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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
47,690 0.3 % (4) $ 98,710 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,720 $ 61,750 $ 81,440 $ 123,730 $ 169,410
  (4)

Industry profile for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,190 1.15 (4) $ 100,150
Junior Colleges 11,720 1.89 (4) $ 83,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,390 0.02 (4) $ 184,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 (4) $ 165,790
Technical and Trade Schools 110 0.09 (4) $ 57,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 11,720 1.89 (4) $ 83,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,190 1.15 (4) $ 100,150
Technical and Trade Schools 110 0.09 (4) $ 57,500
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 (4) $ 165,790
Educational Support Services 50 0.03 (4) $ 66,710

Top paying industries for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,390 0.02 (4) $ 184,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 (4) $ 165,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,190 1.15 (4) $ 100,150
Junior Colleges 11,720 1.89 (4) $ 83,590
Educational Support Services 50 0.03 (4) $ 66,710


Geographic profile for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of biological science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,090 0.47 1.39 (4) $ 117,840
Texas 3,620 0.30 0.88 (4) $ 78,260
California 3,100 0.19 0.55 (4) $ 143,890
Pennsylvania 2,590 0.46 1.37 (4) $ 93,590
Virginia 2,430 0.65 1.91 (4) $ 94,650


Map of location quotient of biological science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 1,730 1.45 4.30 (4) $ 159,310
Virginia 2,430 0.65 1.91 (4) $ 94,650
Connecticut 970 0.61 1.82 (4) $ 112,400
Alabama 1,070 0.55 1.63 (4) $ 84,140
West Virginia 360 0.55 1.63 (4) $ 66,870


Map of annual mean wages of biological science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 1,730 1.45 4.30 (4) $ 159,310
California 3,100 0.19 0.55 (4) $ 143,890
New Hampshire 230 0.36 1.05 (4) $ 133,180
Utah 520 0.33 0.98 (4) $ 123,050
New York 4,090 0.47 1.39 (4) $ 117,840



Map of employment of biological science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Biological Science 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 3,560 0.41 1.21 (4) $ 121,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,420 0.53 1.58 (4) $ 100,390
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,410 4.34 12.81 (4) $ 181,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,260 0.49 1.44 (4) $ 114,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,150 0.27 0.80 (4) $ 88,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,100 0.37 1.11 (4) $ 102,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,070 0.19 0.55 (4) $ 150,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 920 0.32 0.94 (4) $ 86,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 750 0.59 1.74 (4) $ 78,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 680 0.19 0.56 (4) $ 81,600


Map of location quotient of biological science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 430 6.36 18.80 (4) $ 102,360
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,410 4.34 12.81 (4) $ 181,560
Morgantown, WV 160 2.62 7.75 (4) $ 65,080
Auburn-Opelika, AL 140 2.36 6.98 (4) $ 106,630
New Haven, CT 380 1.38 4.08 (4) $ 92,450
Trenton, NJ 310 1.37 4.03 (4) $ 117,020
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.32 3.91 (4) $ 94,930
Madison, WI 420 1.11 3.27 (4) $ 102,950
Lincoln, NE 170 1.01 2.98 (4) $ 92,800
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 30 0.94 2.78 (4) $ 78,710


Map of annual mean wages of biological science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,410 4.34 12.81 (4) $ 181,560
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 0.24 0.71 (4) $ 166,470
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 200 0.21 0.61 (4) $ 152,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,070 0.19 0.55 (4) $ 150,650
Salt Lake City, UT 280 0.38 1.12 (4) $ 146,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 440 0.20 0.58 (4) $ 145,170
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 480 0.35 1.03 (4) $ 145,000
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 450 0.83 2.45 (4) $ 132,260
Worcester, MA-CT 230 0.84 2.48 (4) $ 129,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.12 0.34 (4) $ 128,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.76 2.25 (4) $ 94,910
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 2.16 (4) $ 86,520
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 2.57 (4) $ 68,780
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 1.20 (4) $ 56,340
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 1.29 (4) $ 62,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 3.25 (4) $ 89,490
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.96 2.85 (4) $ 89,270
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 2.84 (4) $ 67,260
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 2.69 (4) $ 98,550
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 2.57 (4) $ 68,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 1.37 (4) $ 103,730
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.10 (4) $ 99,570
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 2.69 (4) $ 98,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.76 2.25 (4) $ 94,910
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.88 (4) $ 93,170


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.

(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