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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. 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)
29,120 2.1 % (4) $79,830 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,160 $51,470 $70,630 $97,920 $137,830
  (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 21,840 0.71 (4) $77,070
Junior Colleges 7,190 1.01 (4) $88,410
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $54,540

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 7,190 1.01 (4) $88,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,840 0.71 (4) $77,070
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $54,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,190 1.01 (4) $88,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,840 0.71 (4) $77,070
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $54,540


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 3,280 0.34 1.74 (4) $93,960
Texas 2,260 0.18 0.92 (4) $62,980
California 2,170 0.13 0.63 (4) $129,220
Illinois 1,660 0.28 1.39 (4) $83,190
Pennsylvania 1,440 0.24 1.23 (4) $78,880




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)
District of Columbia 280 0.39 1.95 (4) $96,590
Iowa 550 0.35 1.78 (4) $82,520
New York 3,280 0.34 1.74 (4) $93,960
Arkansas 410 0.34 1.71 (4) $57,160
Indiana 970 0.32 1.59 (4) $72,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,170 0.13 0.63 (4) $129,220
District of Columbia 280 0.39 1.95 (4) $96,590
New York 3,280 0.34 1.74 (4) $93,960
New Jersey 970 0.24 1.20 (4) $92,290
Massachusetts 600 0.17 0.84 (4) $88,660





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 2,920 0.30 1.52 (4) $99,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,410 0.30 1.52 (4) $83,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,100 0.18 0.89 (4) $139,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 930 0.32 1.63 (4) $91,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 890 0.28 1.41 (4) $79,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 500 0.24 1.19 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 450 0.12 0.62 (4) $54,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 450 0.15 0.74 (4) $70,820
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 420 0.40 2.01 (8) (8)
Syracuse, NY 410 1.35 6.82 (4) $82,950




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)
Syracuse, NY 410 1.35 6.82 (4) $82,950
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 60 1.10 5.54 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 230 1.04 5.26 (4) $69,690
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.81 4.09 (4) $88,890
Eugene, OR 120 0.79 4.00 (4) $85,600
St. Cloud, MN 80 0.76 3.81 (4) $76,430
Bangor, ME 50 0.74 3.74 (4) $60,080
Springfield, MO 150 0.72 3.64 (8) (8)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 50 0.60 3.05 (4) $72,450
Bellingham, WA 50 0.58 2.94 (4) $72,510




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 1,100 0.18 0.89 (4) $139,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.08 0.42 (4) $128,640
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 0.14 0.68 (4) $124,400
Fresno, CA 60 0.16 0.83 (4) $120,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 0.26 (4) $109,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $108,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,920 0.30 1.52 (4) $99,080
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 90 0.25 1.25 (4) $92,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 930 0.32 1.63 (4) $91,820
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.21 1.08 (4) $91,770

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 4.45 (4) $61,100
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 1.53 (4) $38,130
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.41 (4) $65,890
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 3.77 (4) $93,070
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.64 (4) $50,820

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 4.45 (4) $61,100
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 4.29 (4) $80,520
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 3.77 (4) $93,070
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.41 (4) $65,890
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.36 (4) $64,310

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 3.77 (4) $93,070
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 4.29 (4) $80,520
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.79 (4) $78,650
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,450
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,360


About May 2019 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020