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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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)
61,300 1.5 % (4) $74,560 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,730 $47,980 $65,510 $91,270 $128,140
  (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 54,050 1.75 (4) $73,630
Junior Colleges 6,360 0.89 (4) $82,560
Technical and Trade Schools 290 0.21 (4) $55,990
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 200 0.28 (4) $76,940
Educational Support Services 100 0.05 (4) $83,370

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 54,050 1.75 (4) $73,630
Junior Colleges 6,360 0.89 (4) $82,560
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 200 0.28 (4) $76,940
Technical and Trade Schools 290 0.21 (4) $55,990
Educational Support Services 100 0.05 (4) $83,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $99,910
Educational Support Services 100 0.05 (4) $83,370
Junior Colleges 6,360 0.89 (4) $82,560
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 200 0.28 (4) $76,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 54,050 1.75 (4) $73,630


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 6,210 0.65 1.56 (4) $92,870
Texas 4,650 0.37 0.90 (4) $59,710
Illinois 3,870 0.64 1.54 (4) $62,600
California 3,170 0.18 0.44 (4) $91,190
Ohio 2,850 0.52 1.25 (4) $75,600




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)
District of Columbia 1,940 2.68 6.43 (4) $72,300
Nebraska 750 0.77 1.83 (4) $76,060
Iowa 1,090 0.70 1.68 (4) $64,620
Wisconsin 1,950 0.68 1.63 (4) $67,670
Hawaii 440 0.68 1.64 (4) $82,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.21 0.51 (4) $106,280
Utah 980 0.65 1.56 (4) $97,750
New York 6,210 0.65 1.56 (4) $92,870
Georgia 1,090 0.24 0.59 (4) $91,510
California 3,170 0.18 0.44 (4) $91,190





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 5,190 0.54 1.29 (4) $97,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,780 0.60 1.43 (4) $65,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,730 0.86 2.06 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,370 0.22 0.52 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,190 0.41 0.99 (4) $91,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,130 0.40 0.97 (4) $85,970
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 950 0.26 0.62 (4) $55,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 910 0.30 0.72 (4) $58,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 760 0.36 0.86 (4) $77,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 710 0.52 1.24 (4) $60,410




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 320 2.81 6.72 (4) $96,510
Bloomington, IL 220 2.53 6.07 (8) (8)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 140 2.43 5.83 (4) $78,060
Tuscaloosa, AL 180 1.72 4.13 (4) $88,080
Bangor, ME 100 1.46 3.49 (4) $57,390
Springfield, MA-CT 410 1.22 2.93 (4) $76,930
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 670 1.21 2.90 (4) $57,950
Ann Arbor, MI 260 1.17 2.81 (4) $79,480
Manchester, NH 140 1.16 2.78 (8) (8)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 400 1.10 2.64 (4) $63,460




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)
Rochester, NY 330 0.64 1.54 (4) $108,450
Salt Lake City, UT 690 0.94 2.26 (4) $107,300
Toledo, OH 280 0.95 2.27 (4) $106,940
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $105,450
Champaign-Urbana, IL 100 1.01 2.43 (4) $102,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 0.22 (4) $100,670
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,190 0.54 1.29 (4) $97,920
College Station-Bryan, TX 320 2.81 6.72 (4) $96,510
Binghamton, NY 40 0.41 0.98 (4) $94,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.26 0.63 (4) $92,290

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 2.70 6.48 (4) $60,530
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.07 2.57 (4) $78,150
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 180 1.14 2.73 (8) (8)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.82 1.96 (4) $57,990
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.68 1.62 (4) $61,220

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 2.70 6.48 (4) $60,530
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.28 3.08 (4) $50,340
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 180 1.14 2.73 (8) (8)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.07 2.57 (4) $78,150
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 1.04 2.50 (4) $47,480

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.07 2.57 (4) $78,150
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $76,460
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $76,120
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 1.87 (4) $75,930
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 1.95 (4) $75,800


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020