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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include providing instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes “Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary” (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


National estimates for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
20,260 0.4 % (4) $ 94,060 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,330 $ 62,060 $ 79,410 $ 104,270 $ 157,670
  (4)

Industry profile for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,110 0.54 (4) $ 93,980
Junior Colleges 4,040 0.65 (4) $ 93,070
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.01 (4) $ 148,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 4,040 0.65 (4) $ 93,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,110 0.54 (4) $ 93,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.01 (4) $ 148,370

Top paying industries for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.01 (4) $ 148,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,110 0.54 (4) $ 93,980
Junior Colleges 4,040 0.65 (4) $ 93,070


Geographic profile for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of chemistry teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,860 0.21 1.49 (4) $ 108,490
California 1,640 0.10 0.69 (4) $ 133,900
Texas 1,530 0.12 0.87 (4) $ 79,940
Pennsylvania 1,420 0.25 1.76 (4) $ 88,100
Virginia 850 0.23 1.57 (4) $ 91,740


Map of location quotient of chemistry teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 180 0.27 1.85 (4) $ 70,410
Pennsylvania 1,420 0.25 1.76 (4) $ 88,100
Virginia 850 0.23 1.57 (4) $ 91,740
Hawaii 120 0.22 1.52 (4) $ 82,160
New York 1,860 0.21 1.49 (4) $ 108,490


Map of annual mean wages of chemistry teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,640 0.10 0.69 (4) $ 133,900
Rhode Island 80 0.17 1.20 (4) $ 117,000
New Hampshire 40 0.07 0.47 (4) $ 112,310
Utah 250 0.16 1.11 (4) $ 112,040
Oregon 230 0.13 0.88 (4) $ 108,530



Map of employment of chemistry teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Chemistry 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 1,540 0.18 1.24 (4) $ 115,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 830 0.31 2.17 (4) $ 95,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 550 0.10 0.66 (4) $ 140,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 530 0.12 0.87 (4) $ 96,080
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.19 1.35 (4) $ 104,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 470 0.22 1.55 (4) $ 73,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 410 0.14 0.98 (4) $ 88,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 370 0.13 0.88 (4) $ 98,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 330 0.17 1.20 (4) $ 106,050
Richmond, VA 300 0.48 3.34 (4) $ 94,540


Map of location quotient of chemistry teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 1.18 8.21 (4) $ 95,310
Trenton, NJ 130 0.59 4.13 (4) $ 94,590
Lubbock, TX 70 0.50 3.47 (4) $ 89,590
New Haven, CT 140 0.50 3.45 (4) $ 91,660
Richmond, VA 300 0.48 3.34 (4) $ 94,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 180 0.43 3.01 (4) $ 79,540
Bloomington, IL 30 0.39 2.74 (4) $ 85,650
Madison, WI 150 0.39 2.68 (4) $ 119,320
Lincoln, NE 60 0.35 2.43 (4) $ 103,440
Erie, PA 40 0.34 2.34 (4) $ 85,640


Map of annual mean wages of chemistry teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Chemistry 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 550 0.10 0.66 (4) $ 140,550
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 270 0.12 0.83 (4) $ 136,870
Salt Lake City, UT 140 0.18 1.27 (4) $ 135,160
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 270 0.19 1.35 (4) $ 131,120
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.09 0.66 (4) $ 128,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.07 0.49 (4) $ 124,160
Ann Arbor, MI 60 0.31 2.12 (4) $ 121,710
Madison, WI 150 0.39 2.68 (4) $ 119,320
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,540 0.18 1.24 (4) $ 115,420
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.15 1.07 (4) $ 114,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.68 (4) $ 77,540
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.37 (4) $ 93,190
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 3.34 (4) $ 76,740
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.37 (4) $ 68,930
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.13 (4) $ 86,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 3.34 (4) $ 76,740
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 3.10 (4) $ 63,230
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.39 (4) $ 69,510
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.37 (4) $ 93,190
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.20 (4) $ 111,260

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.20 (4) $ 111,260
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.37 (4) $ 93,190
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.88 (4) $ 86,820
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.13 (4) $ 86,530
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.97 (4) $ 82,950


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.

(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