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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes “Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary” (25-1021).


National estimates for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
35,440 0.6 % (4) $ 115,590 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 60,380 $ 78,130 $ 104,940 $ 134,760 $ 182,590
  (4)

Industry profile for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30,750 1.03 (4) $ 119,220
Junior Colleges 4,490 0.72 (4) $ 92,950
Technical and Trade Schools 160 0.12 (4) $ 64,940

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30,750 1.03 (4) $ 119,220
Junior Colleges 4,490 0.72 (4) $ 92,950
Technical and Trade Schools 160 0.12 (4) $ 64,940

Top paying industries for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30,750 1.03 (4) $ 119,220
Junior Colleges 4,490 0.72 (4) $ 92,950
Technical and Trade Schools 160 0.12 (4) $ 64,940


Geographic profile for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of engineering teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 3,550 0.64 2.53 (4) $ 120,710
Texas 3,310 0.27 1.08 (4) $ 108,870
New York 3,280 0.38 1.50 (4) $ 125,250
California 1,950 0.12 0.47 (4) $ 145,190
Michigan 1,570 0.39 1.54 (4) $ 124,540


Map of location quotient of engineering teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 3,550 0.64 2.53 (4) $ 120,710
Indiana 1,490 0.50 1.99 (4) $ 110,840
Rhode Island 200 0.45 1.78 (4) $ 131,680
Colorado 1,150 0.44 1.74 (4) $ 112,490
North Dakota 160 0.42 1.66 (4) $ 99,620


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


Top paying states for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,950 0.12 0.47 (4) $ 145,190
Illinois 1,320 0.23 0.93 (4) $ 144,770
Rhode Island 200 0.45 1.78 (4) $ 131,680
Washington 590 0.18 0.73 (4) $ 131,390
Alabama 550 0.29 1.14 (4) $ 130,190



Map of employment of engineering teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,870 0.71 2.81 (4) $ 121,350
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,730 0.20 0.79 (4) $ 131,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 840 0.20 0.79 (4) $ 147,060
Pittsburgh, PA 800 0.76 3.03 (4) $ 122,690
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 780 0.30 1.19 (4) $ 120,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 740 0.25 1.01 (4) $ 122,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 720 0.20 0.79 (4) $ 111,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 700 0.12 0.49 (4) $ 147,720
Austin-Round Rock, TX 660 0.61 2.44 (4) $ 126,160
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 570 8.29 32.97 (4) $ 116,390


Map of location quotient of engineering teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 570 8.29 32.97 (4) $ 116,390
College Station-Bryan, TX 370 3.23 12.83 (4) $ 94,450
Ann Arbor, MI 520 2.60 10.35 (4) $ 157,030
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 50 1.05 4.16 (4) $ 121,430
Pittsburgh, PA 800 0.76 3.03 (4) $ 122,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,870 0.71 2.81 (4) $ 121,350
Tucson, AZ 250 0.68 2.69 (4) $ 100,890
Syracuse, NY 190 0.68 2.69 (4) $ 109,670
Raleigh, NC 410 0.65 2.57 (4) $ 117,300
Knoxville, TN 240 0.63 2.49 (4) $ 139,180


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


Top paying metropolitan areas for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 520 2.60 10.35 (4) $ 157,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 0.76 (4) $ 154,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 220 0.10 0.39 (4) $ 153,050
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 360 0.26 1.02 (4) $ 150,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 700 0.12 0.49 (4) $ 147,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 840 0.20 0.79 (4) $ 147,060
Springfield, MA-CT 170 0.54 2.14 (4) $ 142,000
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.27 1.06 (4) $ 139,360
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 410 0.22 0.86 (4) $ 139,300
Knoxville, TN 240 0.63 2.49 (4) $ 139,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 3.25 (4) $ 111,880
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.74 2.94 (4) $ 105,720
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.24 4.91 (4) $ 103,170
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 1.53 (4) $ 73,140
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.85 (4) $ 75,350

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.24 4.91 (4) $ 103,170
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 3.25 (4) $ 111,880
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.74 2.94 (4) $ 105,720
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 2.21 (4) $ 88,680
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.85 (4) $ 75,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 3.25 (4) $ 111,880
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.74 2.94 (4) $ 105,720
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.38 (4) $ 105,450
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.24 4.91 (4) $ 103,170
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 2.21 (4) $ 88,680


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