Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2032) 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)
946,730 0.8 % (4) $58,260 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,230 $44,440 $55,360 $69,970 $86,720
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 935,930 11.30 (4) $58,320
Employment Services 3,100 0.09 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,460 0.05 (4) $51,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,430 0.03 (4) $48,790
State Government (OES Designation) 1,150 0.05 (4) $56,320

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 935,930 11.30 (4) $58,320
Educational Support Services 640 0.43 (4) $51,180
Other Residential Care Facilities 490 0.31 (4) $48,120
Employment Services 3,100 0.09 (8) (8)
Other Schools and Instruction 250 0.07 (4) $61,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 250 0.07 (4) $61,820
Religious Organizations (8) (8) (4) $60,610
Elementary and Secondary Schools 935,930 11.30 (4) $58,320
State Government (OES Designation) 1,150 0.05 (4) $56,320
Social Advocacy Organizations 60 0.03 (4) $55,950


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 100,500 9.21 1.29 (4) $51,850
California 85,910 5.84 0.82 (4) $69,260
New York 65,940 7.64 1.07 (4) $75,250
Pennsylvania 53,310 9.49 1.33 (4) $61,470
Illinois 49,230 8.63 1.21 (4) $67,580




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)
Vermont 3,010 10.09 1.41 (4) $54,350
Mississippi 10,670 9.85 1.38 (4) $42,820
Pennsylvania 53,310 9.49 1.33 (4) $61,470
Rhode Island 4,310 9.44 1.32 (4) $69,990
Texas 100,500 9.21 1.29 (4) $51,850




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 65,940 7.64 1.07 (4) $75,250
Alaska 2,140 6.65 0.93 (4) $71,040
New Jersey 33,900 8.87 1.24 (4) $70,870
Rhode Island 4,310 9.44 1.32 (4) $69,990
Massachusetts 23,470 7.21 1.01 (4) $69,340





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 33,560 6.40 0.90 (4) $77,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 28,610 7.73 1.08 (4) $74,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 24,450 6.15 0.86 (4) $69,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 21,900 7.94 1.11 (4) $53,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 18,570 10.09 1.41 (4) $65,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,380 8.09 1.13 (4) $53,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,980 5.62 0.79 (4) $56,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,700 5.36 0.75 (4) $69,860
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 12,030 9.74 1.36 (4) $96,250
Columbus, OH 10,390 11.04 1.55 (4) $62,130