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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level. Excludes “Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School” (25-2023), “Special Education Teachers” (25-2050), and “Substitute Teachers, Short Term” (25-3031).


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)
622,330 1.4 % (4) $63,550 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,990 $47,850 $59,660 $76,430 $96,280
  (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 618,640 7.19 (4) $63,530
Educational Support Services 300 0.15 (4) $53,800
Religious Organizations 290 0.14 (4) $62,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 250 0.00 (4) $62,190
Individual and Family Services 150 0.01 (4) $75,640

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 618,640 7.19 (4) $63,530
Educational Support Services 300 0.15 (4) $53,800
Religious Organizations 290 0.14 (4) $62,910
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $47,600
Individual and Family Services 150 0.01 (4) $75,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 150 0.01 (4) $75,640
Elementary and Secondary Schools 618,640 7.19 (4) $63,530
Religious Organizations 290 0.14 (4) $62,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 250 (7) (4) $62,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) (4) $57,930


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)
Texas 64,340 5.18 1.22 (4) $56,290
New York 42,010 4.41 1.04 (4) $87,050
California 39,780 2.29 0.54 (4) $80,160
Florida 33,600 3.82 0.90 (4) $56,640
Ohio 30,880 5.67 1.34 (4) $63,510




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)
West Virginia 5,160 7.35 1.73 (4) $47,570
New Jersey 26,590 6.50 1.53 (4) $73,380
Georgia 28,440 6.36 1.50 (4) $58,830
Ohio 30,880 5.67 1.34 (4) $63,510
Maryland 14,890 5.51 1.30 (4) $74,400




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 42,010 4.41 1.04 (4) $87,050
Alaska 1,160 3.66 0.86 (4) $80,730
Massachusetts 15,910 4.40 1.04 (4) $80,520
California 39,780 2.29 0.54 (4) $80,160
Connecticut 8,320 5.00 1.18 (4) $79,510





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 48,650 5.04 1.19 (4) $85,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 16,620 4.54 1.07 (4) $58,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 16,150 5.89 1.39 (4) $60,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 16,010 5.04 1.19 (4) $83,220
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,780 3.37 0.80 (4) $66,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 14,940 5.19 1.23 (4) $74,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,700 4.82 1.14 (4) $58,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 11,230 4.01 0.95 (4) $80,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,000 1.76 0.42 (4) $85,660
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 8,810 3.33 0.79 (4) $59,530