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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
91,170 2.3 % (4) $ 84,780 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,220 $ 50,300 $ 69,690 $ 102,330 $ 153,060
  (4)

Industry profile for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 69,360 2.29 (4) $ 84,590
Junior Colleges 16,870 2.47 (4) $ 90,980
Other Schools and Instruction 4,380 1.09 (4) $ 66,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 16,870 2.47 (4) $ 90,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 69,360 2.29 (4) $ 84,590
Other Schools and Instruction 4,380 1.09 (4) $ 66,020

Top paying industries for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 16,870 2.47 (4) $ 90,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 69,360 2.29 (4) $ 84,590
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) (4) $ 68,490
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) (4) $ 67,760
Other Schools and Instruction 4,380 1.09 (4) $ 66,020


Geographic profile for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,670 0.65 0.99 (4) $ 113,140
New York 10,300 1.18 1.81 (4) $ 110,800
Texas 6,680 0.55 0.84 (4) $ 64,180
Massachusetts 5,280 1.58 2.41 (4) $ 110,510
Illinois 4,280 0.76 1.16 (4) $ 69,880




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 5,280 1.58 2.41 (4) $ 110,510
New York 10,300 1.18 1.81 (4) $ 110,800
Rhode Island 420 0.95 1.45 (4) $ 82,860
New Jersey 3,370 0.89 1.36 (4) $ 79,840
Utah 1,280 0.86 1.31 (4) $ 82,260




Top paying states for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,670 0.65 0.99 (4) $ 113,140
New York 10,300 1.18 1.81 (4) $ 110,800
Massachusetts 5,280 1.58 2.41 (4) $ 110,510
Minnesota 1,590 0.59 0.90 (4) $ 101,350
Florida 2,130 0.25 0.39 (4) $ 99,090





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Art, Drama, and Music 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 9,410 1.07 1.63 (4) $ 110,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,850 1.01 1.53 (4) $ 122,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,930 1.51 2.30 (4) $ 114,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,200 0.73 1.12 (4) $ 72,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,270 0.84 1.29 (4) $ 80,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,060 0.57 0.88 (4) $ 59,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,610 0.53 0.81 (4) $ 77,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,350 0.46 0.70 (4) $ 77,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,240 0.53 0.81 (4) $ 102,140
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,180 0.92 1.40 (4) $ 70,070




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawrence, KS 150 3.34 5.10 (4) $ 72,830
Trenton, NJ 660 2.86 4.36 (8) (8)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 180 2.68 4.10 (4) $ 64,380
Bloomington, IL 200 2.38 3.64 (8) (8)
Boulder, CO 420 2.34 3.57 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 460 2.19 3.33 (4) $ 96,500
Springfield, MA-CT 610 2.01 3.07 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 230 1.80 2.74 (8) (8)
Binghamton, NY 160 1.72 2.62 (4) $ 100,730
Terre Haute, IN 110 1.67 2.55 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Art, Drama, and Music 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 5,850 1.01 1.53 (4) $ 122,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 930 0.50 0.77 (4) $ 115,740
Rochester, NY 670 1.40 2.13 (4) $ 115,080
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,930 1.51 2.30 (4) $ 114,250
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 113,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 850 0.60 0.92 (4) $ 111,630
Fresno, CA 190 0.52 0.79 (4) $ 111,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9,410 1.07 1.63 (4) $ 110,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,240 0.53 0.81 (4) $ 102,140
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 860 0.34 0.52 (4) $ 101,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Art, Drama, and Music 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 310 2.54 3.87 (4) $ 59,360
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.78 2.71 (4) $ 55,580
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 220 1.45 2.22 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.86 1.31 (4) $ 68,680
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.42 2.16 (8) (8)

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 200 3.52 5.36 (4) $ 91,980
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 2.54 3.87 (4) $ 59,360
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 190 1.92 2.93 (4) $ 82,040
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.78 2.71 (4) $ 55,580
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 220 1.45 2.22 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 200 3.52 5.36 (4) $ 91,980
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 0.85 1.30 (4) $ 82,730
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 190 1.92 2.93 (4) $ 82,040
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 2.04 (4) $ 78,420
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.51 (4) $ 74,090


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