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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-3011 Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.


National estimates for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
Industry profile for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
Geographic profile for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors

National estimates for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
42,910 4.8 % $ 28.75 $ 59,810 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.44 $ 20.43 $ 26.61 $ 34.62 $ 45.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,120 $ 42,500 $ 55,350 $ 72,000 $ 95,630


Industry profile for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,380 0.19 $ 31.08 $ 64,640
Junior Colleges 11,570 1.70 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
Other Schools and Instruction 4,300 1.07 $ 25.20 $ 52,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,440 0.08 $ 27.28 $ 56,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,170 0.10 $ 27.68 $ 57,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 11,570 1.70 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
Other Schools and Instruction 4,300 1.07 $ 25.20 $ 52,420
Technical and Trade Schools 490 0.39 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 850 0.30 $ 21.02 $ 43,710
Other Information Services 750 0.22 $ 38.77 $ 80,640

Top paying industries for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 750 0.22 $ 38.77 $ 80,640
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $ 32.29 $ 67,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,380 0.19 $ 31.08 $ 64,640
Junior Colleges 11,570 1.70 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 50 0.08 $ 29.48 $ 61,320


Geographic profile for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,990 0.36 1.18 $ 42.10 $ 87,560
New York 3,950 0.45 1.47 $ 33.14 $ 68,930
North Carolina 3,510 0.82 2.65 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
Texas 3,420 0.28 0.92 $ 30.22 $ 62,850
Florida 1,990 0.24 0.76 $ 22.64 $ 47,090




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 920 0.85 2.76 $ 22.80 $ 47,430
North Carolina 3,510 0.82 2.65 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
South Dakota 310 0.75 2.45 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
District of Columbia 480 0.70 2.27 $ 30.41 $ 63,250
Montana 310 0.69 2.24 $ 24.37 $ 50,690




Top paying states for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,990 0.36 1.18 $ 42.10 $ 87,560
Oregon 750 0.42 1.35 $ 35.85 $ 74,570
New Jersey 880 0.23 0.76 $ 34.96 $ 72,720
New York 3,950 0.45 1.47 $ 33.14 $ 68,930
Rhode Island 40 0.10 0.31 $ 31.65 $ 65,830





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

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 3,340 0.38 1.23 $ 33.49 $ 69,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,400 0.24 0.78 $ 45.03 $ 93,670
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,170 0.50 1.63 $ 45.90 $ 95,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,040 0.35 1.14 $ 34.58 $ 71,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,000 0.39 1.25 $ 21.58 $ 44,880
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 970 0.50 1.61 $ 29.66 $ 61,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 930 0.31 0.99 $ 32.52 $ 67,630
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 840 0.19 0.62 $ 26.17 $ 54,440
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 780 0.64 2.08 $ 28.95 $ 60,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 600 0.22 0.72 $ 29.56 $ 61,470




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Asheville, NC 330 1.79 5.82 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Goldsboro, NC 70 1.78 5.78 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Corpus Christi, TX 300 1.68 5.43 $ 42.30 $ 87,990
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.30 4.22 (8) (8)
Rockford, IL 170 1.29 4.17 (8) (8)
Winston-Salem, NC 320 1.24 4.01 $ 21.42 $ 44,550
Jackson, MS 280 1.13 3.66 $ 22.20 $ 46,180
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 130 1.13 3.66 $ 34.38 $ 71,500
Rocky Mount, NC 50 0.98 3.16 $ 25.25 $ 52,520
Anchorage, AK 150 0.93 3.01 $ 27.37 $ 56,920




Top paying metropolitan areas for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,170 0.50 1.63 $ 45.90 $ 95,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,400 0.24 0.78 $ 45.03 $ 93,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.16 $ 43.85 $ 91,200
Corpus Christi, TX 300 1.68 5.43 $ 42.30 $ 87,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.21 0.69 $ 40.41 $ 84,060
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 38.42 $ 79,920
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 260 0.52 1.68 $ 36.90 $ 76,760
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 36.14 $ 75,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 480 0.42 1.36 $ 35.95 $ 74,780
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.31 1.02 $ 35.52 $ 73,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 1.41 4.57 $ 22.69 $ 47,210
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 1.16 3.75 $ 22.60 $ 47,010
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.89 6.14 $ 27.48 $ 57,170
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.25 4.05 $ 20.38 $ 42,390
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 2.98 $ 40.34 $ 83,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.89 6.14 $ 27.48 $ 57,170
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.45 4.70 $ 18.02 $ 37,470
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 1.41 4.57 $ 22.69 $ 47,210
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.25 4.05 $ 20.38 $ 42,390
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 1.16 3.76 $ 17.43 $ 36,260

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 2.98 $ 40.34 $ 83,900
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 1.77 $ 35.98 $ 74,830
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 35.59 $ 74,020
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.77 $ 35.25 $ 73,330
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 0.77 $ 31.16 $ 64,800


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.

(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