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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-0000 Educational Instruction and Library Occupations (Major Group)

Educational Instruction and Library Occupations comprises the following occupations: Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education; Special Education Teachers, All Other; Special Education Teachers, Preschool; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School; Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors; Self-Enrichment Teachers; Substitute Teachers, Short-Term; Tutors; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Archivists; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Curators; Librarians and Media Collections Specialists; Library Technicians; Farm and Home Management Educators; Instructional Coordinators; Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary; Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary; Educational Instruction and Library Workers, All Other


National estimates for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
Industry profile for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
Geographic profile for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations

National estimates for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,191,930 0.2 % $ 29.88 $ 62,140 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.61 $ 17.84 $ 27.51 $ 37.09 $ 48.23
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,320 $ 37,110 $ 57,220 $ 77,150 $ 100,310


Industry profile for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Educational Instruction and Library Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,349,130 66.11 $ 28.24 $ 58,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,260,610 42.27 $ 41.93 $ 87,210
Child Day Care Services 400,780 49.80 $ 15.22 $ 31,660
Junior Colleges 361,440 58.30 $ 37.95 $ 78,940
Other Schools and Instruction 212,530 53.42 $ 22.47 $ 46,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,349,130 66.11 $ 28.24 $ 58,730
Junior Colleges 361,440 58.30 $ 37.95 $ 78,940
Other Schools and Instruction 212,530 53.42 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Child Day Care Services 400,780 49.80 $ 15.22 $ 31,660
Technical and Trade Schools 62,250 47.63 $ 29.00 $ 60,320

Top paying industries for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,840 1.05 $ 92.94 $ 193,320
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities (8) (8) $ 63.78 $ 132,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 20,530 0.37 $ 61.00 $ 126,880
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.02 $ 58.66 $ 122,020
Outpatient Care Centers 2,810 0.28 $ 46.47 $ 96,660


Geographic profile for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Educational Instruction and Library Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of educational instruction and library occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 956,890 57.89 1.00 $ 36.30 $ 75,500
Texas 743,520 60.81 1.05 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
New York 646,320 74.55 1.28 $ 37.15 $ 77,270
Florida 397,860 46.23 0.80 $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Illinois 341,780 60.83 1.05 $ 28.87 $ 60,050


Map of location quotient of educational instruction and library occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 24,230 85.32 1.47 $ 27.76 $ 57,750
New York 646,320 74.55 1.28 $ 37.15 $ 77,270
Connecticut 116,260 73.88 1.27 $ 33.95 $ 70,610
Wyoming 18,970 72.82 1.25 $ 24.27 $ 50,480
New Jersey 267,670 69.52 1.20 $ 31.37 $ 65,250


Map of annual mean wages of educational instruction and library occupations by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 30,890 46.66 0.80 $ 37.59 $ 78,190
New York 646,320 74.55 1.28 $ 37.15 $ 77,270
Massachusetts 222,740 65.62 1.13 $ 36.40 $ 75,700
California 956,890 57.89 1.00 $ 36.30 $ 75,500
Maryland 159,330 62.58 1.08 $ 34.52 $ 71,810



Map of employment of educational instruction and library occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

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 630,260 72.63 1.25 $ 37.49 $ 77,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 329,300 57.57 0.99 $ 37.03 $ 77,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 255,150 60.28 1.04 $ 30.20 $ 62,810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 188,620 52.56 0.90 $ 27.63 $ 57,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 178,760 60.95 1.05 $ 35.42 $ 73,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 176,720 61.00 1.05 $ 29.49 $ 61,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 173,520 65.36 1.12 $ 32.80 $ 68,220
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 165,900 64.18 1.10 $ 37.03 $ 77,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 136,500 52.75 0.91 $ 29.13 $ 60,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 121,870 54.35 0.93 $ 38.62 $ 80,320


Map of location quotient of educational instruction and library occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Educational Instruction and Library Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 6,770 145.69 2.51 (8) (8)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 8,310 121.66 2.09 $ 34.45 $ 71,650
College Station-Bryan, TX 13,660 120.09 2.07 $ 28.19 $ 58,640
Ann Arbor, MI 23,980 119.00 2.05 $ 29.54 $ 61,430
State College, PA 7,340 114.75 1.97 (8) (8)
Corvallis, OR 3,980 112.62 1.94 $ 37.82 $ 78,670
Merced, CA 7,800 108.42 1.86 $ 33.87 $ 70,460
Gainesville, FL 14,150 106.29 1.83 $ 22.96 $ 47,760
Champaign-Urbana, IL 10,160 103.53 1.78 $ 33.98 $ 70,670
Manhattan, KS 3,820 102.97 1.77 $ 29.20 $ 60,730