Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
32,540 1.9 % (4) $89,670 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,170 $54,670 $77,570 $110,640 $155,580
  (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 20,000 0.67 (4) $97,520
Junior Colleges 11,600 1.54 (4) $76,640
Technical and Trade Schools 450 0.32 (4) $62,410
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 430 0.60 (4) $106,200

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 11,600 1.54 (4) $76,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,000 0.67 (4) $97,520
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 430 0.60 (4) $106,200
Technical and Trade Schools 450 0.32 (4) $62,410

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 430 0.60 (4) $106,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,000 0.67 (4) $97,520
Junior Colleges 11,600 1.54 (4) $76,640
Technical and Trade Schools 450 0.32 (4) $62,410


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 3,150 0.35 1.50 (4) $104,700
Texas 2,510 0.21 0.92 (4) $87,480
California 2,330 0.15 0.63 (4) $113,990
Florida 1,860 0.23 0.98 (4) $84,250
Pennsylvania 1,710 0.30 1.28 (4) $81,730




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 270 0.39 1.70 (4) $59,240
New Jersey 1,510 0.38 1.65 (4) $92,990
North Carolina 1,550 0.37 1.58 (4) $76,300
Virginia 1,360 0.36 1.55 (4) $89,470
South Carolina 700 0.35 1.53 (4) $73,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,330 0.15 0.63 (4) $113,990
Ohio 1,260 0.24 1.02 (4) $105,530
New York 3,150 0.35 1.50 (4) $104,700
Massachusetts 1,140 0.33 1.42 (4) $102,670
Maryland 870 0.33 1.42 (4) $100,670





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 2,200 0.33 1.44 (4) $109,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.41 1.77 (4) $104,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.16 0.71 (4) $122,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 680 0.38 1.63 (4) $112,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 660 0.18 0.79 (4) $96,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 570 0.19 0.84 (4) $100,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.63 2.74 (4) $91,040
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 470 0.40 1.73 (4) $84,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 460 0.19 0.81 (4) $96,290
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 410 0.35 1.52 (4) $93,650




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 90 1.84 7.93 (4) $134,050
Gainesville, FL 110 0.89 3.84 (4) $137,160
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.89 3.86 (4) $75,510
Terre Haute, IN 60 0.88 3.79 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 60 0.69 3.00 (4) $77,760
Salisbury, MD-DE 110 0.68 2.95 (4) $88,220
Rochester, NY 350 0.68 2.93 (4) $103,520
Utica-Rome, NY 80 0.66 2.85 (4) $78,780
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 30 0.66 2.85 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.63 2.74 (4) $91,040




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)
Gainesville, FL 110 0.89 3.84 (4) $137,160
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.43 1.87 (4) $136,750
Ithaca, NY 90 1.84 7.93 (4) $134,050
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.17 0.71 (4) $129,900
Tallahassee, FL (8) (8) (8) (4) $125,870
Madison, WI 80 0.22 0.93 (4) $123,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.16 0.71 (4) $122,240
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.48 2.06 (4) $120,870
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 0.62 (4) $120,110
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.14 0.61 (4) $113,930

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.55 2.38 (4) $58,090
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 0.81 3.49 (4) $84,540
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 1.74 (4) $74,190
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 2.06 (4) $91,130
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.63 (4) $90,980

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 130 0.81 3.49 (4) $84,540
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 2.63 (4) $71,120
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 2.60 (4) $74,290
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.55 2.38 (4) $58,090
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 2.32 (4) $37,980

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) $106,700
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.71 (4) $101,500
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $100,780
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 2.06 (4) $91,130
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.63 (4) $90,980


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017