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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


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)
21,380 1.9 % (4) $92,650 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $45,940 $59,100 $79,550 $112,340 $159,160
  (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 16,740 0.54 (4) $93,780
Junior Colleges 4,550 0.64 (4) $87,850
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 (8) (8)

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 4,550 0.64 (4) $87,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,740 0.54 (4) $93,780
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,740 0.54 (4) $93,780
Junior Colleges 4,550 0.64 (4) $87,850


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 2,530 0.27 1.83 (4) $109,360
California 1,620 0.09 0.64 (4) $119,030
Pennsylvania 1,470 0.25 1.71 (4) $89,010
Texas 1,360 0.11 0.75 (4) $90,180
Illinois 980 0.16 1.12 (4) $91,450




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)
New York 2,530 0.27 1.83 (4) $109,360
West Virginia 180 0.26 1.79 (4) $66,620
Pennsylvania 1,470 0.25 1.71 (4) $89,010
Massachusetts 880 0.24 1.67 (4) $108,130
Montana 110 0.23 1.60 (4) $85,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,620 0.09 0.64 (4) $119,030
Rhode Island 90 0.19 1.27 (4) $118,320
Utah 270 0.18 1.24 (4) $110,810
New York 2,530 0.27 1.83 (4) $109,360
Massachusetts 880 0.24 1.67 (4) $108,130





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 2,150 0.22 1.53 (4) $112,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 810 0.28 1.93 (4) $89,700
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 760 0.16 1.11 (4) $88,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 670 0.11 0.74 (4) $137,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 510 0.18 1.25 (4) $114,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.12 0.86 (4) $91,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 350 0.11 0.78 (4) $104,050
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 290 0.92 6.30 (4) $110,240
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.24 1.62 (4) $97,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 250 0.07 0.47 (4) $79,160




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.04 7.17 (4) $135,530
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 290 0.92 6.30 (4) $110,240
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 100 0.75 5.16 (8) (8)
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.60 4.09 (4) $89,690
Syracuse, NY 170 0.55 3.76 (4) $80,390
Springfield, MA-CT 170 0.52 3.57 (4) $100,770
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 30 0.45 3.10 (4) $62,870
Worcester, MA-CT 120 0.41 2.79 (4) $108,800
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 180 0.40 2.74 (4) $93,310
Fort Collins, CO 60 0.38 2.59 (4) $99,840




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 670 0.11 0.74 (4) $137,130
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.04 7.17 (4) $135,530
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.20 1.39 (4) $132,340
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.09 0.61 (4) $119,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.17 1.13 (4) $118,250
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $117,880
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.16 1.13 (4) $116,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 510 0.18 1.25 (4) $114,950
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,150 0.22 1.53 (4) $112,020
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 290 0.92 6.30 (4) $110,240

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.87 (4) $65,230
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 2.84 (4) $71,830
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.49 (4) $84,040
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.58 (4) $81,940
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.64 (4) $97,350

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)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 4.94 (4) $69,180
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 4.68 (4) $84,040
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.87 (4) $65,230
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 2.84 (4) $71,830
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.64 (4) $97,350

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.64 (4) $97,350
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 0.97 (4) $94,030
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $93,070
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.24 1.64 (4) $92,710
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.26 (4) $86,340


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