Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
49,910 1.6 % (4) $93,010 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,160 $56,920 $78,240 $113,270 $162,470
  (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 36,620 1.21 (4) $96,440
Junior Colleges 12,560 1.71 (4) $82,120
Scientific Research and Development Services 510 0.08 (4) $113,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 0.00 (4) $85,290
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $61,560

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 12,560 1.71 (4) $82,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,620 1.21 (4) $96,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 510 0.08 (4) $113,610
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $61,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 0.00 (4) $85,290

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 510 0.08 (4) $113,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,620 1.21 (4) $96,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) (4) $85,290
Junior Colleges 12,560 1.71 (4) $82,120
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $61,560


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 4,520 0.27 0.77 (4) $121,310
New York 4,240 0.46 1.31 (4) $98,130
Texas 3,870 0.33 0.93 (4) $99,960
Pennsylvania 3,620 0.63 1.79 (4) $91,030
Illinois 2,580 0.44 1.25 (4) $83,780




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 2,410 0.68 1.95 (4) $105,930
Pennsylvania 3,620 0.63 1.79 (4) $91,030
Vermont 170 0.57 1.63 (8) (8)
Connecticut 880 0.53 1.52 (4) $99,780
North Carolina 2,200 0.51 1.46 (4) $75,280




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 320 0.45 1.29 (4) $145,750
California 4,520 0.27 0.77 (4) $121,310
New Mexico 80 0.10 0.29 (4) $117,100
Utah 550 0.39 1.12 (4) $112,540
Massachusetts 2,410 0.68 1.95 (4) $105,930



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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 2,970 0.44 1.27 (4) $102,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.49 1.39 (4) $83,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.32 0.91 (4) $130,110
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,380 0.75 2.14 (4) $113,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.52 4.34 (4) $101,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,250 0.43 1.21 (4) $123,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.42 1.19 (4) $103,530
Pittsburgh, PA 730 0.65 1.85 (4) $85,280
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 680 0.48 1.36 (4) $118,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 600 0.36 1.03 (4) $102,600


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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)
Ithaca, NY 190 3.86 11.03 (4) $126,200
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 560 1.87 5.34 (4) $95,830
College Station-Bryan, TX 180 1.65 4.71 (4) $122,740
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.52 4.34 (4) $101,280
Auburn-Opelika, AL 80 1.49 4.26 (4) $95,060
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 200 1.48 4.24 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.37 3.92 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 370 1.12 3.21 (4) $87,280
Madison, WI 430 1.12 3.19 (4) $95,580
Worcester, MA-CT 310 1.08 3.10 (4) $113,600


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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)
Salt Lake City, UT 250 0.36 1.03 (4) $140,730
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.23 0.65 (4) $135,960
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.40 1.14 (4) $130,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.32 0.91 (4) $130,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 260 0.27 0.78 (4) $128,770
Ithaca, NY 190 3.86 11.03 (4) $126,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,250 0.43 1.21 (4) $123,800
College Station-Bryan, TX 180 1.65 4.71 (4) $122,740
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 680 0.48 1.36 (4) $118,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 310 0.22 0.61 (4) $116,730

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.63 1.79 (4) $83,950
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 130 0.39 1.10 (4) $88,110
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.94 2.67 (4) $58,180
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 110 0.72 2.07 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 1.27 (4) $65,880

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 1.15 3.30 (4) $83,480
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.05 3.00 (4) $79,630
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.94 2.67 (4) $58,180
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 2.40 (4) $64,710
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.83 2.36 (4) $90,460

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 1.45 (4) $90,980
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.70 2.01 (4) $90,620
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.83 2.36 (4) $90,460
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.15 (4) $88,350
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 130 0.39 1.10 (4) $88,110


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.

(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