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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
67,930 1.3 % (4) $80,180 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,960 $50,150 $68,490 $99,180 $140,890
  (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 41,140 1.33 (4) $76,870
Junior Colleges 26,200 3.68 (4) $85,980
Other Schools and Instruction 340 0.07 (4) $51,760
Technical and Trade Schools 120 0.09 (4) $59,800
Educational Support Services 60 0.03 (4) $52,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 26,200 3.68 (4) $85,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,140 1.33 (4) $76,870
Technical and Trade Schools 120 0.09 (4) $59,800
Other Schools and Instruction 340 0.07 (4) $51,760
Educational Support Services 60 0.03 (4) $52,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 26,200 3.68 (4) $85,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,140 1.33 (4) $76,870
Technical and Trade Schools 120 0.09 (4) $59,800
Educational Support Services 60 0.03 (4) $52,310
Other Schools and Instruction 340 0.07 (4) $51,760


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 8,130 0.85 1.85 (4) $102,950
California 6,820 0.39 0.85 (4) $121,450
Texas 5,250 0.42 0.91 (4) $62,860
Pennsylvania 3,500 0.59 1.28 (4) $75,380
Illinois 3,100 0.51 1.11 (4) $66,210




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)
Vermont 340 1.10 2.38 (4) $76,810
New York 8,130 0.85 1.85 (4) $102,950
West Virginia 520 0.73 1.59 (4) $42,290
Rhode Island 340 0.71 1.53 (4) $92,410
Massachusetts 2,580 0.71 1.54 (4) $84,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,820 0.39 0.85 (4) $121,450
District of Columbia 420 0.58 1.26 (4) $112,250
New York 8,130 0.85 1.85 (4) $102,950
Rhode Island 340 0.71 1.53 (4) $92,410
Idaho 250 0.34 0.73 (4) $91,900





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 7,470 0.77 1.67 (4) $105,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,850 0.46 0.99 (4) $138,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,120 0.45 0.98 (4) $66,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,660 0.58 1.25 (4) $86,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,560 0.49 1.06 (4) $83,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,540 0.55 1.19 (4) $88,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,260 0.41 0.90 (4) $82,010
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,050 0.29 0.62 (4) $59,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 910 0.37 0.79 (4) $105,870
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 770 0.29 0.63 (4) $83,370




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 530 2.37 5.11 (4) $77,220
Tuscaloosa, AL 220 2.07 4.48 (4) $59,940
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 130 1.80 3.89 (4) $67,700
Kingston, NY 110 1.78 3.85 (4) $59,220
College Station-Bryan, TX 180 1.64 3.55 (4) $71,140
Springfield, MA-CT 500 1.49 3.23 (4) $84,310
Syracuse, NY 450 1.46 3.15 (4) $77,780
Terre Haute, IN 90 1.40 3.02 (8) (8)
Fort Collins, CO 220 1.35 2.93 (4) $62,080
Binghamton, NY 140 1.35 2.92 (4) $96,720