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

25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
68,060 2.4 % (4) $ 82,040 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,630 $ 61,390 $ 77,440 $ 98,680 $ 125,930
  (4)

Industry profile for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 44,340 1.49 (4) $ 83,340
Junior Colleges 16,920 2.73 (4) $ 75,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,410 0.06 (4) $ 95,720
Technical and Trade Schools 2,090 1.60 (4) $ 77,010
Educational Support Services 700 0.36 (4) $ 80,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 16,920 2.73 (4) $ 75,960
Technical and Trade Schools 2,090 1.60 (4) $ 77,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 44,340 1.49 (4) $ 83,340
Educational Support Services 700 0.36 (4) $ 80,410
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 150 0.22 (4) $ 99,050

Top paying industries for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) (4) $ 127,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 70 0.03 (4) $ 101,030
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 150 0.22 (4) $ 99,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,410 0.06 (4) $ 95,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 100 0.04 (4) $ 89,440


Geographic profile for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 6,220 0.51 1.05 (4) $ 72,690
New York 5,170 0.60 1.23 (4) $ 95,980
Pennsylvania 4,580 0.82 1.70 (4) $ 88,430
Florida 4,380 0.51 1.05 (4) $ 76,840
Ohio 3,640 0.70 1.45 (4) $ 81,810


Map of location quotient of nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 660 1.00 2.06 (4) $ 62,730
Delaware 380 0.87 1.80 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 2,870 0.84 1.75 (4) $ 102,620
Pennsylvania 4,580 0.82 1.70 (4) $ 88,430
Alaska 220 0.74 1.54 (4) $ 96,100


Map of annual mean wages of nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,410 0.21 0.43 (4) $ 106,850
Massachusetts 2,870 0.84 1.75 (4) $ 102,620
Hawaii 240 0.44 0.90 (4) $ 102,520
District of Columbia 190 0.29 0.61 (4) $ 100,030
Alaska 220 0.74 1.54 (4) $ 96,100



Map of employment of nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Nursing Instructors and 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 4,760 0.55 1.14 (4) $ 100,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,870 1.08 2.23 (4) $ 93,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,180 0.84 1.74 (4) $ 108,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,770 0.42 0.87 (4) $ 77,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,600 0.55 1.14 (4) $ 80,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.27 0.55 (4) $ 109,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,220 0.34 0.70 (4) $ 76,640
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,130 0.46 0.96 (4) $ 82,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,080 0.51 1.05 (4) $ 72,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,030 0.35 0.73 (4) $ 90,530


Map of location quotient of nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Odessa, TX 160 2.33 4.83 (4) $ 59,940
Fond du Lac, WI 90 1.93 4.00 (4) $ 78,780
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 70 1.89 3.91 (4) $ 64,640
Winchester, VA-WV 110 1.83 3.79 (4) $ 77,700
Trenton, NJ 410 1.81 3.75 (4) $ 73,310
New Haven, CT 440 1.60 3.31 (4) $ 95,250
Auburn-Opelika, AL 90 1.55 3.20 (4) $ 80,410
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 80 1.46 3.03 (4) $ 71,380
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.40 2.90 (4) $ 104,940
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 320 1.35 2.79 (4) $ 80,220


Map of annual mean wages of nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 0.28 0.58 (4) $ 146,700
Charlottesville, VA 80 0.74 1.53 (4) $ 109,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.27 0.55 (4) $ 109,310
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 440 0.19 0.40 (4) $ 108,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,180 0.84 1.74 (4) $ 108,430
Salt Lake City, UT 180 0.24 0.49 (4) $ 105,570
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.40 2.90 (4) $ 104,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.11 0.24 (4) $ 103,390
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.11 0.22 (4) $ 102,900
Ann Arbor, MI 240 1.20 2.48 (4) $ 102,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 240 0.63 1.30 (4) $ 64,520
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.81 1.68 (4) $ 60,820
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.78 1.61 (4) $ 66,510
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.68 1.42 (4) $ 66,290
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.15 2.38 (4) $ 72,770

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 2.86 (4) $ 65,200
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 1.23 2.54 (4) $ 69,350
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.15 2.38 (4) $ 72,770
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 2.04 (4) $ 62,640
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.97 2.00 (4) $ 59,980

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 0.71 (4) $ 106,270
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 0.72 (4) $ 103,020
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 1.45 (4) $ 94,070
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 0.56 (4) $ 89,120
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 0.81 (4) $ 83,330


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 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