Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School " (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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)
630,620 1.2 % (4) $57,620 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,390 $44,400 $54,940 $68,900 $84,610
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 625,160 7.52 (4) $57,640
Employment Services 3,750 0.11 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 420 0.22 (8) (8)
Individual and Family Services 400 0.03 (4) $46,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 210 0.01 (4) $52,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 625,160 7.52 (4) $57,640
Religious Organizations 420 0.22 (8) (8)
Employment Services 3,750 0.11 (8) (8)
Other Residential Care Facilities 120 0.07 (4) $46,710
Individual and Family Services 400 0.03 (4) $46,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 (4) $92,670
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $67,130
Elementary and Secondary Schools 625,160 7.52 (4) $57,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 160 (7) (4) $55,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 210 0.01 (4) $52,410


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)
Texas 72,440 6.45 1.38 (4) $51,530
California 46,340 3.06 0.66 (4) $67,740
New York 39,220 4.45 0.95 (4) $75,470
Illinois 39,020 6.77 1.45 (4) $63,840
Florida 32,180 4.20 0.90 (4) $48,440



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)
Illinois 39,020 6.77 1.45 (4) $63,840
Texas 72,440 6.45 1.38 (4) $51,530
New Jersey 24,300 6.28 1.35 (4) $68,410
West Virginia 4,410 6.23 1.34 (4) $45,070
Mississippi 6,720 6.14 1.32 (4) $41,270



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 39,220 4.45 0.95 (4) $75,470
Connecticut 9,850 5.98 1.28 (4) $71,690
Alaska 1,620 5.00 1.07 (4) $71,040
Massachusetts 17,610 5.30 1.14 (4) $70,020
New Jersey 24,300 6.28 1.35 (4) $68,410




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 26,670 7.11 1.52 (4) $67,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,020 4.45 0.95 (4) $75,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 17,030 5.99 1.28 (4) $52,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,130 5.92 1.27 (4) $55,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,290 5.94 1.27 (4) $53,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,500 2.84 0.61 (4) $68,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,910 3.75 0.80 (4) $69,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,260 4.60 0.99 (4) $73,020
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 7,350 7.24 1.55 (4) $61,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,100 3.89 0.83 (4) $62,510