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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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

National estimates for Education Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
57,560 1.8 % (4) $ 75,010 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,380 $ 47,080 $ 65,440 $ 92,010 $ 130,110
  (4)

Industry profile for Education Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50,390 1.66 (4) $ 74,390
Junior Colleges 6,660 0.98 (4) $ 80,430
Technical and Trade Schools 240 0.19 (4) $ 58,760
Educational Support Services 60 0.03 (4) $ 79,500

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50,390 1.66 (4) $ 74,390
Junior Colleges 6,660 0.98 (4) $ 80,430
Technical and Trade Schools 240 0.19 (4) $ 58,760
Educational Support Services 60 0.03 (4) $ 79,500

Top paying industries for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,660 0.98 (4) $ 80,430
Educational Support Services 60 0.03 (4) $ 79,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50,390 1.66 (4) $ 74,390
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) (4) $ 72,130
Technical and Trade Schools 240 0.19 (4) $ 58,760


Geographic profile for Education Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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





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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,120 0.70 1.70 (4) $ 95,010
Texas 4,710 0.39 0.94 (4) $ 61,230
California 3,440 0.21 0.51 (4) $ 89,360
Illinois 3,230 0.57 1.39 (4) $ 63,610
Pennsylvania 2,500 0.45 1.10 (4) $ 74,930




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 810 0.85 2.06 (4) $ 74,870
District of Columbia 570 0.84 2.02 (4) $ 52,760
Wisconsin 2,210 0.82 1.97 (4) $ 69,640
Hawaii 460 0.80 1.95 (4) $ 84,220
Rhode Island 320 0.73 1.76 (4) $ 78,750




Top paying states for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.17 0.41 (4) $ 102,870
Georgia 860 0.20 0.48 (4) $ 100,310
Utah 1,000 0.67 1.62 (4) $ 98,120
New York 6,120 0.70 1.70 (4) $ 95,010
California 3,440 0.21 0.51 (4) $ 89,360





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Education 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 5,620 0.64 1.54 (4) $ 97,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,470 0.57 1.37 (4) $ 65,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,350 0.23 0.56 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,260 0.42 1.01 (4) $ 68,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,250 0.46 1.12 (4) $ 76,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 990 0.27 0.66 (4) $ 56,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 960 0.32 0.78 (4) $ 60,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 860 0.33 0.80 (4) $ 93,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.40 0.97 (4) $ 69,130
Salt Lake City, UT 770 1.06 2.55 (4) $ 104,950




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 310 2.85 6.89 (4) $ 99,160
Auburn-Opelika, AL 140 2.41 5.82 (4) $ 79,610
Lincoln, NE 400 2.30 5.55 (4) $ 79,040
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 140 2.18 5.27 (4) $ 69,240
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 110 2.12 5.11 (8) (8)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 170 2.00 4.84 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 120 1.38 3.33 (8) (8)
Madison, WI 480 1.26 3.05 (4) $ 83,740
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.25 3.01 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 130 1.20 2.89 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 770 1.06 2.55 (4) $ 104,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 103,700
Stockton-Lodi, CA 130 0.53 1.27 (4) $ 100,980
Rochester, NY 370 0.77 1.86 (4) $ 100,720
College Station-Bryan, TX 310 2.85 6.89 (4) $ 99,160
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,620 0.64 1.54 (4) $ 97,140
Ann Arbor, MI 160 0.76 1.83 (4) $ 96,980
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 96,720
Fresno, CA 60 0.16 0.39 (4) $ 96,370
Binghamton, NY 40 0.43 1.05 (4) $ 94,660

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 2.20 5.33 (4) $ 61,990
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.95 2.29 (4) $ 55,060
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.91 4.62 (4) $ 40,210
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.87 2.11 (4) $ 59,990
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 0.99 2.38 (4) $ 72,190

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 2.20 5.33 (4) $ 61,990
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.91 4.62 (4) $ 40,210
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 1.11 2.68 (4) $ 62,220
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 0.99 2.38 (4) $ 72,190
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.97 2.35 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 78,110
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.93 2.25 (4) $ 77,610
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 0.64 (4) $ 74,520
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 0.99 2.38 (4) $ 72,190
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 70,720


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.

(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.

(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