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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
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)
31,800 1.7 % (4) $98,430 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,750 $59,550 $85,180 $123,720 $169,980
  (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 20,830 0.67 (4) $102,440
Junior Colleges 10,070 1.41 (4) $88,390
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 390 0.54 (4) $169,550
Technical and Trade Schools 350 0.26 (4) $75,270
Educational Support Services 50 0.02 (4) $93,920

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 10,070 1.41 (4) $88,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,830 0.67 (4) $102,440
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 390 0.54 (4) $169,550
Technical and Trade Schools 350 0.26 (4) $75,270
Educational Support Services 50 0.02 (4) $93,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 390 0.54 (4) $169,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,830 0.67 (4) $102,440
Educational Support Services 50 0.02 (4) $93,920
Junior Colleges 10,070 1.41 (4) $88,390
Technical and Trade Schools 350 0.26 (4) $75,270


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 3,310 0.35 1.60 (4) $111,670
Texas 2,440 0.20 0.91 (4) $85,460
California 2,200 0.13 0.58 (4) $135,700
Pennsylvania 1,650 0.28 1.29 (4) $111,290
Virginia 1,600 0.41 1.90 (4) $101,210




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 350 0.49 2.27 (4) $53,350
Virginia 1,600 0.41 1.90 (4) $101,210
Vermont 120 0.40 1.85 (4) $92,330
North Carolina 1,560 0.35 1.61 (4) $74,010
New York 3,310 0.35 1.60 (4) $111,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,200 0.13 0.58 (4) $135,700
District of Columbia 200 0.28 1.29 (4) $127,290
Rhode Island 150 0.31 1.45 (4) $125,340
Massachusetts 1,120 0.31 1.43 (4) $115,090
New York 3,310 0.35 1.60 (4) $111,670





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 2,860 0.30 1.37 (4) $117,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,080 0.17 0.80 (4) $142,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 990 0.31 1.44 (4) $137,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 800 0.28 1.28 (4) $101,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 740 0.16 0.73 (4) $85,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 710 0.25 1.18 (4) $120,160
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 650 0.24 1.13 (4) $91,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 560 0.15 0.71 (4) $72,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.18 0.83 (4) $90,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 540 0.25 1.17 (8) (8)




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 90 1.33 6.13 (4) $88,510
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 150 1.13 5.20 (8) (8)
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.04 4.82 (4) $149,560
Ann Arbor, MI 200 0.90 4.17 (4) $126,230
Syracuse, NY 260 0.85 3.93 (4) $80,070
Tuscaloosa, AL 90 0.84 3.88 (4) $151,520
Bismarck, ND 60 0.82 3.80 (4) $77,590
Utica-Rome, NY 90 0.72 3.35 (4) $74,840
Provo-Orem, UT 180 0.71 3.29 (4) $101,880
Greensboro-High Point, NC 230 0.64 2.96 (4) $75,820




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tuscaloosa, AL 90 0.84 3.88 (4) $151,520
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.04 4.82 (4) $149,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,080 0.17 0.80 (4) $142,520
Pittsburgh, PA 490 0.42 1.94 (4) $138,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 990 0.31 1.44 (4) $137,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 290 0.20 0.91 (4) $135,310
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.11 0.51 (4) $133,920
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 220 0.09 0.42 (4) $131,680
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) (4) $126,500
Ann Arbor, MI 200 0.90 4.17 (4) $126,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 1.97 (4) $57,300
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.11 5.10 (4) $67,940
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.45 2.08 (4) $78,560
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.68 3.15 (4) $44,600
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 2.26 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.11 5.10 (4) $67,940
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.68 3.15 (4) $44,600
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 2.93 (4) $88,810
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 2.45 (4) $81,330
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.38 (4) $76,420

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.67 (4) $102,480
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $91,440
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.02 (4) $91,200
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 2.93 (4) $88,810
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.05 (4) $85,070


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020