Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
51,770 1.8 % (4) $97,340 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $44,550 $59,510 $82,550 $119,400 $169,290
  (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 37,270 1.22 (4) $99,340
Junior Colleges 12,670 1.76 (4) $83,400
Scientific Research and Development Services 400 0.06 (4) $149,950
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $65,820

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 12,670 1.76 (4) $83,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 37,270 1.22 (4) $99,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 400 0.06 (4) $149,950
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $65,820

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 400 0.06 (4) $149,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 37,270 1.22 (4) $99,340
Junior Colleges 12,670 1.76 (4) $83,400
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $65,820


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)
New York 4,590 0.49 1.37 (4) $102,800
Texas 4,470 0.37 1.03 (4) $99,940
California 4,360 0.26 0.72 (4) $128,370
Pennsylvania 3,250 0.56 1.55 (4) $94,510
Illinois 2,530 0.42 1.18 (4) $78,400




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)
Connecticut 1,160 0.70 1.95 (4) $104,320
Massachusetts 2,220 0.62 1.74 (4) $112,390
Vermont 170 0.56 1.57 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 3,250 0.56 1.55 (4) $94,510
District of Columbia 390 0.55 1.53 (4) $142,760




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 390 0.55 1.53 (4) $142,760
California 4,360 0.26 0.72 (4) $128,370
Utah 550 0.38 1.05 (4) $117,940
Massachusetts 2,220 0.62 1.74 (4) $112,390
New Hampshire 280 0.44 1.22 (4) $109,320





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,070 0.43 1.20 (4) $104,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,860 0.40 1.12 (4) $77,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,730 0.28 0.79 (4) $135,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,710 0.60 1.68 (4) $104,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,400 0.51 1.42 (4) $119,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,340 0.45 1.25 (4) $117,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,150 0.37 1.03 (4) $105,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 880 0.25 0.69 (4) $100,190
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 680 0.47 1.31 (4) $139,080
Pittsburgh, PA 660 0.57 1.60 (4) $95,220




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 260 5.23 14.62 (4) $124,360
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 240 3.40 9.50 (4) $96,190
College Station-Bryan, TX 350 3.09 8.63 (4) $130,660
Auburn-Opelika, AL 130 2.28 6.36 (4) $98,390
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 200 1.49 4.16 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.45 4.06 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 370 1.19 3.33 (4) $102,780
Worcester, MA-CT 330 1.16 3.24 (4) $115,350
Madison, WI 430 1.10 3.07 (4) $97,420
Springfield, MA-CT 350 1.05 2.93 (4) $90,630




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 0.99 (4) $143,250
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) (4) $139,690
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 680 0.47 1.31 (4) $139,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,730 0.28 0.79 (4) $135,380
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 470 0.20 0.55 (4) $135,250
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.27 0.76 (4) $133,290
College Station-Bryan, TX 350 3.09 8.63 (4) $130,660
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 50 0.27 0.75 (4) $124,750
Ithaca, NY 260 5.23 14.62 (4) $124,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.18 0.50 (4) $122,980

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 170 0.64 1.78 (4) $60,710
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 0.64 1.79 (4) $83,930
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 120 0.36 1.02 (4) $89,990
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 2.68 (4) $60,370
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 2.36 (4) $93,660

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 1.10 3.08 (4) $86,380
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.03 2.89 (4) $81,480
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 1.01 2.83 (4) $102,610
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.99 2.78 (4) $85,660
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 2.68 (4) $60,370

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)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 1.01 2.83 (4) $102,610
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 0.80 (4) $98,410
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 1.49 (4) $95,570
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 2.36 (4) $93,660
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 120 0.36 1.02 (4) $89,990


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019