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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include providing instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


National estimates for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
21,530 1.7 % (4) $ 94,630 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,840 $ 60,320 $ 80,400 $ 114,270 $ 163,670
  (4)

Industry profile for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,860 0.56 (4) $ 96,000
Junior Colleges 4,560 0.67 (4) $ 88,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 (4) $ 142,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 4,560 0.67 (4) $ 88,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,860 0.56 (4) $ 96,000
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 (4) $ 142,560

Top paying industries for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 (4) $ 142,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,860 0.56 (4) $ 96,000
Junior Colleges 4,560 0.67 (4) $ 88,770


Geographic profile for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,360 0.27 1.75 (4) $ 111,480
California 1,650 0.10 0.65 (4) $ 121,350
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 1.77 (4) $ 90,590
Texas 1,480 0.12 0.79 (4) $ 92,680
Virginia 930 0.25 1.63 (4) $ 89,430




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 1.77 (4) $ 90,590
New York 2,360 0.27 1.75 (4) $ 111,480
Virginia 930 0.25 1.63 (4) $ 89,430
West Virginia 160 0.25 1.62 (4) $ 71,570
Montana 110 0.25 1.61 (4) $ 86,090




Top paying states for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,650 0.10 0.65 (4) $ 121,350
Rhode Island 80 0.19 1.21 (4) $ 113,950
New York 2,360 0.27 1.75 (4) $ 111,480
Utah 280 0.19 1.23 (4) $ 110,560
Maryland 310 0.12 0.80 (4) $ 110,450





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,090 0.24 1.53 (4) $ 112,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 910 0.34 2.18 (4) $ 91,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 630 0.14 0.93 (4) $ 94,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 620 0.11 0.69 (4) $ 140,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 500 0.24 1.53 (4) $ 68,860
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 490 0.19 1.21 (4) $ 116,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 440 0.15 0.96 (4) $ 103,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 320 0.11 0.69 (4) $ 100,590
Richmond, VA 320 0.51 3.29 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 310 0.09 0.56 (4) $ 87,830




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 1.19 7.66 (4) $ 88,280
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.06 6.85 (4) $ 136,080
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.73 4.69 (8) (8)
Trenton, NJ 140 0.59 3.82 (8) (8)
Richmond, VA 320 0.51 3.29 (8) (8)
Syracuse, NY 140 0.49 3.17 (4) $ 78,940
Madison, WI 160 0.42 2.71 (4) $ 111,670
Springfield, MA-CT 120 0.41 2.63 (4) $ 101,730
Fort Collins, CO 60 0.38 2.47 (4) $ 107,150
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.38 2.46 (4) $ 91,330




Top paying metropolitan areas for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 620 0.11 0.69 (4) $ 140,380
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.20 1.30 (4) $ 136,630
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.06 6.85 (4) $ 136,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 270 0.20 1.26 (4) $ 134,070
Rochester, NY 100 0.20 1.30 (4) $ 120,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 490 0.19 1.21 (4) $ 116,890
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,090 0.24 1.53 (4) $ 112,410
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 1.07 (4) $ 112,360
Madison, WI 160 0.42 2.71 (4) $ 111,670
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 190 0.15 0.96 (4) $ 109,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 3.31 (4) $ 60,650
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 2.53 (4) $ 94,610
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 0.93 (4) $ 81,660
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 3.78 (4) $ 105,910
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.48 (4) $ 99,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.76 4.89 (4) $ 75,830
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 3.78 (4) $ 105,910
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 3.31 (4) $ 60,650
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 2.53 (4) $ 94,610
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.48 (4) $ 99,380

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 2.03 (4) $ 126,800
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 3.78 (4) $ 105,910
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.48 (4) $ 99,380
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.68 (4) $ 95,790
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 2.53 (4) $ 94,610


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021