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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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)
53,090 1.8 % (4) $98,700 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $44,750 $59,710 $83,300 $122,410 $173,930
  (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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 37,160 1.20 (4) $97,560
Junior Colleges 12,780 1.79 (4) $82,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.05 (4) $167,510
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $61,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 12,780 1.79 (4) $82,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 37,160 1.20 (4) $97,560
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $61,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.05 (4) $167,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.05 (4) $167,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 37,160 1.20 (4) $97,560
Junior Colleges 12,780 1.79 (4) $82,920
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $61,180


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)
New York 4,890 0.51 1.42 (4) $108,590
Texas 4,030 0.32 0.90 (4) $88,990
California 3,590 0.21 0.57 (4) $128,580
Pennsylvania 3,190 0.54 1.50 (4) $97,430
Massachusetts 2,360 0.65 1.81 (4) $101,930




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)
Alabama 1,980 1.00 2.78 (8) (8)
Connecticut 1,170 0.70 1.94 (4) $108,500
Massachusetts 2,360 0.65 1.81 (4) $101,930
Pennsylvania 3,190 0.54 1.50 (4) $97,430
District of Columbia 390 0.54 1.49 (4) $141,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 390 0.54 1.49 (4) $141,790
California 3,590 0.21 0.57 (4) $128,580
New Hampshire 310 0.48 1.32 (4) $119,750
Utah 600 0.40 1.10 (4) $119,380
New York 4,890 0.51 1.42 (4) $108,590





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,310 0.45 1.24 (4) $109,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,620 0.56 1.56 (4) $104,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,610 0.34 0.95 (4) $82,090
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,510 0.54 1.49 (4) $103,170
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,340 3.82 10.58 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,290 0.21 0.57 (4) $138,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,160 0.36 1.01 (4) $107,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,060 0.35 0.96 (4) $110,230
St. Louis, MO-IL 870 0.64 1.76 (4) $80,090
Columbus, OH 750 0.71 1.97 (4) $97,200




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,340 3.82 10.58 (8) (8)
College Station-Bryan, TX 390 3.46 9.57 (4) $112,710
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 230 3.26 9.01 (4) $99,140
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 350 1.63 4.50 (4) $111,250
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 1.43 3.95 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 340 1.18 3.27 (4) $117,690
Madison, WI 440 1.11 3.08 (4) $97,720
Springfield, MA-CT 360 1.06 2.94 (4) $94,610
Lubbock, TX 150 1.05 2.91 (4) $107,760
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 320 1.03 2.86 (4) $107,570




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 680 0.46 1.26 (4) $143,420
Salt Lake City, UT 300 0.40 1.12 (4) $142,610
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) (4) $140,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,290 0.21 0.57 (4) $138,130
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 250 0.25 0.70 (4) $138,010
Fresno, CA 70 0.19 0.51 (4) $127,810
Ithaca, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $126,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 390 0.16 0.44 (4) $120,140
Worcester, MA-CT 340 1.18 3.27 (4) $117,690
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 470 0.81 2.24 (4) $116,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.57 1.58 (4) $47,950
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 1.47 4.07 (4) $152,710
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 1.27 3.50 (4) $86,330
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.89 2.47 (4) $62,190
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 110 0.69 1.92 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

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 150 1.47 4.07 (4) $152,710
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 1.27 3.50 (4) $86,330
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.10 3.05 (4) $85,690
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.03 2.86 (4) $86,480
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 0.89 2.47 (4) $67,570

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

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 150 1.47 4.07 (4) $152,710
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $96,900
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 1.50 (4) $92,590
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.03 2.86 (4) $86,480
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 1.27 3.50 (4) $86,330


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020