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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
61,100 2.3 % (4) $ 84,060 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,930 $ 57,660 $ 75,470 $ 100,330 $ 133,420
  (4)

Industry profile for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,130 1.19 (4) $ 84,320
Junior Colleges 17,610 2.58 (4) $ 75,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,550 0.08 (4) $ 119,050
Technical and Trade Schools 1,800 1.43 (4) $ 75,990
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 310 0.44 (4) $ 90,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 17,610 2.58 (4) $ 75,190
Technical and Trade Schools 1,800 1.43 (4) $ 75,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,130 1.19 (4) $ 84,320
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 310 0.44 (4) $ 90,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,550 0.08 (4) $ 119,050

Top paying industries for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,550 0.08 (4) $ 119,050
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 120 0.05 (4) $ 95,430
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) (4) $ 90,990
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 310 0.44 (4) $ 90,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,130 1.19 (4) $ 84,320


Geographic profile for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 5,100 0.59 1.34 (4) $ 98,850
Texas 5,040 0.42 0.95 (4) $ 65,970
Florida 3,980 0.47 1.07 (4) $ 116,650
California 3,510 0.21 0.49 (4) $ 106,420
Ohio 3,060 0.60 1.35 (4) $ 73,220




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 510 0.78 1.78 (4) $ 61,140
Delaware 320 0.76 1.73 (8) (8)
Rhode Island 320 0.73 1.66 (4) $ 87,700
Massachusetts 2,300 0.69 1.56 (4) $ 106,950
Nebraska 640 0.68 1.55 (4) $ 72,570




Top paying states for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 3,980 0.47 1.07 (4) $ 116,650
District of Columbia 130 0.20 0.44 (4) $ 111,940
Massachusetts 2,300 0.69 1.56 (4) $ 106,950
California 3,510 0.21 0.49 (4) $ 106,420
New York 5,100 0.59 1.34 (4) $ 98,850





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

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 4,650 0.53 1.20 (4) $ 102,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,140 0.85 1.94 (4) $ 145,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,860 0.69 1.57 (4) $ 83,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,630 0.28 0.64 (4) $ 112,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,600 0.37 0.83 (4) $ 76,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,470 0.57 1.29 (4) $ 120,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,220 0.34 0.78 (4) $ 59,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,180 0.56 1.28 (4) $ 71,460
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,120 0.87 1.98 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,090 0.37 0.83 (4) $ 79,800




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Odessa, TX 190 2.59 5.91 (4) $ 54,800
Utica-Rome, NY 210 1.85 4.22 (4) $ 48,660
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 150 1.65 3.75 (4) $ 95,270
Ann Arbor, MI 310 1.51 3.43 (4) $ 98,800
Johnstown, PA 70 1.47 3.35 (4) $ 59,340
Terre Haute, IN 90 1.38 3.14 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 420 1.37 3.11 (4) $ 77,210
Binghamton, NY 120 1.29 2.94 (4) $ 100,080
Iowa City, IA 110 1.25 2.84 (8) (8)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 100 1.22 2.79 (4) $ 65,880




Top paying metropolitan areas for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,140 0.85 1.94 (4) $ 145,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,470 0.57 1.29 (4) $ 120,040
Savannah, GA 60 0.35 0.79 (4) $ 117,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,630 0.28 0.64 (4) $ 112,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 0.43 (4) $ 111,970
Rochester, NY 460 0.97 2.20 (4) $ 110,720
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 490 0.21 0.48 (4) $ 108,680
New Haven, CT 110 0.41 0.94 (4) $ 107,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,650 0.53 1.20 (4) $ 102,270
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 101,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 240 0.63 1.44 (4) $ 64,770
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.81 1.85 (4) $ 62,890
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 170 1.43 3.25 (8) (8)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.61 1.40 (4) $ 53,160
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 1.40 (4) $ 70,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 170 1.43 3.25 (8) (8)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 1.19 2.70 (4) $ 64,790
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.15 2.63 (4) $ 71,520
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 2.40 (4) $ 74,940
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 0.90 2.05 (4) $ 86,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 106,830
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.86 (4) $ 88,130
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 0.90 2.05 (4) $ 86,130
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.39 (4) $ 85,830
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 1.26 (4) $ 82,520


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021