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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.


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)
Wage RSE (3)
58,810 4.1 % $26.51 $55,140 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.14 $19.05 $24.35 $32.12 $40.74
Annual Wage (2) $29,420 $39,610 $50,650 $66,800 $84,740


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)
Junior Colleges 19,350 2.57 $27.63 $57,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,680 0.21 $29.09 $60,500
Other Schools and Instruction 6,380 1.54 $23.23 $48,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,600 0.09 $26.15 $54,380
State Government (OES Designation) 2,470 0.11 $26.93 $56,010

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 19,350 2.57 $27.63 $57,460
Other Schools and Instruction 6,380 1.54 $23.23 $48,320
Technical and Trade Schools 1,420 1.03 $22.42 $46,640
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,240 0.38 $21.70 $45,130
Educational Support Services 660 0.38 $23.20 $48,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 250 0.10 $30.25 $62,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,680 0.21 $29.09 $60,500
Junior Colleges 19,350 2.57 $27.63 $57,460
State Government (OES Designation) 2,470 0.11 $26.93 $56,010
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 90 0.04 $26.70 $55,550


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 7,880 0.49 1.18 $31.53 $65,580
Texas 6,370 0.54 1.29 $27.63 $57,460
New York 5,010 0.55 1.31 $33.61 $69,900
North Carolina 3,380 0.80 1.91 $22.10 $45,970
Washington 2,470 0.80 1.92 $24.33 $50,610




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)
Washington 2,470 0.80 1.92 $24.33 $50,610
North Carolina 3,380 0.80 1.91 $22.10 $45,970
South Dakota 320 0.78 1.86 $17.78 $36,980
Delaware 310 0.71 1.68 $29.98 $62,350
New Mexico 520 0.65 1.54 $17.73 $36,870




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 5,010 0.55 1.31 $33.61 $69,900
Illinois 2,440 0.41 0.99 $31.59 $65,700
California 7,880 0.49 1.18 $31.53 $65,580
Alaska 40 0.12 0.29 $31.29 $65,090
Connecticut 500 0.30 0.71 $30.73 $63,910





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.54 1.28 $34.67 $72,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,570 0.87 2.09 $29.03 $60,380
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.46 1.09 $32.77 $68,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.82 1.96 $25.08 $52,160
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.80 1.92 $29.86 $62,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.43 1.03 $26.89 $55,940
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 970 0.54 1.29 $19.72 $41,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 870 0.34 0.82 $20.78 $43,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.19 0.46 $31.64 $65,820
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 710 0.69 1.65 $26.48 $55,070




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)
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 130 2.73 6.51 $26.70 $55,530
Fresno, CA 680 1.94 4.63 $28.77 $59,830
Carson City, NV 50 1.72 4.10 $19.99 $41,570
Syracuse, NY 510 1.68 4.00 $34.02 $70,760
Pine Bluff, AR 50 1.64 3.92 $26.50 $55,120
New Bern, NC 70 1.58 3.77 $17.20 $35,770
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.43 3.41 (8) (8)
Rapid City, SD 90 1.41 3.35 $21.63 $44,990
Redding, CA 80 1.37 3.28 (8) (8)
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 60 1.32 3.16 $26.50 $55,120