Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1043).


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)
10,800 3.6 % (4) $91,690 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,290 $59,300 $86,140 $115,920 $149,260
  (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 9,170 0.30 (4) $94,000
Junior Colleges 1,330 0.18 (4) $70,610
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 0.00 (4) $93,840

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 9,170 0.30 (4) $94,000
Junior Colleges 1,330 0.18 (4) $70,610
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 0.00 (4) $93,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) (8) (8) (4) $95,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,170 0.30 (4) $94,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 (7) (4) $93,840
Junior Colleges 1,330 0.18 (4) $70,610


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 1,220 0.10 1.36 (4) $95,650
North Carolina 680 0.16 2.08 (4) $49,610
Virginia 610 0.16 2.13 (8) (8)
California 520 0.03 0.41 (4) $90,230
Pennsylvania 450 0.08 1.03 (4) $115,880




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)
Idaho 250 0.37 4.82 (4) $79,950
North Dakota 140 0.33 4.37 (8) (8)
Arkansas 370 0.31 4.09 (4) $88,960
Wyoming 60 0.24 3.16 (4) $76,150
Nebraska 220 0.23 3.01 (4) $94,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 450 0.08 1.03 (4) $115,880
Georgia 330 0.08 1.00 (4) $114,000
Michigan 240 0.06 0.75 (4) $108,280
Florida 420 0.05 0.66 (4) $107,590
Massachusetts 50 0.01 0.19 (4) $104,350



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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)
Raleigh, NC 560 0.92 12.09 (4) $46,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.72 (4) $93,840
Lubbock, TX 210 1.45 19.17 (4) $96,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.10 1.38 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 120 0.04 0.53 (4) $78,860
Amarillo, TX 80 0.67 8.79 (4) $97,870
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.92 (4) $144,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.23 (4) $77,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.12 (4) $73,180


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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)
Lubbock, TX 210 1.45 19.17 (4) $96,960
Raleigh, NC 560 0.92 12.09 (4) $46,500
Amarillo, TX 80 0.67 8.79 (4) $97,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.72 (4) $93,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.10 1.38 (8) (8)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.92 (4) $144,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 120 0.04 0.53 (4) $78,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.23 (4) $77,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.12 (4) $73,180


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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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.92 (4) $144,610
Amarillo, TX 80 0.67 8.79 (4) $97,870
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) (4) $97,280
Lubbock, TX 210 1.45 19.17 (4) $96,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.72 (4) $93,840
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $85,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 120 0.04 0.53 (4) $78,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.23 (4) $77,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.12 (4) $73,180
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) (4) $60,610

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 110 0.40 5.29 (4) $71,420
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 7.66 (4) $80,790
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 2.10 (4) $71,780
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.80 (4) $87,020

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 7.66 (4) $80,790
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 5.29 (4) $71,420
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.80 (4) $87,020
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 2.10 (4) $71,780

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)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.80 (4) $87,020
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 7.66 (4) $80,790
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 2.10 (4) $71,780
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 5.29 (4) $71,420
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $63,400


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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