Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. 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)
50,870 1.4 % (4) $84,710 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,580 $51,960 $70,910 $101,270 $153,080
  (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 28,030 0.93 (4) $86,880
Junior Colleges 22,600 3.07 (4) $81,930
Technical and Trade Schools 130 0.10 (4) $55,980

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 22,600 3.07 (4) $81,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,030 0.93 (4) $86,880
Technical and Trade Schools 130 0.10 (4) $55,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,030 0.93 (4) $86,880
Junior Colleges 22,600 3.07 (4) $81,930
Technical and Trade Schools 130 0.10 (4) $55,980


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)
California 5,140 0.31 0.86 (8) (8)
New York 4,620 0.50 1.41 (4) $102,040
Texas 4,390 0.37 1.03 (4) $78,390
Pennsylvania 2,700 0.47 1.31 (4) $83,100
Florida 2,200 0.26 0.73 (4) $73,010




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)
Wyoming 180 0.65 1.84 (4) $61,480
Vermont 190 0.61 1.71 (8) (8)
Virginia 2,060 0.54 1.53 (4) $67,300
New York 4,620 0.50 1.41 (4) $102,040
Massachusetts 1,780 0.50 1.41 (4) $90,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 180 0.25 0.71 (4) $116,280
Rhode Island 210 0.45 1.25 (4) $112,630
New Hampshire 190 0.29 0.82 (4) $102,280
New York 4,620 0.50 1.41 (4) $102,040
New Jersey 1,850 0.46 1.29 (4) $97,530



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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 3,110 0.46 1.30 (4) $110,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.32 0.91 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.30 0.85 (4) $74,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 910 0.36 1.02 (4) $81,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 850 0.29 0.81 (4) $83,980
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 720 0.39 1.10 (4) $106,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.69 1.94 (4) $97,900
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 610 0.43 1.20 (4) $100,040
Pittsburgh, PA 590 0.52 1.47 (4) $75,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 590 0.30 0.83 (8) (8)


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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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 180 2.27 6.37 (4) $68,710
College Station-Bryan, TX 250 2.20 6.17 (4) $134,960
Ithaca, NY 110 2.18 6.12 (4) $113,350
Harrisonburg, VA 100 1.50 4.20 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 390 1.30 3.64 (4) $124,290
Terre Haute, IN 80 1.21 3.38 (8) (8)
Bangor, ME 80 1.17 3.29 (4) $57,720
Ann Arbor, MI 230 1.08 3.03 (4) $92,880
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 1.06 2.97 (4) $75,240
Springfield, MA-CT 300 0.91 2.56 (4) $84,130


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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 250 2.20 6.17 (4) $134,960
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 390 1.30 3.64 (4) $124,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 330 0.34 0.96 (4) $120,180
Ithaca, NY 110 2.18 6.12 (4) $113,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 420 0.30 0.83 (4) $113,030
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 270 0.66 1.86 (4) $111,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,110 0.46 1.30 (4) $110,950
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 230 0.41 1.15 (4) $109,290
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 720 0.39 1.10 (4) $106,300
Rochester, NY 340 0.67 1.87 (4) $105,220

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.84 2.36 (4) $68,500
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 1.45 (4) $56,180
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 2.76 (4) $60,090
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 1.75 (4) $55,150
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 1.26 (4) $75,780

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)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.14 3.20 (4) $76,380
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.05 2.93 (4) $69,380
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 2.79 (8) (8)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 2.76 (4) $60,090
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.85 2.39 (4) $50,690

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.13 (4) $103,010
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.51 (4) $97,240
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 1.02 (4) $89,900
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 0.69 (4) $86,900
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 0.91 (4) $84,410


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