Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
38,000 2.1 % (4) $107,490 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $49,090 $70,660 $97,530 $132,240 $176,560
  (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 33,090 1.10 (4) $109,950
Junior Colleges 4,730 0.63 (4) $91,310
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $53,320

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 33,090 1.10 (4) $109,950
Junior Colleges 4,730 0.63 (4) $91,310
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $53,320

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 33,090 1.10 (4) $109,950
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) (4) $107,070
Junior Colleges 4,730 0.63 (4) $91,310
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $53,320


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 3,690 0.31 1.16 (4) $107,190
Pennsylvania 3,300 0.57 2.12 (4) $100,390
New York 3,090 0.34 1.26 (4) $116,380
California 2,080 0.13 0.48 (4) $125,330
Massachusetts 2,030 0.59 2.17 (4) $122,490




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)
Massachusetts 2,030 0.59 2.17 (4) $122,490
Pennsylvania 3,300 0.57 2.12 (4) $100,390
Indiana 1,620 0.54 2.00 (4) $116,480
Delaware 230 0.52 1.93 (4) $75,650
Colorado 1,050 0.42 1.55 (4) $100,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 260 0.14 0.52 (4) $125,620
California 2,080 0.13 0.48 (4) $125,330
Florida 1,370 0.17 0.61 (4) $125,050
Massachusetts 2,030 0.59 2.17 (4) $122,490
New Hampshire 170 0.26 0.96 (4) $120,430





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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.81 6.68 (4) $104,530
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.24 0.90 (4) $122,020
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,360 0.76 2.79 (4) $130,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.48 1.79 (4) $87,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,140 0.39 1.44 (4) $101,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.34 1.26 (4) $115,610
Rochester, NY 610 1.20 4.42 (4) $125,100
Pittsburgh, PA 560 0.50 1.84 (4) $98,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 530 0.33 1.23 (4) $116,240
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 520 0.45 1.67 (8) (8)




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.81 6.68 (4) $104,530
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 520 1.78 6.57 (4) $113,100
Rochester, NY 610 1.20 4.42 (4) $125,100
Raleigh, NC 480 0.80 2.97 (4) $112,910
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 460 0.79 2.92 (4) $107,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,360 0.76 2.79 (4) $130,730
Worcester, MA-CT 190 0.70 2.59 (4) $113,390
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 220 0.61 2.25 (8) (8)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.60 2.22 (8) (8)
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 410 0.57 2.12 (4) $96,620




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)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 100 0.55 2.02 (4) $159,020
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.12 0.43 (4) $136,950
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 290 0.21 0.77 (4) $133,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.37 (4) $132,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,360 0.76 2.79 (4) $130,730
Austin-Round Rock, TX 360 0.37 1.36 (4) $127,180
Knoxville, TN 200 0.52 1.90 (4) $125,600
Rochester, NY 610 1.20 4.42 (4) $125,100
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (8) (8) (8) (4) $124,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $124,760

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.19 4.40 (4) $103,630
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 130 0.85 3.14 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.31 (4) $79,610
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 1.77 (4) $62,750
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.66 (4) $79,450

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 Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.19 4.40 (4) $103,630
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 130 0.85 3.14 (8) (8)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.02 (4) $66,530
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 1.77 (4) $62,750
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.66 (4) $79,450

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 Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.19 4.40 (4) $103,630
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.31 (4) $79,610
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.66 (4) $79,450
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.09 (4) $67,950
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.02 (4) $66,530


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