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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-3011 Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.


National estimates for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
Industry profile for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
Geographic profile for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors

National estimates for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
38,260 3.3 % $ 29.16 $ 60,650 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.08 $ 22.41 $ 28.71 $ 36.73 $ 46.42
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,530 $ 46,620 $ 59,720 $ 76,400 $ 96,550


Industry profile for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,920 0.17 $ 31.69 $ 65,910
Junior Colleges 9,060 1.46 $ 29.20 $ 60,730
Other Schools and Instruction 5,000 1.26 $ 28.71 $ 59,710
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,930 0.09 $ 28.09 $ 58,430
Individual and Family Services 1,820 0.07 $ 23.18 $ 48,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 9,060 1.46 $ 29.20 $ 60,730
Other Schools and Instruction 5,000 1.26 $ 28.71 $ 59,710
Technical and Trade Schools 520 0.40 $ 24.61 $ 51,200
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 830 0.31 $ 23.29 $ 48,440
Educational Support Services 570 0.29 $ 24.41 $ 50,780

Top paying industries for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 90 0.02 $ 36.89 $ 76,730
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 50 0.07 $ 35.55 $ 73,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,920 0.17 $ 31.69 $ 65,910
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $ 29.92 $ 62,240
Social Advocacy Organizations 190 0.08 $ 29.55 $ 61,460


Geographic profile for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,150 0.25 0.92 $ 40.90 $ 85,060
North Carolina 4,090 0.92 3.40 $ 25.45 $ 52,940
New York 3,140 0.36 1.33 $ 35.31 $ 73,440
Texas 2,710 0.22 0.82 $ 26.48 $ 55,080
Illinois 2,040 0.36 1.34 $ 24.46 $ 50,880


Map of location quotient of adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 4,090 0.92 3.40 $ 25.45 $ 52,940
Mississippi 690 0.63 2.32 $ 24.42 $ 50,790
Delaware 260 0.60 2.20 $ 29.54 $ 61,450
District of Columbia 370 0.55 2.03 $ 30.75 $ 63,970
Montana 260 0.54 2.00 $ 25.21 $ 52,430


Map of annual mean wages of adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 430 0.23 0.86 $ 45.24 $ 94,110
California 4,150 0.25 0.92 $ 40.90 $ 85,060
New York 3,140 0.36 1.33 $ 35.31 $ 73,440
New Jersey 930 0.24 0.89 $ 33.57 $ 69,820
Connecticut 410 0.26 0.97 $ 32.87 $ 68,370



Map of employment of adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

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 2,840 0.33 1.20 $ 36.24 $ 75,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,520 0.36 1.32 $ 24.67 $ 51,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,440 0.25 0.93 $ 42.10 $ 87,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,310 0.51 1.86 $ 27.46 $ 57,110
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 950 0.78 2.89 $ 27.04 $ 56,250
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 880 0.46 1.69 $ 30.87 $ 64,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 870 0.39 1.43 $ 43.15 $ 89,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 850 0.29 1.08 $ 28.41 $ 59,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 830 0.28 1.05 $ 33.92 $ 70,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 720 0.27 0.99 $ 27.76 $ 57,740


Map of location quotient of adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Goldsboro, NC 70 1.90 7.00 $ 20.04 $ 41,670
Jacksonville, NC 80 1.73 6.37 $ 23.52 $ 48,930
Winston-Salem, NC 410 1.60 5.88 $ 23.85 $ 49,600
New Bern, NC 50 1.18 4.35 $ 22.33 $ 46,450
Burlington, NC 70 1.07 3.93 $ 22.66 $ 47,130
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 330 1.05 3.85 $ 27.74 $ 57,690
Greenville, NC 70 1.00 3.67 $ 25.70 $ 53,460
Jackson, MS 240 0.98 3.60 $ 22.84 $ 47,500
Bismarck, ND 60 0.92 3.39 $ 32.79 $ 68,210
Asheville, NC 160 0.86 3.18 $ 22.46 $ 46,720


Map of annual mean wages of adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.23 0.86 $ 46.46 $ 96,640
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.32 1.17 $ 44.37 $ 92,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 870 0.39 1.43 $ 43.15 $ 89,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.21 0.78 $ 42.25 $ 87,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,440 0.25 0.93 $ 42.10 $ 87,570
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 0.30 1.09 $ 41.77 $ 86,880
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.16 0.59 $ 40.78 $ 84,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.08 0.28 $ 39.29 $ 81,720
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.13 0.47 $ 38.68 $ 80,460
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 37.67 $ 78,360

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.29 4.75 $ 22.39 $ 46,580
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.30 4.80 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 0.73 2.67 $ 26.91 $ 55,960
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.70 6.26 $ 27.03 $ 56,220
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.18 4.33 $ 22.12 $ 46,000

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.70 6.26 $ 27.03 $ 56,220
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.50 5.52 $ 20.56 $ 42,760
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.30 4.80 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.29 4.75 $ 22.39 $ 46,580
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.18 4.33 $ 22.12 $ 46,000

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.29 $ 39.87 $ 82,930
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.87 $ 33.55 $ 69,770
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 2.94 $ 32.18 $ 66,930
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.83 $ 31.30 $ 65,100
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 29.44 $ 61,240


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.

(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