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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level. Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2032), "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050), and "Substitute Teachers, Short-Term" (25-3031).


National estimates for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Industry profile for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Geographic profile for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

National estimates for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
991,000 1.3 % (4) $ 67,340 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,330 $ 49,990 $ 62,870 $ 81,410 $ 102,130
  (4)

Industry profile for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 979,330 11.88 (4) $ 67,360
Educational Support Services 1,830 0.99 (4) $ 60,000
Religious Organizations 1,720 0.92 (4) $ 70,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,260 0.04 (4) $ 57,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,200 0.02 (4) $ 59,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 979,330 11.88 (4) $ 67,360
Educational Support Services 1,830 0.99 (4) $ 60,000
Religious Organizations 1,720 0.92 (4) $ 70,580
Other Residential Care Facilities 420 0.27 (4) $ 50,220
Other Schools and Instruction 340 0.08 (4) $ 60,340

Top paying industries for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,180 0.05 (4) $ 83,010
Religious Organizations 1,720 0.92 (4) $ 70,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 979,330 11.88 (4) $ 67,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 90 0.04 (4) $ 61,790
Other Schools and Instruction 340 0.08 (4) $ 60,340


Geographic profile for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 103,830 6.32 0.89 (4) $ 86,900
Texas 97,060 8.02 1.13 (4) $ 58,040
New York 67,810 7.80 1.10 (4) $ 88,890
Pennsylvania 50,450 9.15 1.28 (4) $ 69,530
Ohio 50,010 9.74 1.37 (4) $ 66,010




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 30,850 11.46 1.61 (4) $ 48,570
Vermont 3,030 10.78 1.51 (4) $ 66,370
Connecticut 15,850 10.29 1.44 (4) $ 78,510
Arkansas 12,030 10.21 1.43 (4) $ 52,540
Rhode Island 4,400 9.93 1.39 (4) $ 76,270




Top paying states for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 67,810 7.80 1.10 (4) $ 88,890
California 103,830 6.32 0.89 (4) $ 86,900
Massachusetts 25,730 7.68 1.08 (4) $ 84,130
New Jersey 29,860 7.89 1.11 (4) $ 78,900
Connecticut 15,850 10.29 1.44 (4) $ 78,510





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

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 68,630 7.77 1.09 (4) $ 91,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 32,970 5.66 0.79 (4) $ 87,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30,780 7.06 0.99 (4) $ 82,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 26,490 7.38 1.04 (4) $ 58,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 24,640 9.14 1.28 (4) $ 72,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 22,430 7.56 1.06 (4) $ 60,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 18,480 6.12 0.86 (4) $ 86,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 18,120 6.97 0.98 (4) $ 83,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 14,890 5.94 0.83 (4) $ 66,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,760 5.23 0.73 (4) $ 63,610




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, OH 1,060 23.61 3.31 (4) $ 66,450
Columbia, MO 1,590 18.01 2.53 (4) $ 53,830
Johnstown, PA 810 17.37 2.44 (4) $ 56,790
El Centro, CA 870 15.17 2.13 (4) $ 86,480
Santa Fe, NM 870 15.12 2.12 (4) $ 62,580
Glens Falls, NY 700 14.87 2.09 (4) $ 78,070
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 760 14.58 2.05 (4) $ 52,820
Waterbury, CT 900 14.35 2.01 (4) $ 75,240
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 3,710 14.27 2.00 (4) $ 58,660
Yuba City, CA 630 14.26 2.00 (4) $ 87,130