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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2032) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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)
1,035,850 1.3 % (4) $65,930 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,540 $49,060 $61,660 $79,820 $99,660
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,025,190 11.91 (4) $65,960
Educational Support Services 1,530 0.78 (4) $58,500
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,340 0.06 (4) $76,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,330 0.02 (4) $56,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,260 0.04 (4) $58,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,025,190 11.91 (4) $65,960
Educational Support Services 1,530 0.78 (4) $58,500
Religious Organizations 720 0.36 (4) $61,390
Other Residential Care Facilities 530 0.33 (4) $45,910
Other Schools and Instruction 310 0.07 (4) $59,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,340 0.06 (4) $76,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,025,190 11.91 (4) $65,960
Religious Organizations 720 0.36 (4) $61,390
Other Schools and Instruction 310 0.07 (4) $59,020
Educational Support Services 1,530 0.78 (4) $58,500


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)
California 109,840 6.32 0.90 (4) $85,080
Texas 107,190 8.62 1.22 (4) $58,000
New York 75,360 7.91 1.12 (4) $87,240
Florida 50,640 5.76 0.82 (4) $57,880
Ohio 47,510 8.72 1.24 (4) $64,410




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)
Missouri 30,640 10.86 1.54 (4) $50,980
Rhode Island 4,840 10.02 1.42 (4) $75,950
Arkansas 11,940 9.81 1.39 (4) $51,870
Connecticut 15,820 9.50 1.35 (4) $78,540
Vermont 2,770 9.04 1.28 (4) $66,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 75,360 7.91 1.12 (4) $87,240
California 109,840 6.32 0.90 (4) $85,080
Massachusetts 27,120 7.49 1.06 (4) $81,070
Connecticut 15,820 9.50 1.35 (4) $78,540
New Jersey 30,230 7.39 1.05 (4) $78,090





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 72,360 7.49 1.06 (4) $90,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40,770 6.53 0.93 (4) $83,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 34,320 7.34 1.04 (4) $79,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 28,570 9.36 1.33 (4) $61,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 28,250 7.73 1.10 (4) $59,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 20,520 7.13 1.01 (4) $68,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 19,040 5.99 0.85 (4) $80,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 18,710 6.69 0.95 (4) $80,680
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 15,490 5.86 0.83 (4) $57,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,840 5.41 0.77 (4) $60,560