Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. 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)
32,230 2.0 % (4) $91,590 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,270 $56,070 $78,630 $113,930 $159,180
  (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 20,470 0.68 (4) $97,460
Junior Colleges 10,950 1.49 (4) $79,590
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 420 0.60 (4) $141,860
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.24 (4) $64,660

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 10,950 1.49 (4) $79,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,470 0.68 (4) $97,460
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 420 0.60 (4) $141,860
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.24 (4) $64,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 420 0.60 (4) $141,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,470 0.68 (4) $97,460
Junior Colleges 10,950 1.49 (4) $79,590
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.24 (4) $64,660


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 3,050 0.33 1.46 (4) $100,920
California 2,320 0.14 0.61 (4) $113,710
Texas 2,270 0.19 0.84 (4) $91,060
Florida 2,050 0.24 1.08 (4) $80,280
North Carolina 1,700 0.40 1.75 (4) $73,580




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)
West Virginia 340 0.49 2.17 (4) $57,620
Virginia 1,540 0.41 1.79 (4) $90,880
North Carolina 1,700 0.40 1.75 (4) $73,580
South Dakota 150 0.35 1.57 (4) $70,700
New Jersey 1,380 0.35 1.53 (4) $103,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 100 0.21 0.91 (4) $134,360
District of Columbia 160 0.23 1.03 (4) $123,000
California 2,320 0.14 0.61 (4) $113,710
Ohio 1,380 0.26 1.14 (4) $111,090
Maryland 780 0.29 1.30 (4) $108,450



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.31 1.36 (4) $109,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 900 0.36 1.59 (4) $118,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.19 0.86 (4) $116,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 770 0.21 0.93 (4) $92,750
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 540 0.47 2.08 (4) $72,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 470 0.16 0.71 (4) $107,840
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 460 0.25 1.10 (4) $111,330
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 450 0.37 1.63 (4) $78,300
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 420 0.56 2.47 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 400 0.35 1.56 (4) $77,570


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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)
Ithaca, NY 130 2.51 11.11 (4) $146,940
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 50 1.25 5.54 (4) $33,590
Ann Arbor, MI 210 0.97 4.29 (4) $107,830
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.92 4.09 (4) $78,060
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.69 3.05 (4) $124,310
Greensboro-High Point, NC 250 0.69 3.05 (4) $73,180
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 0.64 2.84 (4) $156,200
Rocky Mount, NC 30 0.62 2.74 (4) $57,900
Utica-Rome, NY 80 0.61 2.68 (4) $76,790
Springfield, MA-CT 200 0.60 2.65 (4) $100,130


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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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 0.64 2.84 (4) $156,200
Ithaca, NY 130 2.51 11.11 (4) $146,940
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.19 0.85 (4) $128,590
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.21 0.92 (4) $127,730
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 160 0.52 2.30 (4) $125,840
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.69 3.05 (4) $124,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 900 0.36 1.59 (4) $118,600
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.17 0.75 (4) $118,430
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 0.48 (4) $118,280
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.18 0.81 (4) $117,340

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 4.07 (8) (8)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 1.89 (4) $58,530
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 1.78 (4) $74,010
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.66 (4) $92,850
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 2.10 (4) $92,060

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 4.07 (8) (8)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.60 2.66 (4) $62,910
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 2.62 (4) $75,550
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 2.55 (4) $63,470
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.06 (4) $37,490

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 (8) (8) (8) (4) $112,450
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.75 (4) $104,120
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $98,540
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.66 (4) $92,850
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 2.10 (4) $92,060


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018