Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1021).


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)
37,500 2.0 % (4) $109,830 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $50,280 $71,400 $98,360 $135,370 $183,590
  (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 32,660 1.08 (4) $112,740
Junior Colleges 4,650 0.63 (4) $90,800
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $52,340
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.09 (4) $110,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 32,660 1.08 (4) $112,740
Junior Colleges 4,650 0.63 (4) $90,800
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.09 (4) $110,520
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $52,340

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 32,660 1.08 (4) $112,740
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.09 (4) $110,520
Junior Colleges 4,650 0.63 (4) $90,800
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $65,910
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $52,340


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)
Texas 3,310 0.28 1.06 (4) $112,680
Pennsylvania 3,030 0.52 1.99 (4) $109,070
New York 2,690 0.29 1.11 (4) $125,860
California 2,170 0.13 0.49 (4) $132,360
Massachusetts 1,930 0.55 2.08 (4) $128,380




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)
Indiana 1,720 0.57 2.17 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 1,930 0.55 2.08 (4) $128,380
Pennsylvania 3,030 0.52 1.99 (4) $109,070
Delaware 230 0.52 1.98 (4) $77,130
Colorado 1,090 0.43 1.62 (4) $104,530




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 90 0.13 0.49 (4) $133,510
California 2,170 0.13 0.49 (4) $132,360
Massachusetts 1,930 0.55 2.08 (4) $128,380
New York 2,690 0.29 1.11 (4) $125,860
Alabama 560 0.29 1.12 (4) $122,890



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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 1,490 0.22 0.85 (4) $135,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,290 0.49 1.86 (4) $90,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.38 5.24 (4) $121,600
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,220 0.66 2.51 (4) $136,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 910 0.31 1.18 (4) $109,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 750 0.30 1.13 (4) $126,080
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 600 2.01 7.64 (4) $115,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 550 0.33 1.26 (4) $117,480
Pittsburgh, PA 530 0.47 1.79 (4) $106,970
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 530 0.45 1.73 (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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 600 2.01 7.64 (4) $115,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.38 5.24 (4) $121,600
Springfield, MA-CT 260 0.80 3.06 (4) $116,920
Toledo, OH 240 0.79 3.02 (4) $100,360
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 430 0.75 2.84 (8) (8)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 250 0.68 2.59 (4) $155,190
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,220 0.66 2.51 (4) $136,270
Madison, WI 250 0.64 2.44 (4) $116,040
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.60 2.29 (8) (8)
Akron, OH 190 0.59 2.23 (8) (8)


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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)
Rochester, NY 220 0.44 1.65 (4) $171,120
Killeen-Temple, TX (8) (8) (8) (4) $159,490
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 250 0.68 2.59 (4) $155,190
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.19 0.74 (4) $142,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.10 0.39 (4) $136,720
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,220 0.66 2.51 (4) $136,270
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.22 0.85 (4) $135,740
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 0.74 (4) $135,150
Austin-Round Rock, TX 370 0.37 1.42 (4) $127,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 750 0.30 1.13 (4) $126,080

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 300 1.92 7.29 (4) $104,090
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 260 0.93 3.53 (4) $90,370
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 160 1.09 4.14 (4) $92,760
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 100 0.64 2.45 (8) (8)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 2.68 (4) $92,830

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 300 1.92 7.29 (4) $104,090
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 160 1.09 4.14 (4) $92,760
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 260 0.93 3.53 (4) $90,370
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 2.68 (4) $92,830
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 100 0.64 2.45 (8) (8)

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 300 1.92 7.29 (4) $104,090
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 2.68 (4) $92,830
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 160 1.09 4.14 (4) $92,760
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 260 0.93 3.53 (4) $90,370
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.68 (4) $81,110


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