Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
621,970 1.1 % (4) $56,630 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,050 $43,790 $53,940 $67,420 $82,770
  (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 617,280 7.45 (4) $56,660
Employment Services 3,220 0.10 (8) (8)
Individual and Family Services 390 0.03 (4) $44,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 190 0.00 (4) $54,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 (4) $50,410

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 617,280 7.45 (4) $56,660
Other Residential Care Facilities 150 0.10 (4) $45,750
Employment Services 3,220 0.10 (8) (8)
Individual and Family Services 390 0.03 (4) $44,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 (4) $50,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) (4) $94,760
Elementary and Secondary Schools 617,280 7.45 (4) $56,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 190 (7) (4) $54,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 (4) $50,410
Other Residential Care Facilities 150 0.10 (4) $45,750


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 71,640 6.56 1.40 (4) $50,860
California 47,380 3.22 0.69 (4) $67,390
New York 39,890 4.62 0.98 (4) $75,340
Illinois 31,800 5.57 1.19 (4) $58,590
Florida 31,360 4.21 0.90 (4) $47,720




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 5,020 7.07 1.51 (4) $44,270
Mississippi 7,610 7.02 1.50 (4) $41,760
New Hampshire 4,120 6.64 1.42 (4) $53,470
Texas 71,640 6.56 1.40 (4) $50,860
New Jersey 23,120 6.05 1.29 (4) $67,220




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 39,890 4.62 0.98 (4) $75,340
Connecticut 9,900 6.05 1.29 (4) $69,660
Alaska 1,710 5.30 1.13 (4) $69,600
Rhode Island 2,380 5.23 1.11 (4) $68,180
Massachusetts 16,910 5.19 1.11 (4) $67,950





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 23,450 4.47 0.95 (4) $74,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 18,520 5.00 1.07 (4) $60,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 16,890 6.13 1.31 (4) $51,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,720 5.51 1.17 (4) $54,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,450 5.79 1.24 (4) $52,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,010 2.77 0.59 (4) $67,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,250 3.91 0.83 (4) $65,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,500 4.29 0.91 (4) $71,400
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,470 5.78 1.23 (4) $57,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 6,830 5.53 1.18 (4) $97,920