Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in biological sciences. 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)
50,820 1.9 % (4) $90,420 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,850 $55,990 $76,650 $109,240 $157,630
  (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 37,040 1.23 (4) $93,860
Junior Colleges 13,040 1.73 (4) $79,370
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.08 (4) $118,540
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $57,150

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 13,040 1.73 (4) $79,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 37,040 1.23 (4) $93,860
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.08 (4) $118,540
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $57,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.08 (4) $118,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 37,040 1.23 (4) $93,860
Junior Colleges 13,040 1.73 (4) $79,370
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $57,150


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 4,470 0.28 0.77 (4) $117,650
New York 4,230 0.46 1.28 (4) $101,570
Texas 3,920 0.33 0.92 (4) $92,640
Pennsylvania 3,540 0.62 1.70 (4) $82,490
Massachusetts 2,770 0.80 2.21 (4) $105,070




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)
Hawaii 580 0.92 2.53 (4) $119,250
Vermont 250 0.82 2.27 (4) $60,090
Massachusetts 2,770 0.80 2.21 (4) $105,070
Pennsylvania 3,540 0.62 1.70 (4) $82,490
Connecticut 1,030 0.62 1.71 (4) $91,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 580 0.92 2.53 (4) $119,250
California 4,470 0.28 0.77 (4) $117,650
Utah 520 0.38 1.05 (4) $114,290
Massachusetts 2,770 0.80 2.21 (4) $105,070
New Hampshire 320 0.50 1.38 (4) $103,430





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,950 0.45 1.24 (4) $109,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.46 1.28 (4) $84,700
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,500 0.83 2.29 (4) $109,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.30 0.82 (4) $130,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.29 3.56 (4) $98,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,110 0.38 1.04 (4) $113,710
Pittsburgh, PA 890 0.78 2.17 (4) $69,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 880 0.35 0.97 (4) $89,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.30 0.82 (4) $99,780
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 610 1.05 2.89 (4) $98,790




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 140 2.85 7.89 (4) $114,060
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 1.78 4.92 (4) $112,080
Auburn-Opelika, AL 80 1.52 4.20 (4) $92,800
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 430 1.47 4.07 (4) $95,820
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 1.40 3.87 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 80 1.34 3.71 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.29 3.56 (4) $98,260
Worcester, MA-CT 330 1.20 3.31 (4) $101,340
Urban Honolulu, HI 530 1.14 3.16 (4) $125,010
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 60 1.09 3.02 (8) (8)