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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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)
13,730 1.8 % (4) $103,830 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $49,260 $65,360 $90,800 $126,910 $174,490
  (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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,230 0.37 (4) $105,070
Junior Colleges 2,310 0.32 (4) $93,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,230 0.37 (4) $105,070
Junior Colleges 2,310 0.32 (4) $93,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,230 0.37 (4) $105,070
Junior Colleges 2,310 0.32 (4) $93,350


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)
New York 1,430 0.15 1.60 (4) $117,370
California 1,190 0.07 0.74 (4) $138,250
Texas 1,190 0.10 1.03 (4) $103,980
Pennsylvania 770 0.13 1.39 (4) $98,870
Illinois 640 0.11 1.12 (4) $92,130




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)
Rhode Island 80 0.16 1.71 (4) $109,370
New York 1,430 0.15 1.60 (4) $117,370
Massachusetts 550 0.15 1.61 (4) $116,470
Washington 440 0.14 1.42 (4) $84,200
Pennsylvania 770 0.13 1.39 (4) $98,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,190 0.07 0.74 (4) $138,250
Maryland 320 0.12 1.27 (4) $134,200
New York 1,430 0.15 1.60 (4) $117,370
Ohio 560 0.10 1.10 (4) $116,670
Massachusetts 550 0.15 1.61 (4) $116,470





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 1,100 0.12 1.22 (4) $117,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 420 0.09 0.95 (4) $89,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 390 0.14 1.46 (4) $118,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.06 0.67 (4) $147,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 370 0.13 1.40 (4) $120,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 290 0.09 0.99 (4) $139,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 270 0.11 1.19 (4) $137,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 270 0.14 1.44 (4) $95,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 270 0.09 0.94 (4) $113,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 240 0.07 0.71 (8) (8)




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 120 0.54 5.74 (4) $100,180
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.39 4.09 (4) $100,060
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.36 3.78 (4) $103,510
Rochester, NY 170 0.33 3.52 (4) $144,650
Syracuse, NY 90 0.31 3.27 (4) $100,940
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.24 2.49 (4) $113,350
Lincoln, NE 40 0.24 2.48 (4) $91,610
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.23 2.38 (4) $106,110
Trenton, NJ 50 0.21 2.26 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.20 2.11 (4) $110,430




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.06 0.67 (4) $147,530
Rochester, NY 170 0.33 3.52 (4) $144,650
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 0.10 1.06 (4) $142,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 290 0.09 0.99 (4) $139,060
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.13 1.33 (4) $137,920
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 270 0.11 1.19 (4) $137,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 0.42 (4) $131,810
Akron, OH 40 0.13 1.41 (4) $120,670
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 370 0.13 1.40 (4) $120,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 390 0.14 1.46 (4) $118,960

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.50 (4) $91,440
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 6.04 (4) $69,350
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.10 1.10 (8) (8)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.20 (4) $71,570
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.41 (4) $91,820

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)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 6.04 (4) $69,350
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 3.02 (4) $48,630
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.50 (4) $91,440
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.41 (4) $91,820
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.20 (4) $71,570

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.41 (4) $91,820
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.50 (4) $91,440
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.05 (4) $87,680
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.28 (4) $78,350
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.20 (4) $71,570


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019