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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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)
94,060 2.1 % (4) $83,220 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,180 $50,030 $69,530 $100,620 $149,560
  (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 69,530 2.25 (4) $83,070
Junior Colleges 17,900 2.51 (4) $89,370
Other Schools and Instruction 5,910 1.27 (4) $68,480
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 80 0.05 (4) $67,000

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 17,900 2.51 (4) $89,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 69,530 2.25 (4) $83,070
Other Schools and Instruction 5,910 1.27 (4) $68,480
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 80 0.05 (4) $67,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 17,900 2.51 (4) $89,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 69,530 2.25 (4) $83,070
Other Schools and Instruction 5,910 1.27 (4) $68,480
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 80 0.05 (4) $67,000
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) (4) $66,150


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 11,590 1.22 1.90 (4) $104,830
California 9,990 0.57 0.90 (4) $111,970
Texas 5,830 0.47 0.73 (4) $63,370
Massachusetts 5,780 1.60 2.49 (4) $107,500
Pennsylvania 4,380 0.74 1.16 (4) $80,640




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)
Massachusetts 5,780 1.60 2.49 (4) $107,500
New York 11,590 1.22 1.90 (4) $104,830
Vermont 300 0.97 1.52 (4) $76,330
Rhode Island 460 0.95 1.48 (4) $79,930
Virginia 3,320 0.85 1.33 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,990 0.57 0.90 (4) $111,970
Massachusetts 5,780 1.60 2.49 (4) $107,500
District of Columbia 510 0.71 1.11 (4) $105,420
New York 11,590 1.22 1.90 (4) $104,830
Connecticut 1,110 0.67 1.04 (4) $92,490





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 10,000 1.04 1.62 (4) $107,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,990 0.80 1.25 (4) $119,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,400 1.57 2.46 (4) $111,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,990 0.64 1.00 (4) $69,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,150 0.75 1.17 (4) $86,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,860 0.58 0.91 (4) $82,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,800 0.73 1.14 (4) $110,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,670 0.46 0.71 (4) $55,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,390 0.52 0.82 (4) $79,000
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,080 0.79 1.23 (4) $74,000




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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 500 3.75 5.85 (8) (8)
Lawrence, KS 160 3.23 5.05 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 710 2.14 3.34 (4) $104,720
Boulder, CO 370 1.99 3.11 (4) $57,300
Syracuse, NY 530 1.74 2.71 (4) $73,540
Ann Arbor, MI 380 1.71 2.68 (4) $81,820
Binghamton, NY 170 1.65 2.57 (4) $100,620
Utica-Rome, NY 210 1.64 2.56 (4) $95,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,400 1.57 2.46 (4) $111,440
Terre Haute, IN 100 1.51 2.35 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,990 0.80 1.25 (4) $119,250
Rochester, NY 720 1.39 2.17 (4) $114,810
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) (4) $112,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,400 1.57 2.46 (4) $111,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 810 0.54 0.85 (4) $111,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,800 0.73 1.14 (4) $110,280
Fresno, CA 210 0.55 0.85 (4) $109,680
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,000 1.04 1.62 (4) $107,440
Springfield, MA-CT 710 2.14 3.34 (4) $104,720
Binghamton, NY 170 1.65 2.57 (4) $100,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 330 1.80 2.82 (4) $54,040
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 2.30 3.58 (4) $62,470
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.47 2.30 (4) $79,970
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 230 0.70 1.09 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.91 1.42 (4) $66,250

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 160 2.60 4.07 (4) $81,140
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 2.30 3.58 (4) $62,470
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 330 1.80 2.82 (4) $54,040
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.47 2.30 (4) $79,970
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.43 2.24 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 1.42 2.21 (4) $89,620
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area