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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes “Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary” (25-1043).


National estimates for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
5,440 0.7 % (4) $ 92,210 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,760 $ 62,160 $ 81,980 $ 105,850 $ 150,150
  (4)

Industry profile for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,840 0.16 (4) $ 94,270
Junior Colleges 600 0.10 (4) $ 76,190

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,840 0.16 (4) $ 94,270
Junior Colleges 600 0.10 (4) $ 76,190

Top paying industries for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,840 0.16 (4) $ 94,270
Junior Colleges 600 0.10 (4) $ 76,190


Geographic profile for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of environmental science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 440 0.12 3.05 (8) (8)
New York 430 0.05 1.28 (4) $ 104,990
Texas 300 0.02 0.64 (4) $ 88,030
Georgia 290 0.07 1.69 (4) $ 57,980
New Jersey 270 0.07 1.83 (4) $ 101,960


Map of location quotient of environmental science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 80 0.28 7.23 (4) $ 76,330
Montana 80 0.17 4.37 (4) $ 100,670
Hawaii 70 0.13 3.38 (4) $ 102,310
Maine 80 0.13 3.36 (4) $ 85,020
Virginia 440 0.12 3.05 (8) (8)


Map of annual mean wages of environmental science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 190 0.01 0.29 (4) $ 120,440
Michigan 150 0.04 0.97 (4) $ 115,630
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.96 (4) $ 111,600
Utah 40 0.03 0.66 (4) $ 106,000
New York 430 0.05 1.28 (4) $ 104,990



Map of employment of environmental science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Environmental Science 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 410 0.05 1.22 (4) $ 115,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.09 2.22 (4) $ 101,810
Bloomington, IN 150 2.17 56.05 (4) $ 89,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.05 1.21 (4) $ 63,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.99 (4) $ 107,040
Ann Arbor, MI 80 0.39 10.00 (4) $ 133,560
Rochester, NY 70 0.15 3.86 (4) $ 83,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 0.70 (4) $ 119,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 70 0.01 0.30 (4) $ 126,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 70 0.02 0.40 (4) $ 85,480


Map of location quotient of environmental science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomington, IN 150 2.17 56.05 (4) $ 89,800
Ann Arbor, MI 80 0.39 10.00 (4) $ 133,560
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.27 7.08 (4) $ 70,480
Rochester, NY 70 0.15 3.86 (4) $ 83,790
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.09 2.46 (4) $ 84,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.09 2.22 (4) $ 101,810
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.08 2.05 (4) $ 100,750
Columbus, OH 60 0.06 1.64 (4) $ 99,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 1.40 (4) $ 78,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.05 1.22 (4) $ 115,570


Map of annual mean wages of environmental science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 80 0.39 10.00 (4) $ 133,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 70 0.01 0.30 (4) $ 126,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 30 0.03 0.65 (4) $ 120,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 0.70 (4) $ 119,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.57 (4) $ 116,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.05 1.22 (4) $ 115,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60 0.02 0.58 (4) $ 112,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.99 (4) $ 107,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.09 2.22 (4) $ 101,810
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.08 2.05 (4) $ 100,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 12.45 (4) $ 104,470
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 10.29 (4) $ 105,470

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 12.45 (4) $ 104,470
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 10.29 (4) $ 105,470

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Environmental Science 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 40 0.40 10.29 (4) $ 105,470
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 12.45 (4) $ 104,470


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022