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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
60,670 5.9 % $27.31 $56,800 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.05 $19.78 $25.05 $33.25 $41.90
Annual Wage (2) $31,310 $41,150 $52,100 $69,170 $87,160


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 24,860 0.29 $30.11 $62,630
Junior Colleges 16,080 2.18 $27.67 $57,550
Other Schools and Instruction 5,070 1.18 $22.94 $47,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,560 0.08 $25.91 $53,890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,360 0.11 $27.32 $56,830

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 16,080 2.18 $27.67 $57,550
Other Schools and Instruction 5,070 1.18 $22.94 $47,710
Technical and Trade Schools 1,010 0.76 $21.53 $44,780
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,230 0.37 $22.60 $47,010
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 230 0.33 $21.97 $45,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 170 0.06 $34.54 $71,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,860 0.29 $30.11 $62,630
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $28.17 $58,600
Junior Colleges 16,080 2.18 $27.67 $57,550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,360 0.11 $27.32 $56,830


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 10,740 0.64 1.51 $34.02 $70,760
Texas 5,740 0.48 1.13 $28.35 $58,960
Florida 5,610 0.67 1.57 $24.86 $51,710
New York 4,680 0.51 1.19 $34.66 $72,090
North Carolina 2,960 0.69 1.62 $21.89 $45,530




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)
South Dakota 370 0.88 2.07 $17.54 $36,490
New Mexico 620 0.77 1.82 $16.51 $34,340
Vermont 230 0.75 1.77 $26.76 $55,670
Washington 2,330 0.73 1.72 $24.43 $50,820
North Carolina 2,960 0.69 1.62 $21.89 $45,530




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 4,680 0.51 1.19 $34.66 $72,090
California 10,740 0.64 1.51 $34.02 $70,760
Connecticut 540 0.33 0.76 $32.03 $66,620
Illinois 2,140 0.36 0.85 $30.74 $63,940
New Jersey 1,140 0.28 0.67 $30.55 $63,550



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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 3,230 0.48 1.13 $36.27 $75,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,290 0.78 1.84 $31.12 $64,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.48 1.12 $35.40 $73,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.62 1.45 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.35 0.83 $31.00 $64,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.75 1.77 $24.42 $50,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.42 0.99 $28.48 $59,250
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 960 0.52 1.22 $21.53 $44,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 900 0.35 0.81 $21.26 $44,220
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 760 0.74 1.74 $26.92 $55,990


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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 2.70 6.35 $27.25 $56,690
Syracuse, NY 490 1.63 3.83 $33.48 $69,640
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 180 1.36 3.19 $23.16 $48,160
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 170 1.22 2.87 $28.03 $58,310
Duluth, MN-WI 150 1.22 2.86 $24.40 $50,750
Yakima, WA 100 1.15 2.71 $22.82 $47,460
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 80 1.03 2.43 $25.59 $53,240
Bellingham, WA 90 1.00 2.35 $25.08 $52,160
Winston-Salem, NC 250 0.95 2.22 $21.11 $43,910
Eugene, OR 140 0.92 2.16 $30.35 $63,130


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 90 0.36 0.84 $39.64 $82,450
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.41 $77,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $36.61 $76,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.17 0.39 $36.35 $75,600
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,230 0.48 1.13 $36.27 $75,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.48 1.12 $35.40 $73,640
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.33 $73,480
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 40 0.35 0.82 $35.05 $72,900
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.98 $72,750
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $34.52 $71,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 380 1.52 3.58 $21.16 $44,020
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 1.40 3.29 $20.24 $42,100
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.58 1.35 $22.32 $46,420
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.13 2.66 $33.08 $68,820
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 150 1.18 2.77 $21.37 $44,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 1.93 4.53 $16.49 $34,290
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 380 1.52 3.58 $21.16 $44,020
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 1.44 3.38 $19.80 $41,180
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 1.40 3.29 $20.24 $42,100
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 1.30 3.06 $18.82 $39,150

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.13 2.66 $33.08 $68,820
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.20 0.47 $29.82 $62,020
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 0.82 $29.34 $61,030
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 0.81 $27.97 $58,170
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 0.71 $27.47 $57,140


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018