Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
121,360 1.8 % $25.33 $52,680 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.43 $17.43 $23.22 $31.07 $40.92
Annual Wage (2) $27,940 $36,260 $48,300 $64,630 $85,120


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 48,090 6.32 $26.31 $54,730
Technical and Trade Schools 47,660 32.08 $24.09 $50,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,070 0.31 $26.77 $55,690
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 6,260 8.52 $24.32 $50,580
State Government (OES Designation) 3,900 0.18 $25.62 $53,300

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 47,660 32.08 $24.09 $50,120
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 6,260 8.52 $24.32 $50,580
Junior Colleges 48,090 6.32 $26.31 $54,730
Other Schools and Instruction 2,140 0.59 $24.98 $51,950
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,470 0.45 $19.20 $39,940

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 110 0.01 $47.27 $98,330
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $37.47 $77,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $32.99 $68,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $32.90 $68,440
Support Activities for Air Transportation 90 0.06 $32.37 $67,330


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 14,060 0.96 1.04 $30.20 $62,810
Texas 11,410 1.05 1.14 $23.49 $48,860
Florida 7,130 0.96 1.04 $25.82 $53,710
North Carolina 6,520 1.65 1.80 $23.29 $48,450
Pennsylvania 5,760 1.02 1.12 $27.16 $56,500




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)
West Virginia 1,580 2.23 2.43 $22.57 $46,950
Utah 2,380 1.91 2.09 $20.30 $42,220
Washington 4,920 1.74 1.90 $27.11 $56,390
North Carolina 6,520 1.65 1.80 $23.29 $48,450
Nebraska 1,390 1.50 1.64 $27.89 $58,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.50 0.54 $39.06 $81,250
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.09 $35.37 $73,560
Wisconsin 1,890 0.70 0.76 $33.15 $68,940
Montana 640 1.46 1.60 $30.39 $63,210
California 14,060 0.96 1.04 $30.20 $62,810





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,170 0.80 0.87 $29.15 $60,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,020 1.10 1.20 $24.98 $51,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,000 0.81 0.88 $23.67 $49,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.53 0.58 $31.78 $66,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,300 1.59 1.73 $29.87 $62,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,220 1.25 1.36 $24.99 $51,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,130 0.92 1.01 $23.42 $48,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 1.26 1.37 $33.10 $68,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.90 0.99 $30.10 $62,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,540 0.86 0.94 $25.40 $52,830




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)
Manhattan, KS 200 4.04 4.41 (8) (8)
Waco, TX 370 3.64 3.97 $22.62 $47,050
Lawton, OK 130 3.24 3.54 $22.93 $47,700
Albany, GA 180 3.06 3.34 $22.38 $46,560
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 290 2.94 3.21 $21.44 $44,590
Mobile, AL 470 2.79 3.05 $17.56 $36,530
Provo-Orem, UT 490 2.60 2.85 $19.36 $40,270
Charleston, WV 360 2.50 2.73 $23.64 $49,180
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 180 2.36 2.57 $22.42 $46,640
St. George, UT 120 2.33 2.54 $17.38 $36,150