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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
58,480 0.4 % (4) $ 82,680 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,230 $ 51,730 $ 75,930 $ 99,330 $ 132,220
  (4)

Industry profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,260 1.22 (4) $ 79,670
Junior Colleges 21,950 3.54 (4) $ 88,050
Technical and Trade Schools 110 0.08 (4) $ 52,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 21,950 3.54 (4) $ 88,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,260 1.22 (4) $ 79,670
Technical and Trade Schools 110 0.08 (4) $ 52,670

Top paying industries for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 21,950 3.54 (4) $ 88,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,260 1.22 (4) $ 79,670
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $ 65,470
Technical and Trade Schools 110 0.08 (4) $ 52,670


Geographic profile for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of english language and literature teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,660 0.77 1.85 (4) $ 102,070
California 5,950 0.36 0.87 (4) $ 133,060
Texas 4,440 0.36 0.88 (4) $ 63,580
Pennsylvania 3,240 0.58 1.40 (4) $ 80,410
Illinois 2,450 0.44 1.05 (4) $ 72,210


Map of location quotient of english language and literature teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,660 0.77 1.85 (4) $ 102,070
Delaware 300 0.69 1.66 (4) $ 75,230
Hawaii 360 0.66 1.59 (4) $ 65,060
Vermont 180 0.65 1.56 (4) $ 93,690
Massachusetts 2,130 0.63 1.51 (4) $ 91,100


Map of annual mean wages of english language and literature teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,950 0.36 0.87 (4) $ 133,060
Rhode Island 270 0.58 1.40 (4) $ 102,590
New York 6,660 0.77 1.85 (4) $ 102,070
Oregon 500 0.27 0.66 (4) $ 99,680
Vermont 180 0.65 1.56 (4) $ 93,690



Map of employment of english language and literature teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in English Language and Literature 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 5,890 0.68 1.64 (4) $ 108,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,280 0.40 0.96 (4) $ 145,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,820 0.68 1.65 (4) $ 81,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,820 0.43 1.03 (4) $ 74,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,410 0.55 1.32 (4) $ 94,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,320 0.45 1.08 (4) $ 83,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,060 0.36 0.88 (4) $ 75,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 840 0.23 0.57 (4) $ 68,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 830 0.39 0.95 (4) $ 65,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 810 0.36 0.87 (4) $ 122,270


Map of location quotient of english language and literature teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 290 2.54 6.12 (4) $ 48,540
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 150 2.25 5.42 (4) $ 78,290
Tuscaloosa, AL 210 2.19 5.27 (4) $ 64,700
Auburn-Opelika, AL 110 1.88 4.52 (4) $ 75,730
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 70 1.28 3.09 (4) $ 71,100
Trenton, NJ 290 1.26 3.04 (4) $ 89,630
Kingston, NY 70 1.26 3.03 (4) $ 69,990
Dover, DE 70 1.18 2.84 (4) $ 75,360
Charlottesville, VA 130 1.18 2.83 (8) (8)
Johnstown, PA 50 1.14 2.75 (4) $ 62,390


Map of annual mean wages of english language and literature teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.72 1.73 (4) $ 162,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,280 0.40 0.96 (4) $ 145,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 360 0.23 0.57 (4) $ 132,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 810 0.36 0.87 (4) $ 122,270
Bakersfield, CA 60 0.20 0.47 (4) $ 118,310
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.27 0.65 (4) $ 115,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 630 0.45 1.08 (4) $ 114,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,890 0.68 1.64 (4) $ 108,510
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 290 0.55 1.32 (4) $ 99,640
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.15 0.37 (4) $ 99,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.43 3.43 (4) $ 58,830
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 0.72 1.73 (4) $ 60,830
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.98 2.37 (4) $ 63,760
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 1.47 (4) $ 58,640
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.55 1.32 (4) $ 48,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.43 3.43 (4) $ 58,830
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.18 2.85 (4) $ 73,230
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.13 2.72 (4) $ 53,200
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.07 2.59 (8) (8)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 0.98 2.37 (4) $ 63,710

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.44 (4) $ 89,720
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 0.70 (4) $ 86,230
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 0.74 (4) $ 83,670
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.31 0.75 (4) $ 82,340
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 1.64 (4) $ 81,850


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022