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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
37,600 0.8 % (4) $ 89,610 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,280 $ 50,010 $ 77,910 $ 105,950 $ 156,650
  (4)

Industry profile for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 27,850 0.93 (4) $ 91,600
Junior Colleges 8,910 1.44 (4) $ 82,870
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 330 0.46 (4) $ 155,120
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.25 (4) $ 62,140
Educational Support Services 30 0.02 (4) $ 81,150

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 8,910 1.44 (4) $ 82,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 27,850 0.93 (4) $ 91,600
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 330 0.46 (4) $ 155,120
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.25 (4) $ 62,140
Educational Support Services 30 0.02 (4) $ 81,150

Top paying industries for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 330 0.46 (4) $ 155,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 27,850 0.93 (4) $ 91,600
Junior Colleges 8,910 1.44 (4) $ 82,870
Educational Support Services 30 0.02 (4) $ 81,150
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.25 (4) $ 62,140


Geographic profile for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of computer science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 6,470 0.75 2.82 (4) $ 52,240
New York 3,500 0.40 1.51 (4) $ 108,800
Texas 2,610 0.21 0.80 (4) $ 86,870
Pennsylvania 2,070 0.37 1.39 (4) $ 106,680
Virginia 1,840 0.49 1.83 (4) $ 90,440


Map of location quotient of computer science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 6,470 0.75 2.82 (4) $ 52,240
Virginia 1,840 0.49 1.83 (4) $ 90,440
Rhode Island 220 0.48 1.79 (4) $ 97,250
New York 3,500 0.40 1.51 (4) $ 108,800
Pennsylvania 2,070 0.37 1.39 (4) $ 106,680


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


Top paying states for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,810 0.11 0.41 (4) $ 139,630
Oregon 370 0.20 0.76 (4) $ 120,410
District of Columbia 160 0.24 0.91 (4) $ 118,860
New York 3,500 0.40 1.51 (4) $ 108,800
Massachusetts 880 0.26 0.97 (4) $ 107,840



Map of employment of computer science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer Science 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 3,010 0.35 1.30 (4) $ 112,600
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,180 0.48 1.80 (4) $ 61,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,060 0.40 1.49 (4) $ 109,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,020 0.35 1.30 (4) $ 114,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 810 0.69 2.58 (4) $ 52,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 710 0.17 0.63 (4) $ 100,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 650 0.11 0.43 (4) $ 143,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 610 0.17 0.64 (4) $ 90,140
Pittsburgh, PA 610 0.58 2.18 (4) $ 106,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 580 0.28 1.03 (4) $ 82,540


Map of location quotient of computer science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 330 4.84 18.14 (4) $ 99,730
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 1.63 6.12 (4) $ 83,580
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 1.12 4.18 (4) $ 96,040
Auburn-Opelika, AL 60 1.02 3.83 (4) $ 145,360
New Haven, CT 250 0.92 3.46 (4) $ 108,760
Tuscaloosa, AL 90 0.91 3.42 (4) $ 144,170
Manhattan, KS 30 0.87 3.28 (4) $ 98,380
Syracuse, NY 240 0.87 3.28 (4) $ 90,500
Trenton, NJ 180 0.78 2.93 (4) $ 110,840
Boulder, CO 130 0.69 2.60 (4) $ 67,390


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


Top paying metropolitan areas for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 30 0.22 0.82 (4) $ 152,280
Auburn-Opelika, AL 60 1.02 3.83 (4) $ 145,360
Tuscaloosa, AL 90 0.91 3.42 (4) $ 144,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 650 0.11 0.43 (4) $ 143,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 230 0.10 0.38 (4) $ 142,330
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 0.58 (4) $ 141,580
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.12 0.44 (4) $ 137,680
Madison, WI 150 0.40 1.51 (4) $ 130,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 0.60 (4) $ 130,380
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.22 0.82 (4) $ 129,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 1.13 4.22 (4) $ 67,020
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 2.20 (4) $ 78,260
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 1.19 (4) $ 62,280
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 2.29 (4) $ 58,340
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 1.24 (4) $ 80,830

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 1.13 4.22 (4) $ 67,020
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 2.68 (4) $ 76,920
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 2.29 (4) $ 58,340
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 2.20 (4) $ 78,260
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 2.13 (4) $ 74,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.19 (4) $ 99,160
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.02 (4) $ 96,490
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.48 (4) $ 94,160
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.01 (4) $ 93,990
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.59 (4) $ 89,440


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.

(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