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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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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)
94,310 2.1 % (4) $82,560 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,360 $51,550 $69,960 $98,690 $146,290
  (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 70,300 2.31 (4) $81,580
Junior Colleges 17,520 2.43 (4) $87,470
Other Schools and Instruction 5,840 1.30 (4) $81,630
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.24 (4) $54,310
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.09 (4) $65,300

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 17,520 2.43 (4) $87,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70,300 2.31 (4) $81,580
Other Schools and Instruction 5,840 1.30 (4) $81,630
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.24 (4) $54,310
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.09 (4) $65,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 17,520 2.43 (4) $87,470
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) (4) $86,620
Other Schools and Instruction 5,840 1.30 (4) $81,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70,300 2.31 (4) $81,580
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.09 (4) $65,300


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)
New York 11,530 1.23 1.89 (4) $99,870
California 9,710 0.57 0.88 (4) $115,460
Texas 6,240 0.52 0.79 (4) $71,520
Massachusetts 6,190 1.73 2.66 (4) $99,540
Pennsylvania 5,050 0.86 1.33 (4) $80,740




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)
Massachusetts 6,190 1.73 2.66 (4) $99,540
Rhode Island 710 1.48 2.27 (4) $83,080
New York 11,530 1.23 1.89 (4) $99,870
West Virginia 660 0.95 1.45 (4) $52,560
Utah 1,280 0.88 1.35 (4) $80,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,710 0.57 0.88 (4) $115,460
District of Columbia 490 0.69 1.07 (4) $100,590
New York 11,530 1.23 1.89 (4) $99,870
Massachusetts 6,190 1.73 2.66 (4) $99,540
Connecticut 1,090 0.66 1.01 (4) $93,250





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 9,400 0.99 1.52 (4) $103,590
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,100 1.85 2.84 (4) $99,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,230 0.69 1.06 (4) $128,760
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,740 0.96 1.48 (4) $88,130
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,730 0.59 0.90 (4) $68,880
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,030 0.57 0.87 (4) $72,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,850 0.76 1.17 (4) $108,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,840 0.59 0.90 (4) $78,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,220 0.63 0.96 (4) $78,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,180 0.40 0.61 (4) $83,300




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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 540 4.07 6.24 (8) (8)
Lawrence, KS 160 3.30 5.07 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 210 3.26 5.01 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 680 2.80 4.30 (4) $102,140
Springfield, MA-CT 670 2.01 3.09 (4) $106,430
Greeley, CO 200 1.94 2.97 (4) $64,210
Syracuse, NY 580 1.90 2.92 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,100 1.85 2.84 (4) $99,770
Boulder, CO 320 1.73 2.66 (4) $66,560
Ann Arbor, MI 380 1.72 2.63 (4) $82,690