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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
64,800 1.4 % (4) $ 81,340 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,320 $ 52,060 $ 69,000 $ 100,410 $ 141,190
  (4)

Industry profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 39,490 1.30 (4) $ 78,410
Junior Colleges 24,800 3.63 (4) $ 86,690
Other Schools and Instruction 240 0.06 (4) $ 39,700
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.08 (4) $ 53,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 24,800 3.63 (4) $ 86,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 39,490 1.30 (4) $ 78,410
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.08 (4) $ 53,870
Other Schools and Instruction 240 0.06 (4) $ 39,700

Top paying industries for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 24,800 3.63 (4) $ 86,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 39,490 1.30 (4) $ 78,410
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $ 57,750
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.08 (4) $ 53,870
Other Schools and Instruction 240 0.06 (4) $ 39,700


Geographic profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 8,170 0.94 2.02 (4) $ 107,330
California 6,380 0.39 0.83 (4) $ 124,250
Texas 5,230 0.43 0.93 (4) $ 63,840
Pennsylvania 3,550 0.64 1.38 (4) $ 76,850
New Jersey 2,960 0.78 1.68 (4) $ 83,360




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 8,170 0.94 2.02 (4) $ 107,330
Hawaii 490 0.86 1.84 (4) $ 73,460
Vermont 230 0.82 1.76 (4) $ 82,410
New Jersey 2,960 0.78 1.68 (4) $ 83,360
Rhode Island 330 0.73 1.58 (4) $ 94,400




Top paying states for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,380 0.39 0.83 (4) $ 124,250
New York 8,170 0.94 2.02 (4) $ 107,330
Rhode Island 330 0.73 1.58 (4) $ 94,400
Idaho 210 0.29 0.62 (4) $ 90,440
District of Columbia 330 0.48 1.02 (4) $ 88,970





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in English Language and Literature 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 7,920 0.90 1.93 (4) $ 107,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,570 0.44 0.95 (4) $ 141,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,920 0.71 1.53 (4) $ 76,490
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,770 0.41 0.87 (4) $ 70,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,550 0.59 1.28 (4) $ 86,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,420 0.48 1.03 (4) $ 79,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,370 0.45 0.97 (4) $ 78,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,070 0.30 0.64 (4) $ 63,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 970 0.46 0.99 (4) $ 62,680
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 920 0.52 1.11 (4) $ 89,600




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 140 2.18 4.68 (4) $ 73,950
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 1.71 3.66 (4) $ 71,270
Ann Arbor, MI 300 1.46 3.13 (4) $ 99,250
Binghamton, NY 130 1.40 3.02 (4) $ 97,390
Flagstaff, AZ 80 1.33 2.86 (8) (8)
Johnstown, PA 60 1.32 2.83 (4) $ 59,850
Kingston, NY 70 1.29 2.78 (4) $ 64,670
Springfield, MA-CT 360 1.19 2.56 (4) $ 83,150
Bellingham, WA 90 1.17 2.51 (4) $ 74,620
Bangor, ME 70 1.16 2.48 (4) $ 59,300




Top paying metropolitan areas for English Language and Literature 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 2,570 0.44 0.95 (4) $ 141,420
Fresno, CA 170 0.45 0.96 (4) $ 130,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 650 0.46 1.00 (4) $ 121,510
Rochester, NY 310 0.64 1.38 (4) $ 107,820
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 370 0.38 0.82 (4) $ 107,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,920 0.90 1.93 (4) $ 107,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 850 0.37 0.79 (4) $ 105,810
Utica-Rome, NY 80 0.66 1.41 (4) $ 101,270
Ann Arbor, MI 300 1.46 3.13 (4) $ 99,250
Binghamton, NY 130 1.40 3.02 (4) $ 97,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 210 1.30 2.79 (8) (8)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 1.54 3.31 (4) $ 56,120
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.66 1.41 (4) $ 40,600
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 1.02 2.20 (4) $ 54,260
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 1.69 (4) $ 41,690

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in English Language and Literature 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 190 1.54 3.31 (4) $ 56,120
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 1.31 2.80 (8) (8)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 210 1.30 2.79 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 1.08 2.31 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 1.02 2.20 (4) $ 54,260

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 85,180
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 1.55 (4) $ 81,020
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 80,660
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 1.10 (4) $ 78,090
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 1.79 (4) $ 77,630


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