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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
11,020 3.7 % (4) $101,890 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $47,820 $65,400 $90,860 $126,110 $170,200
  (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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,190 0.27 (4) $104,680
Junior Colleges 2,770 0.38 (4) $92,480
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 0.00 (4) $128,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 2,770 0.38 (4) $92,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,190 0.27 (4) $104,680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 0.00 (4) $128,740

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) 40 (7) (4) $128,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,190 0.27 (4) $104,680
Junior Colleges 2,770 0.38 (4) $92,480


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 1,310 0.08 1.01 (4) $124,250
Texas 940 0.08 1.01 (4) $104,760
Pennsylvania 890 0.15 2.00 (4) $94,630
New York 880 0.09 1.23 (4) $108,020
Arizona 680 0.24 3.21 (4) $100,900




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)
Maine 200 0.32 4.25 (4) $82,830
Arizona 680 0.24 3.21 (4) $100,900
Wyoming 40 0.15 2.01 (4) $94,260
Pennsylvania 890 0.15 2.00 (4) $94,630
New Hampshire 100 0.15 1.91 (4) $95,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 120 0.05 0.60 (4) $142,190
Massachusetts 420 0.12 1.55 (4) $137,740
California 1,310 0.08 1.01 (4) $124,250
Nevada 60 0.04 0.57 (4) $124,010
Georgia 60 0.01 0.19 (4) $118,930





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 530 0.06 0.73 (4) $109,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 440 0.07 0.94 (4) $134,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 420 0.15 1.91 (4) $107,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 240 0.08 0.99 (4) $121,960
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 230 0.11 1.50 (4) $108,270
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 210 0.04 0.59 (4) $74,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 200 0.07 0.90 (4) $104,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 1.04 (4) $112,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 190 0.05 0.70 (4) $89,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 190 0.07 0.90 (4) $162,770




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tallahassee, FL 130 0.77 10.08 (4) $101,780
Springfield, MA-CT 90 0.28 3.62 (4) $123,800
Reading, PA 40 0.25 3.23 (8) (8)
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.24 3.13 (4) $115,260
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 60 0.22 2.87 (4) $90,900
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.18 2.40 (4) $115,930
Raleigh, NC 100 0.17 2.17 (4) $88,470
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 120 0.16 2.06 (4) $98,650
Rochester, NY 80 0.16 2.05 (4) $132,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 420 0.15 1.91 (4) $107,740




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 190 0.07 0.90 (4) $162,770
Austin-Round Rock, TX 110 0.11 1.42 (4) $137,890
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.07 0.86 (4) $136,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 440 0.07 0.94 (4) $134,970
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.12 1.59 (4) $132,650
Rochester, NY 80 0.16 2.05 (4) $132,050
Springfield, MA-CT 90 0.28 3.62 (4) $123,800
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.12 1.63 (4) $122,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 240 0.08 0.99 (4) $121,960
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.18 2.40 (4) $115,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 4.55 (4) $88,610
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.28 (4) $74,390
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 6.17 (4) $66,330
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.48 (4) $95,690

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 6.17 (4) $66,330
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 4.55 (4) $88,610
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.28 (4) $74,390
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.48 (4) $95,690

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.48 (4) $95,690
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 4.55 (4) $88,610
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.28 (4) $74,390
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 6.17 (4) $66,330


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019