Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
960,380 0.9 % (4) $59,330 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,540 $45,010 $56,310 $71,580 $88,910
  (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 948,960 11.42 (4) $59,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,840 0.06 (4) $51,290
State Government (OES Designation) 1,350 0.06 (4) $64,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,090 0.02 (4) $45,140
Educational Support Services 810 0.54 (4) $49,740

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 948,960 11.42 (4) $59,400
Educational Support Services 810 0.54 (4) $49,740
Other Residential Care Facilities 390 0.25 (4) $47,780
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 210 0.07 (4) $45,270
Other Schools and Instruction 270 0.07 (4) $41,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,350 0.06 (4) $64,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 948,960 11.42 (4) $59,400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 90 0.04 (4) $57,480
Individual and Family Services 350 0.02 (4) $51,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,840 0.06 (4) $51,290


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 103,260 9.20 1.29 (4) $52,420
California 86,930 5.75 0.81 (4) $72,670
New York 67,320 7.64 1.07 (4) $76,680
Pennsylvania 50,930 9.01 1.27 (4) $62,130
Illinois 49,610 8.60 1.21 (4) $70,120



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 3,230 10.74 1.51 (4) $54,400
Rhode Island 4,440 9.58 1.35 (4) $67,250
Mississippi 10,430 9.53 1.34 (4) $42,520
Maine 5,450 9.29 1.31 (4) $49,110
Texas 103,260 9.20 1.29 (4) $52,420



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 67,320 7.64 1.07 (4) $76,680
New Jersey 32,760 8.47 1.19 (4) $72,790
California 86,930 5.75 0.81 (4) $72,670
Alaska 2,220 6.83 0.96 (4) $72,120
Massachusetts 24,000 7.22 1.02 (4) $71,000




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 34,160 6.34 0.89 (4) $79,490
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 30,880 8.23 1.16 (4) $75,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,910 6.39 0.90 (4) $73,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 23,580 8.29 1.17 (4) $53,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,950 9.64 1.36 (4) $65,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,650 7.88 1.11 (4) $54,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,060 5.91 0.83 (4) $70,270
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 12,560 9.96 1.40 (4) $98,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,070 5.06 0.71 (4) $56,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 11,360 6.22 0.88 (4) $66,020