29 1.32 (4) $88,210
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.31 1.42 (4) $87,520
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.33 1.50 (4) $84,030

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 4.18 (4) $43,740
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.55 2.51 (4) $54,650
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 2.28 (4) $69,570
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 1.90 (4) $62,700
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 1.34 (4) $52,880

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 4.18 (4) $43,740
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 2.84 (4) $61,280
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 2.66 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.55 2.51 (4) $54,650
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 2.28 (4) $69,570

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,300
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.30 (4) $71,260
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 1.26 (4) $71,120
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.90 (4) $70,160
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 2.28 (4) $69,570


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015