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

25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach occupational, vocational, career, or technical subjects to students at the secondary school level. Excludes “Special Education Teachers” (25-2050), and “Substitute Teachers, Short-Term” (25-3031).


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

National estimates for Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
84,360 2.8 % (4) $ 68,960 1.2 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,310 $ 50,130 $ 61,820 $ 78,310 $ 99,590
  (4)

Industry profile for Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 81,190 1.00 (4) $ 69,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,060 0.09 (4) $ 59,400
Technical and Trade Schools 490 0.38 (4) $ 56,770
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 200 0.00 (4) $ 64,760
Educational Support Services 50 0.03 (4) $ 45,090

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 81,190 1.00 (4) $ 69,310
Technical and Trade Schools 490 0.38 (4) $ 56,770
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,060 0.09 (4) $ 59,400
Educational Support Services 50 0.03 (4) $ 45,090
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 50 0.01 (4) $ 49,590

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $ 80,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 81,190 1.00 (4) $ 69,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 200 (7) (4) $ 64,760
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,060 0.09 (4) $ 59,400
Technical and Trade Schools 490 0.38 (4) $ 56,770


Geographic profile for Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School:

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



Map of employment of career/technical education teachers, secondary school by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 12,730 1.04 1.74 (4) $ 61,860
Florida 8,330 0.97 1.62 (4) $ 67,970
New York 5,380 0.62 1.04 (4) $ 84,340
North Carolina 4,510 1.02 1.70 (4) $ 54,030
Ohio 4,390 0.84 1.41 (4) $ 74,150


Map of location quotient of career/technical education teachers, secondary school by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 580 1.34 2.24 (4) $ 77,200
North Dakota 500 1.27 2.11 (4) $ 60,440
West Virginia 790 1.21 2.01 (4) $ 53,610
Wyoming 280 1.06 1.78 (4) $ 67,080
Texas 12,730 1.04 1.74 (4) $ 61,860


Map of annual mean wages of career/technical education teachers, secondary school by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,120 0.25 0.42 (4) $ 106,140
Massachusetts 2,960 0.87 1.45 (4) $ 90,060
Washington 2,870 0.89 1.49 (4) $ 86,790
Connecticut 1,520 0.97 1.61 (4) $ 84,560
New York 5,380 0.62 1.04 (4) $ 84,340



Map of employment of career/technical education teachers, secondary school by area, May 2021


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

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 3,110 0.36 0.60 (4) $ 95,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,960 0.82 1.38 (4) $ 64,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,760 0.95 1.59 (4) $ 66,450
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,700 1.10 1.84 (4) $ 73,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,120 0.82 1.37 (4) $ 90,940
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,900 0.71 1.19 (4) $ 77,830
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,830 1.42 2.37 (4) $ 65,840
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,260 0.66 1.10 (4) $ 90,050
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,250 1.06 1.77 (4) $ 68,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.48 0.80 (4) $ 70,860


Map of location quotient of career/technical education teachers, secondary school by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elmira, NY 100 2.96 4.95 (4) $ 64,810
Utica-Rome, NY 280 2.42 4.05 (4) $ 60,190
Leominster-Gardner, MA 110 2.31 3.86 (4) $ 86,480
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 80 2.13 3.56 (4) $ 61,410
Yakima, WA 170 1.82 3.04 (4) $ 84,140
Waco, TX 200 1.75 2.92 (4) $ 56,470
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 450 1.73 2.90 (4) $ 58,670
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 240 1.73 2.89 (4) $ 56,090
Warner Robins, GA 130 1.71 2.86 (4) $ 59,720
Dover, DE 100 1.63 2.72 (4) $ 72,240


Map of annual mean wages of career/technical education teachers, secondary school by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 122,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.24 0.40 (4) $ 121,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 280 0.19 0.31 (4) $ 115,060
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 112,020
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 109,370
Modesto, CA 80 0.42 0.70 (4) $ 107,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,010 0.18 0.29 (4) $ 107,720
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.31 0.51 (4) $ 105,500
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 60 0.30 0.50 (4) $ 103,300
Stockton-Lodi, CA 100 0.39 0.65 (4) $ 100,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 600 2.24 3.75 (4) $ 55,690
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 3.07 5.13 (4) $ 71,140
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 430 2.36 3.94 (4) $ 55,380
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 2.68 4.47 (4) $ 56,910
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 370 1.96 3.28 (4) $ 57,460

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 260 3.58 5.98 (4) $ 54,400
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 350 3.11 5.20 (4) $ 54,280
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 3.07 5.13 (4) $ 71,140
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 300 2.87 4.80 (4) $ 56,890
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 2.68 4.47 (4) $ 56,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 105,170
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 1.05 1.75 (4) $ 88,030
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 180 1.49 2.48 (4) $ 85,240
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 160 1.66 2.78 (4) $ 83,350
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.33 2.22 (4) $ 73,350


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 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