Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial, and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.


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)
Wage RSE (3)
121,200 1.7 % $25.54 $53,130 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.53 $17.56 $23.25 $30.96 $41.42
Annual Wage (2) $28,150 $36,520 $48,360 $64,400 $86,160


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)
Junior Colleges 47,760 6.26 $26.21 $54,520
Technical and Trade Schools 47,620 32.08 $24.32 $50,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,180 0.35 $27.30 $56,790
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 5,670 7.80 $25.73 $53,520
State Government (OES Designation) 3,560 0.16 $25.24 $52,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 47,620 32.08 $24.32 $50,580
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 5,670 7.80 $25.73 $53,520
Junior Colleges 47,760 6.26 $26.21 $54,520
Other Schools and Instruction 2,100 0.56 $24.84 $51,660
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,410 0.43 $21.17 $44,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 130 0.01 $48.71 $101,310
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $33.49 $69,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $32.69 $67,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $32.44 $67,480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $31.65 $65,840


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 13,830 0.91 1.02 $29.29 $60,930
Texas 10,870 0.97 1.08 $23.66 $49,210
North Carolina 7,600 1.89 2.10 $23.87 $49,640
Florida 7,080 0.92 1.03 $25.86 $53,780
New York 5,770 0.66 0.73 $31.71 $65,950



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)
North Carolina 7,600 1.89 2.10 $23.87 $49,640
Utah 2,140 1.67 1.86 $23.28 $48,420
Washington 4,720 1.63 1.82 $26.25 $54,590
West Virginia 1,120 1.58 1.76 $22.20 $46,170
Kentucky 2,850 1.58 1.76 $23.67 $49,240



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 180 0.55 0.61 $39.18 $81,480
Wisconsin 1,770 0.65 0.72 $33.70 $70,100
Rhode Island 260 0.56 0.63 $33.39 $69,440
New York 5,770 0.66 0.73 $31.71 $65,950
Montana 560 1.25 1.40 $31.08 $64,640




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,260 1.15 1.28 $25.20 $52,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,190 0.79 0.88 $28.62 $59,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.82 0.91 $24.46 $50,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,800 0.52 0.58 $33.03 $68,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,350 1.29 1.44 $23.69 $49,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,140 1.43 1.60 $27.81 $57,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,860 0.78 0.87 $22.57 $46,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,830 1.23 1.37 $31.67 $65,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,720 0.94 1.05 $26.04 $54,160
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,630 1.79 1.99 $24.59 $51,140



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)
Logan, UT-ID 290 5.54 6.18 $26.21 $54,520
Monroe, MI 160 4.11 4.59 $34.90 $72,580
Montgomery, AL 650 4.09 4.56 $25.44 $52,910
Williamsport, PA 210 3.88 4.33 (8) (8)
Owensboro, KY 170 3.52 3.92 $20.57 $42,790
Fayetteville, NC 430 3.48 3.88 $23.86 $49,630
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 370 3.46 3.86 $20.86 $43,390
Missoula, MT 180 3.13 3.49 $22.66 $47,130
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 310 3.09 3.44 $23.45 $48,780
Springfield, MA-CT 880 3.03 3.38 $22.95 $47,740