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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
10,250 0.7 % (4) $ 102,840 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,730 $ 64,030 $ 98,070 $ 127,670 $ 165,240
  (4)

Industry profile for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,570 0.25 (4) $ 102,260
Junior Colleges 2,540 0.41 (4) $ 104,200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 0.00 (4) $ 127,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 2,540 0.41 (4) $ 104,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,570 0.25 (4) $ 102,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 0.00 (4) $ 127,280

Top paying industries for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 (7) (4) $ 127,280
Junior Colleges 2,540 0.41 (4) $ 104,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,570 0.25 (4) $ 102,260


Geographic profile for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,350 0.27 3.73 (4) $ 114,170
California 820 0.05 0.68 (4) $ 146,450
Texas 750 0.06 0.84 (4) $ 92,030
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.69 (4) $ 97,450
Illinois 490 0.09 1.20 (4) $ 77,800


Map of location quotient of atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 150 0.28 3.79 (4) $ 77,430
New York 2,350 0.27 3.73 (4) $ 114,170
Montana 80 0.18 2.46 (4) $ 99,700
Maine 100 0.17 2.40 (4) $ 91,270
Wyoming 40 0.15 2.11 (4) $ 96,870


Map of annual mean wages of atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 820 0.05 0.68 (4) $ 146,450
Oregon 130 0.07 0.97 (4) $ 122,070
Massachusetts 360 0.11 1.46 (4) $ 121,750
New York 2,350 0.27 3.73 (4) $ 114,170
South Carolina 30 0.02 0.23 (4) $ 107,650



Map of employment of atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences 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 1,410 0.16 2.24 (4) $ 120,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 440 0.08 1.06 (4) $ 149,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 340 0.08 1.12 (4) $ 78,930
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 320 0.76 10.42 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.10 1.33 (4) $ 125,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 230 0.08 1.17 (4) $ 98,420
Austin-Round Rock, TX 220 0.21 2.83 (4) $ 113,000
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 170 0.12 1.62 (4) $ 91,590
Tucson, AZ 130 0.36 4.99 (4) $ 101,930
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.32 4.42 (4) $ 77,150


Map of location quotient of atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 320 0.76 10.42 (8) (8)
Flagstaff, AZ 30 0.54 7.41 (4) $ 89,810
Wilmington, NC 60 0.46 6.34 (4) $ 79,120
Tucson, AZ 130 0.36 4.99 (4) $ 101,930
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.33 4.57 (4) $ 118,890
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.32 4.42 (4) $ 77,150
Syracuse, NY 70 0.26 3.51 (4) $ 98,640
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 50 0.23 3.15 (4) $ 98,150
Reading, PA 40 0.22 3.04 (4) $ 76,890
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.22 2.96 (4) $ 122,170


Map of annual mean wages of atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.54 (4) $ 152,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 440 0.08 1.06 (4) $ 149,790
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 0.66 (4) $ 147,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 0.31 (4) $ 141,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 0.54 (4) $ 139,870
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.10 1.33 (4) $ 125,860
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.22 2.96 (4) $ 122,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,410 0.16 2.24 (4) $ 120,370
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.33 4.57 (4) $ 118,890
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.10 1.40 (4) $ 114,250

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences 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 70 0.50 6.93 (4) $ 73,200
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 5.40 (4) $ 64,690
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 6.58 (4) $ 88,900
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 6.07 (4) $ 100,890
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.73 (4) $ 66,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences 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 70 0.50 6.93 (4) $ 73,200
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 6.58 (4) $ 88,900
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 6.07 (4) $ 100,890
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 5.40 (4) $ 64,690
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.73 (4) $ 66,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 6.07 (4) $ 100,890
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 6.58 (4) $ 88,900
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 6.93 (4) $ 73,200
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.73 (4) $ 66,370
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 5.40 (4) $ 64,690


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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