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

25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary

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


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

National estimates for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
14,110 4.6 % (4) $ 130,820 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,760 $ 73,150 $ 123,470 $ 168,210 (5)
  (4)

Industry profile for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,390 0.45 (4) $ 132,880
Junior Colleges 700 0.11 (4) $ 92,610

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,390 0.45 (4) $ 132,880
Junior Colleges 700 0.11 (4) $ 92,610

Top paying industries for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,390 0.45 (4) $ 132,880
Junior Colleges 700 0.11 (4) $ 92,610


Geographic profile for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,380 0.27 2.74 (4) $ 142,740
California 1,540 0.09 0.93 (4) $ 126,770
Massachusetts 980 0.29 2.89 (4) $ 121,830
Texas 940 0.08 0.77 (4) $ 130,940
District of Columbia 670 1.01 10.10 (4) $ 149,220


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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 670 1.01 10.10 (4) $ 149,220
Massachusetts 980 0.29 2.89 (4) $ 121,830
New York 2,380 0.27 2.74 (4) $ 142,740
Connecticut 210 0.13 1.35 (4) $ 128,250
Michigan 540 0.13 1.32 (4) $ 141,060


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


Top paying states for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 90 0.06 0.56 (4) $ 171,690
Minnesota 110 0.04 0.40 (4) $ 153,130
Georgia 240 0.06 0.55 (4) $ 152,720
North Carolina 320 0.07 0.73 (4) $ 152,660
Nebraska 80 0.08 0.83 (4) $ 150,470



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


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Law 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 2,250 0.26 2.59 (4) $ 144,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 920 0.35 3.54 (4) $ 121,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 700 0.24 2.37 (4) $ 149,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 580 0.10 1.01 (4) $ 123,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.11 1.12 (4) $ 152,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.11 1.06 (4) $ 138,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 260 0.09 0.91 (4) $ 141,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 260 0.10 1.05 (4) $ 132,550
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.15 1.49 (4) $ 139,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 160 0.04 0.44 (4) $ 126,450


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


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 130 0.66 6.56 (4) $ 123,890
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.58 5.82 (4) $ 83,140
New Haven, CT 120 0.43 4.34 (4) $ 122,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 920 0.35 3.54 (4) $ 121,500
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,250 0.26 2.59 (4) $ 144,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 700 0.24 2.37 (4) $ 149,590
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.17 1.67 (4) $ 99,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.15 1.49 (4) $ 139,520
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 110 0.12 1.15 (4) $ 127,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.11 1.12 (4) $ 152,190


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


Top paying metropolitan areas for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 0.43 (4) $ 165,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 140 0.05 0.54 (4) $ 152,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.11 1.12 (4) $ 152,190
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 30 0.07 0.73 (4) $ 150,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 700 0.24 2.37 (4) $ 149,590
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,250 0.26 2.59 (4) $ 144,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 260 0.09 0.91 (4) $ 141,790
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.15 1.49 (4) $ 139,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.11 1.06 (4) $ 138,890
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 260 0.10 1.05 (4) $ 132,550

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.62 (4) $ 91,220

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.62 (4) $ 91,220

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.62 (4) $ 91,220


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(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