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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
27,330 0.4 % (4) $ 84,580 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,640 $ 60,420 $ 77,560 $ 99,330 $ 132,720
  (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 20,350 0.68 (4) $ 82,380
Junior Colleges 6,910 1.12 (4) $ 91,220
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 54,920

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 6,910 1.12 (4) $ 91,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,350 0.68 (4) $ 82,380
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 54,920

Top paying industries for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,910 1.12 (4) $ 91,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,350 0.68 (4) $ 82,380
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 54,920


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.



Map of employment of communications teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 3,230 0.37 1.92 (4) $ 100,420
California 2,380 0.14 0.74 (4) $ 137,170
Texas 2,280 0.19 0.96 (4) $ 67,690
Illinois 1,710 0.30 1.57 (4) $ 82,770
Pennsylvania 1,200 0.22 1.11 (4) $ 82,560


Map of location quotient of communications teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 290 0.43 2.22 (4) $ 92,910
New York 3,230 0.37 1.92 (4) $ 100,420
Arizona 1,010 0.35 1.82 (4) $ 67,770
Hawaii 170 0.31 1.62 (4) $ 75,620
West Virginia 200 0.31 1.61 (4) $ 49,420


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


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 2,380 0.14 0.74 (4) $ 137,170
Alaska (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 102,940
New York 3,230 0.37 1.92 (4) $ 100,420
District of Columbia 290 0.43 2.22 (4) $ 92,910
New Jersey 1,200 0.31 1.61 (4) $ 91,450



Map of employment of communications teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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 2,900 0.33 1.72 (4) $ 106,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,320 0.31 1.61 (4) $ 86,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,090 0.19 0.98 (4) $ 149,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.40 2.08 (4) $ 66,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 730 0.25 1.28 (4) $ 85,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 710 0.27 1.37 (4) $ 85,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 620 0.24 1.24 (4) $ 90,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 460 0.16 0.83 (4) $ 75,810
Austin-Round Rock, TX 450 0.42 2.14 (4) $ 77,450
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 370 0.19 0.99 (4) $ 81,000


Map of location quotient of communications teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Trenton, NJ 250 1.09 5.59 (4) $ 92,730
Lubbock, TX 150 1.03 5.33 (4) $ 69,130
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.79 4.06 (4) $ 79,100
New Haven, CT 150 0.55 2.84 (4) $ 88,400
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.45 2.34 (4) $ 72,000
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.43 2.20 (4) $ 68,950
Austin-Round Rock, TX 450 0.42 2.14 (4) $ 77,450
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 200 0.41 2.10 (4) $ 73,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.40 2.08 (4) $ 66,790
Springfield, MO 80 0.40 2.08 (4) $ 67,620


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


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 1,090 0.19 0.98 (4) $ 149,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.09 0.45 (4) $ 127,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.13 0.67 (4) $ 124,320
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 0.97 (4) $ 124,310
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 0.40 (4) $ 106,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,900 0.33 1.72 (4) $ 106,640
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.29 1.51 (4) $ 98,940
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.24 1.25 (4) $ 97,580
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 0.63 (4) $ 97,460
Madison, WI 120 0.32 1.66 (4) $ 95,420

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 100 0.83 4.28 (4) $ 63,050
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 2.99 (4) $ 81,090
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 2.57 (4) $ 67,960
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.20 1.03 (4) $ 51,610
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 2.50 (4) $ 75,640

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 100 0.83 4.28 (4) $ 63,050
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 3.63 (4) $ 58,300
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 3.27 (4) $ 71,660
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 2.99 (4) $ 81,090
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 2.69 (4) $ 61,130

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.41 (4) $ 86,680
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.44 (4) $ 84,570
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 2.99 (4) $ 81,090
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.13 (4) $ 77,100
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 2.50 (4) $ 75,640


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