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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2032) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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)
1,051,570 1.2 % (4) $64,340 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,740 $47,980 $60,320 $77,720 $97,500
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,040,950 12.18 (4) $64,400
Religious Organizations 1,790 0.91 (4) $56,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,490 0.03 (4) $56,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,470 0.05 (4) $60,170
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,460 0.07 (4) $72,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,040,950 12.18 (4) $64,400
Religious Organizations 1,790 0.91 (4) $56,040
Educational Support Services 1,460 0.80 (4) $54,450
Other Residential Care Facilities 560 0.34 (4) $47,810
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,460 0.07 (4) $72,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,460 0.07 (4) $72,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,040,950 12.18 (4) $64,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,470 0.05 (4) $60,170
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 150 0.06 (4) $58,980
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,490 0.03 (4) $56,490


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)
California 112,960 6.64 0.91 (4) $80,510
Texas 110,420 9.11 1.25 (4) $58,190
New York 74,830 7.97 1.10 (4) $85,300
Ohio 52,240 9.64 1.33 (4) $61,930
Pennsylvania 50,460 8.63 1.19 (4) $64,830




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)
Missouri 27,930 9.96 1.37 (4) $54,280
Ohio 52,240 9.64 1.33 (4) $61,930
Maine 5,790 9.56 1.32 (4) $54,240
Arkansas 11,480 9.49 1.31 (4) $51,780
Connecticut 15,410 9.28 1.28 (4) $76,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 74,830 7.97 1.10 (4) $85,300
California 112,960 6.64 0.91 (4) $80,510
Massachusetts 26,420 7.40 1.02 (4) $80,020
Alaska 2,380 7.54 1.04 (4) $77,920
Connecticut 15,410 9.28 1.28 (4) $76,980





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 69,130 7.28 1.00 (4) $88,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 41,490 6.78 0.93 (4) $80,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 32,620 7.03 0.97 (4) $77,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 29,110 9.76 1.34 (4) $60,820
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 27,530 7.72 1.06 (4) $61,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 22,870 8.03 1.11 (4) $67,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 21,340 6.81 0.94 (4) $78,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 17,990 6.52 0.90 (4) $80,280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 15,920 6.15 0.85 (4) $53,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,530 5.79 0.80 (4) $58,840