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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School " (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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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)
609,970 1.4 % (4) $62,030 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,090 $46,840 $58,600 $74,600 $93,180
  (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 607,290 7.11 (4) $62,060
Religious Organizations 390 0.20 (4) $66,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 (4) $58,600
Educational Support Services 300 0.16 (4) $52,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 260 0.01 (4) $53,360

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 607,290 7.11 (4) $62,060
Religious Organizations 390 0.20 (4) $66,490
Educational Support Services 300 0.16 (4) $52,190
Other Residential Care Facilities 90 0.05 (4) $48,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 (4) $58,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations 390 0.20 (4) $66,490
Elementary and Secondary Schools 607,290 7.11 (4) $62,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 (4) $58,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 260 0.01 (4) $53,360
Educational Support Services 300 0.16 (4) $52,190


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 66,470 5.49 1.30 (4) $56,580
California 46,500 2.73 0.65 (4) $75,660
New York 39,950 4.26 1.01 (4) $83,490
Ohio 32,080 5.92 1.41 (4) $62,130
Florida 30,110 3.50 0.83 (4) $53,140




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 4,680 6.73 1.60 (4) $45,540
New Jersey 24,980 6.17 1.46 (4) $72,290
Ohio 32,080 5.92 1.41 (4) $62,130
Delaware 2,650 5.91 1.40 (4) $63,380
Maine 3,390 5.60 1.33 (4) $53,770




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 39,950 4.26 1.01 (4) $83,490
Massachusetts 16,910 4.73 1.12 (4) $79,030
Connecticut 8,480 5.11 1.21 (4) $76,130
Alaska 1,370 4.36 1.03 (4) $75,770
California 46,500 2.73 0.65 (4) $75,660





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 46,080 4.85 1.15 (4) $82,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 18,180 5.10 1.21 (4) $59,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 17,040 3.67 0.87 (4) $66,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,680 2.40 0.57 (4) $78,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,300 4.79 1.14 (4) $59,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,640 5.08 1.21 (4) $59,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,760 4.48 1.06 (4) $72,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,680 4.04 0.96 (4) $77,590
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,610 4.57 1.08 (4) $78,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,370 4.28 1.02 (4) $64,550