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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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.


National estimates for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
94,720 0.7 % (4) $ 86,240 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,090 $ 49,990 $ 75,940 $ 100,130 $ 156,240
  (4)

Industry profile for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 73,990 2.48 (4) $ 85,060
Junior Colleges 16,680 2.69 (4) $ 95,210
Other Schools and Instruction 3,490 0.88 (4) $ 67,510
Technical and Trade Schools 100 0.08 (4) $ 62,790
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.11 (4) $ 78,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 16,680 2.69 (4) $ 95,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 73,990 2.48 (4) $ 85,060
Other Schools and Instruction 3,490 0.88 (4) $ 67,510
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.11 (4) $ 78,790
Technical and Trade Schools 100 0.08 (4) $ 62,790

Top paying industries for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $ 118,690
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) (4) $ 96,270
Junior Colleges 16,680 2.69 (4) $ 95,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 73,990 2.48 (4) $ 85,060
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.11 (4) $ 78,790


Geographic profile for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 11,830 1.36 2.03 (4) $ 107,020
California 11,620 0.70 1.05 (4) $ 147,680
Texas 7,210 0.59 0.88 (4) $ 63,630
Massachusetts 6,270 1.85 2.75 (4) $ 76,170
Illinois 4,260 0.76 1.13 (4) $ 70,080


Map of location quotient of art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 6,270 1.85 2.75 (4) $ 76,170
New York 11,830 1.36 2.03 (4) $ 107,020
New Jersey 3,200 0.83 1.24 (4) $ 84,190
Ohio 4,180 0.80 1.19 (4) $ 81,390
Rhode Island 360 0.78 1.16 (4) $ 91,280


Map of annual mean wages of art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,620 0.70 1.05 (4) $ 147,680
New York 11,830 1.36 2.03 (4) $ 107,020
Rhode Island 360 0.78 1.16 (4) $ 91,280
Minnesota 1,870 0.68 1.02 (4) $ 88,020
Oregon 900 0.50 0.74 (4) $ 86,970



Map of employment of art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Art, Drama, and Music 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 9,880 1.14 1.69 (4) $ 114,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,110 1.07 1.59 (4) $ 148,680
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,960 1.92 2.86 (4) $ 75,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,340 0.79 1.17 (4) $ 73,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,260 0.85 1.27 (4) $ 81,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,820 0.51 0.75 (4) $ 63,060
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,590 0.55 0.82 (4) $ 72,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,440 0.64 0.96 (4) $ 142,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,440 0.49 0.73 (4) $ 79,860
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,150 0.92 1.36 (4) $ 66,470


Map of location quotient of art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 710 3.12 4.63 (4) $ 80,680
Springfield, MA-CT 780 2.53 3.76 (4) $ 72,800
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 170 2.47 3.67 (4) $ 67,850
Champaign-Urbana, IL 240 2.42 3.60 (4) $ 79,920
New Haven, CT 660 2.38 3.55 (4) $ 84,870
Rochester, NY 1,090 2.31 3.44 (4) $ 71,130
Syracuse, NY 590 2.09 3.11 (4) $ 92,490
Bloomington, IL 170 2.03 3.02 (4) $ 61,690
Boulder, CO 350 1.93 2.88 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,960 1.92 2.86 (4) $ 75,710


Map of annual mean wages of art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,090 1.02 1.52 (4) $ 180,910
Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 0.44 0.66 (4) $ 160,360
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.15 0.23 (4) $ 151,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,110 1.07 1.59 (4) $ 148,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,440 0.64 0.96 (4) $ 142,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.28 0.42 (4) $ 137,810
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 310 0.31 0.46 (4) $ 128,950
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 760 0.55 0.82 (4) $ 125,880
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9,880 1.14 1.69 (4) $ 114,370
Fresno, CA 190 0.52 0.77 (4) $ 110,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Art, Drama, and Music 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 320 2.51 3.74 (4) $ 61,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 310 1.84 2.73 (4) $ 61,090
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.56 2.32 (4) $ 68,450
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 200 2.09 3.12 (4) $ 86,620
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 200 1.36 2.02 (4) $ 78,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Art, Drama, and Music 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 320 2.51 3.74 (4) $ 61,680
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 200 2.09 3.12 (4) $ 86,620
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 310 1.84 2.73 (4) $ 61,090
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.56 2.32 (4) $ 68,450
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 200 1.36 2.02 (4) $ 78,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 170 1.13 1.69 (4) $ 89,630
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 200 2.09 3.12 (4) $ 86,620
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 0.72 (4) $ 82,600
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 0.41 (4) $ 80,530
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.32 1.97 (4) $ 78,640


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.

(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 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