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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
51,500 1.6 % (4) $ 101,320 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,430 $ 61,380 $ 85,600 $ 126,200 $ 179,450
  (4)

Industry profile for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 35,720 1.18 (4) $ 100,700
Junior Colleges 12,610 1.85 (4) $ 83,220
Scientific Research and Development Services 350 0.05 (4) $ 189,630
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $ 58,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 12,610 1.85 (4) $ 83,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 35,720 1.18 (4) $ 100,700
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $ 58,790
Scientific Research and Development Services 350 0.05 (4) $ 189,630

Top paying industries for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 350 0.05 (4) $ 189,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 35,720 1.18 (4) $ 100,700
Junior Colleges 12,610 1.85 (4) $ 83,220
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $ 58,790


Geographic profile for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,620 0.53 1.44 (4) $ 119,960
Texas 3,870 0.32 0.86 (4) $ 85,790
California 3,310 0.20 0.54 (4) $ 133,870
Pennsylvania 2,690 0.49 1.32 (4) $ 98,300
Virginia 2,250 0.61 1.64 (4) $ 94,930




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 1,980 1.04 2.81 (8) (8)
Connecticut 1,220 0.79 2.13 (4) $ 114,880
Massachusetts 2,160 0.65 1.75 (4) $ 110,680
Nebraska 580 0.62 1.67 (4) $ 86,450
Virginia 2,250 0.61 1.64 (4) $ 94,930




Top paying states for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,310 0.20 0.54 (4) $ 133,870
New Hampshire 330 0.53 1.44 (4) $ 123,690
Utah 580 0.39 1.06 (4) $ 123,030
New York 4,620 0.53 1.44 (4) $ 119,960
District of Columbia 330 0.48 1.28 (4) $ 117,350





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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 4,130 0.47 1.26 (4) $ 119,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,500 0.34 0.93 (4) $ 86,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,450 0.56 1.51 (4) $ 112,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,420 0.53 1.42 (4) $ 104,520
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,370 4.10 11.06 (4) $ 195,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,130 0.19 0.52 (4) $ 144,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,050 0.35 0.94 (4) $ 101,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 950 0.32 0.87 (4) $ 104,320
Columbus, OH 750 0.73 1.98 (4) $ 98,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 720 0.20 0.54 (4) $ 83,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 370 8.11 21.90 (4) $ 133,950
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,370 4.10 11.06 (4) $ 195,730
College Station-Bryan, TX 330 3.09 8.34 (4) $ 105,320
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 1.50 4.06 (8) (8)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 250 1.24 3.36 (4) $ 105,850
Madison, WI 460 1.20 3.23 (4) $ 96,370
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 50 1.06 2.88 (8) (8)
Lincoln, NE 180 1.06 2.86 (4) $ 90,130
Springfield, MA-CT 310 1.02 2.77 (4) $ 110,260
Worcester, MA-CT 270 1.02 2.76 (4) $ 116,740




Top paying metropolitan areas for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,370 4.10 11.06 (4) $ 195,730
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 640 0.46 1.23 (4) $ 161,980
Salt Lake City, UT 310 0.42 1.14 (4) $ 147,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,130 0.19 0.52 (4) $ 144,370
Ithaca, NY 370 8.11 21.90 (4) $ 133,950
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 550 0.99 2.68 (4) $ 131,360
Fresno, CA 70 0.18 0.48 (4) $ 129,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 380 0.16 0.44 (4) $ 122,380
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 121,370
Reno, NV 110 0.51 1.37 (4) $ 121,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 170 1.72 4.65 (8) (8)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 1.10 2.97 (4) $ 59,960
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 1.54 (4) $ 42,890
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 1.25 (4) $ 60,220
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 0.76 (4) $ 55,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 170 1.72 4.65 (8) (8)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 1.10 2.97 (4) $ 59,960
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.96 2.60 (4) $ 102,940
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 0.88 2.38 (4) $ 94,810
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 2.36 (4) $ 65,830

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.56 (4) $ 103,460
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.96 2.60 (4) $ 102,940
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 1.84 (4) $ 98,040
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 0.88 2.38 (4) $ 94,810
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.65 (4) $ 90,300


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021