Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
68,360 1.5 % (4) $78,150 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,180 $48,860 $66,590 $94,790 $135,020
  (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 41,320 1.36 (4) $74,330
Junior Colleges 26,230 3.64 (4) $84,760
Other Schools and Instruction 510 0.11 (4) $58,850
Technical and Trade Schools 120 0.09 (4) $59,530
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $48,650

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 26,230 3.64 (4) $84,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,320 1.36 (4) $74,330
Other Schools and Instruction 510 0.11 (4) $58,850
Technical and Trade Schools 120 0.09 (4) $59,530
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $48,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 26,230 3.64 (4) $84,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,320 1.36 (4) $74,330
Technical and Trade Schools 120 0.09 (4) $59,530
Other Schools and Instruction 510 0.11 (4) $58,850
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $48,650


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 7,700 0.82 1.74 (4) $92,170
California 6,470 0.38 0.81 (4) $114,110
Texas 5,380 0.44 0.94 (4) $75,720
Pennsylvania 3,860 0.66 1.40 (4) $75,970
Illinois 3,120 0.52 1.10 (4) $65,860




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)
West Virginia 580 0.83 1.76 (4) $53,790
New York 7,700 0.82 1.74 (4) $92,170
Massachusetts 2,780 0.78 1.65 (4) $80,450
Rhode Island 330 0.69 1.46 (4) $93,470
Hawaii 440 0.69 1.46 (4) $64,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 370 0.51 1.09 (4) $115,590
California 6,470 0.38 0.81 (4) $114,110
Rhode Island 330 0.69 1.46 (4) $93,470
New York 7,700 0.82 1.74 (4) $92,170
New Jersey 2,420 0.60 1.27 (4) $86,360





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 6,910 0.73 1.54 (4) $95,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,200 0.47 1.00 (4) $65,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,070 0.34 0.71 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,840 0.64 1.36 (4) $87,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,780 0.64 1.36 (4) $81,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,510 0.48 1.02 (4) $77,710
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,310 0.37 0.78 (4) $79,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,290 0.43 0.92 (4) $84,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.45 0.95 (4) $100,200
Pittsburgh, PA 770 0.67 1.42 (4) $65,720




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)
Valdosta, GA 130 2.49 5.28 (4) $82,930
Ann Arbor, MI 510 2.33 4.94 (4) $75,740
Tuscaloosa, AL 200 1.91 4.05 (4) $59,030
Springfield, MA-CT 500 1.51 3.20 (4) $81,880
Syracuse, NY 450 1.49 3.15 (4) $78,480
Savannah, GA 260 1.47 3.10 (4) $65,260
Boulder, CO 270 1.46 3.09 (4) $68,780
Fort Collins, CO 220 1.37 2.89 (4) $60,620
Bangor, ME 80 1.30 2.76 (4) $56,990
Terre Haute, IN 80 1.26 2.66 (8) (8)