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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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

National estimates for Law Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
14,930 5.2 % (4) $ 134,760 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,650 $ 67,640 $ 116,430 $ 181,790 (5)
  (4)

Industry profile for Law Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,980 0.46 (4) $ 137,430
Junior Colleges 940 0.14 (4) $ 95,840

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,980 0.46 (4) $ 137,430
Junior Colleges 940 0.14 (4) $ 95,840

Top paying industries for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,980 0.46 (4) $ 137,430
Junior Colleges 940 0.14 (4) $ 95,840


Geographic profile for Law Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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





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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,570 0.30 2.76 (4) $ 142,950
California 1,190 0.07 0.68 (4) $ 149,660
Texas 1,100 0.09 0.84 (4) $ 119,700
Massachusetts 1,040 0.31 2.89 (4) $ 128,890
District of Columbia 880 1.28 11.92 (4) $ 145,400




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 880 1.28 11.92 (4) $ 145,400
Massachusetts 1,040 0.31 2.89 (4) $ 128,890
Connecticut 460 0.30 2.79 (4) $ 132,950
New York 2,570 0.30 2.76 (4) $ 142,950
Michigan 670 0.17 1.60 (4) $ 132,810




Top paying states for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 100 0.07 0.63 (4) $ 189,880
Nebraska 110 0.12 1.11 (4) $ 166,180
Florida 530 0.06 0.59 (4) $ 152,130
Illinois 680 0.12 1.12 (4) $ 150,150
California 1,190 0.07 0.68 (4) $ 149,660





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Law 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 2,500 0.28 2.64 (4) $ 144,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 930 0.36 3.32 (4) $ 128,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 900 0.30 2.79 (4) $ 144,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 670 0.11 1.07 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 580 0.13 1.24 (4) $ 157,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 450 0.17 1.56 (4) $ 126,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.13 1.21 (4) $ 111,490
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 240 1.21 11.32 (4) $ 119,700
Columbus, OH 180 0.17 1.60 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 1.14 (4) $ 156,940




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 240 1.21 11.32 (4) $ 119,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 930 0.36 3.32 (4) $ 128,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 900 0.30 2.79 (4) $ 144,610
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,500 0.28 2.64 (4) $ 144,890
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.23 2.17 (4) $ 164,590
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 110 0.21 2.00 (4) $ 103,800
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.19 1.81 (4) $ 122,930
Columbus, OH 180 0.17 1.60 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 450 0.17 1.56 (4) $ 126,610
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.13 1.25 (4) $ 180,020




Top paying metropolitan areas for Law Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.10 0.89 (4) $ 190,320
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.13 1.25 (4) $ 180,020
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.23 2.17 (4) $ 164,590
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 580 0.13 1.24 (4) $ 157,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 1.14 (4) $ 156,940
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,500 0.28 2.64 (4) $ 144,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 900 0.30 2.79 (4) $ 144,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.06 0.58 (4) $ 143,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 130 0.05 0.50 (4) $ 139,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 930 0.36 3.32 (4) $ 128,740


About May 2020 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021