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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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

National estimates for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
3,440 0.6 % (4) $ 88,150 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,960 $ 63,600 $ 81,440 $ 102,720 $ 131,040
  (4)

Industry profile for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,830 0.10 (4) $ 85,910
Junior Colleges 610 0.10 (4) $ 98,520

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 610 0.10 (4) $ 98,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,830 0.10 (4) $ 85,910

Top paying industries for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 610 0.10 (4) $ 98,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,830 0.10 (4) $ 85,910


Geographic profile for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 230 0.02 0.78 (4) $ 79,040
California 220 0.01 0.55 (4) $ 129,760
Illinois 180 0.03 1.30 (4) $ 81,910
Pennsylvania 170 0.03 1.25 (4) $ 91,520
Colorado 160 0.06 2.57 (4) $ 83,470


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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 100 0.17 7.12 (4) $ 64,890
West Virginia 60 0.10 3.91 (4) $ 53,230
Oregon 130 0.07 2.88 (4) $ 92,260
Colorado 160 0.06 2.57 (4) $ 83,470
Utah 90 0.06 2.35 (4) $ 88,800


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


Top paying states for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 220 0.01 0.55 (4) $ 129,760
Massachusetts 90 0.03 1.03 (4) $ 107,060
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.95 (4) $ 102,460
Maryland 140 0.05 2.24 (4) $ 95,890
New York 160 0.02 0.75 (4) $ 95,780



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


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 130 0.03 1.25 (4) $ 82,620
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 1.43 (4) $ 85,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 70 0.01 0.52 (4) $ 140,130
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.06 2.61 (4) $ 84,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 0.91 (4) $ 116,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.69 (4) $ 85,000
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 1.91 (4) $ 82,150
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 60 0.01 0.27 (4) $ 109,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 60 0.03 1.06 (4) $ 81,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 1.20 (4) $ 89,080


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


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tucson, AZ 40 0.10 4.01 (4) $ 85,860
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 30 0.07 2.93 (4) $ 79,150
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.06 2.61 (4) $ 84,500
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.05 1.98 (4) $ 89,650
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 1.91 (4) $ 82,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 1.76 (4) $ 77,230
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.66 (4) $ 83,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.04 1.65 (4) $ 66,530
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.51 (4) $ 95,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 1.43 (4) $ 85,390


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


Top paying metropolitan areas for Geography 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 70 0.01 0.52 (4) $ 140,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.77 (4) $ 122,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 0.91 (4) $ 116,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 60 0.01 0.27 (4) $ 109,680
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40 0.02 0.64 (4) $ 102,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.51 (4) $ 95,920
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 30 0.02 0.77 (4) $ 93,230
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.05 1.98 (4) $ 89,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 1.20 (4) $ 89,080
Tucson, AZ 40 0.10 4.01 (4) $ 85,860


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