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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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

National estimates for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
28,430 2.3 % (4) $ 80,940 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,690 $ 54,050 $ 71,030 $ 98,750 $ 137,520
  (4)

Industry profile for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,990 0.69 (4) $ 78,470
Junior Colleges 7,370 1.08 (4) $ 88,160
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 49,580

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,370 1.08 (4) $ 88,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,990 0.69 (4) $ 78,470
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 49,580

Top paying industries for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,370 1.08 (4) $ 88,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,990 0.69 (4) $ 78,470
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 49,580


Geographic profile for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

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





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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 3,200 0.37 1.80 (4) $ 99,610
Texas 2,440 0.20 0.99 (4) $ 65,410
California 2,200 0.13 0.65 (4) $ 127,950
Illinois 1,550 0.28 1.35 (4) $ 84,890
Pennsylvania 1,490 0.27 1.32 (4) $ 80,370




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 250 0.37 1.81 (4) $ 86,660
New York 3,200 0.37 1.80 (4) $ 99,610
Arizona 1,040 0.37 1.79 (4) $ 65,160
Arkansas 420 0.36 1.75 (4) $ 62,410
West Virginia 230 0.36 1.75 (4) $ 42,840




Top paying states for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,200 0.13 0.65 (4) $ 127,950
New York 3,200 0.37 1.80 (4) $ 99,610
Massachusetts 850 0.25 1.24 (4) $ 89,220
District of Columbia 250 0.37 1.81 (4) $ 86,660
Illinois 1,550 0.28 1.35 (4) $ 84,890





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Communications 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 3,120 0.35 1.73 (4) $ 101,270
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,400 0.32 1.57 (4) $ 85,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 0.17 0.85 (4) $ 143,510
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,010 0.38 1.84 (4) $ 82,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 800 0.26 1.29 (4) $ 77,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 590 0.20 0.97 (4) $ 71,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 580 0.22 1.08 (4) $ 89,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 480 0.13 0.65 (4) $ 58,970
Syracuse, NY 370 1.33 6.51 (4) $ 86,650
Austin-Round Rock, TX 370 0.35 1.71 (4) $ 84,450




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Syracuse, NY 370 1.33 6.51 (4) $ 86,650
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 50 1.08 5.30 (8) (8)
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.82 4.02 (4) $ 90,130
Eugene, OR 120 0.81 3.96 (4) $ 87,400
Fort Collins, CO 90 0.59 2.88 (4) $ 71,340
Bangor, ME 40 0.59 2.87 (4) $ 60,390
Bellingham, WA 40 0.55 2.71 (4) $ 76,390
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 40 0.54 2.62 (4) $ 60,500
Springfield, MA-CT 150 0.50 2.45 (4) $ 81,640
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 60 0.49 2.39 (4) $ 51,880




Top paying metropolitan areas for Communications 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 1,020 0.17 0.85 (4) $ 143,510
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 0.64 (4) $ 127,650
Fresno, CA 60 0.15 0.76 (4) $ 122,590
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,120 0.35 1.73 (4) $ 101,270
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.21 1.02 (4) $ 99,160
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.24 1.16 (4) $ 97,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.06 0.30 (4) $ 96,990
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 80 0.22 1.07 (4) $ 94,720
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 160 0.29 1.41 (4) $ 90,160
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.82 4.02 (4) $ 90,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Communications 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 110 0.90 4.41 (4) $ 60,350
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 3.50 (4) $ 79,490
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.44 (4) $ 41,600
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.20 0.97 (4) $ 64,890
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 2.19 (4) $ 78,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Communications 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 110 0.90 4.41 (4) $ 60,350
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 3.50 (4) $ 79,490
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 3.02 (4) $ 89,900
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 2.97 (4) $ 67,710
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 2.19 (4) $ 78,680

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 3.02 (4) $ 89,900
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 86,700
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 3.50 (4) $ 79,490
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 2.19 (4) $ 78,680
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.67 (4) $ 75,000


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