Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. 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)
10,850 3.8 % (4) $95,900 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,950 $61,300 $85,410 $119,650 $161,220
  (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 8,190 0.27 (4) $98,450
Junior Colleges 2,630 0.35 (4) $87,360

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 2,630 0.35 (4) $87,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,190 0.27 (4) $98,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,190 0.27 (4) $98,450
Junior Colleges 2,630 0.35 (4) $87,360


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 1,530 0.10 1.24 (4) $103,230
Texas 1,060 0.09 1.16 (4) $100,180
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 2.32 (4) $84,020
New York 880 0.10 1.26 (4) $107,980
Arizona 650 0.25 3.17 (4) $98,260




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)
Maine 250 0.42 5.49 (4) $80,340
Arizona 650 0.25 3.17 (4) $98,260
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 2.32 (4) $84,020
North Dakota 70 0.18 2.28 (4) $88,560
Wyoming 50 0.17 2.23 (4) $90,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 320 0.09 1.19 (4) $117,200
Maryland (8) (8) (8) (4) $114,990
Indiana 120 0.04 0.51 (4) $112,400
New York 880 0.10 1.26 (4) $107,980
Utah 170 0.12 1.58 (4) $104,080





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 1.26 (4) $120,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.06 0.80 (4) $106,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 380 0.43 5.51 (4) $91,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.10 1.36 (4) $107,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 1.81 (4) $100,560
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 2.28 (4) $76,820
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 1.26 (4) $131,060
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 170 0.13 1.68 (4) $91,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.73 (4) $108,710
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 130 0.09 1.19 (4) $117,040




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)
Portland-South Portland, ME 120 0.57 7.40 (4) $69,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 380 0.43 5.51 (4) $91,270
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.20 2.59 (4) $102,200
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 50 0.18 2.30 (4) $63,270
Reading, PA 30 0.18 2.28 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 2.28 (4) $76,820
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.15 1.99 (4) $106,010
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.14 1.81 (4) $92,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 1.81 (4) $100,560
Rochester, NY 70 0.14 1.78 (8) (8)




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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.13 1.73 (4) $138,010
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 1.26 (4) $131,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 1.26 (4) $120,700
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.05 0.71 (4) $117,310
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 130 0.09 1.19 (4) $117,040
Austin-Round Rock, TX 120 0.12 1.56 (4) $113,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.06 0.73 (4) $111,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.73 (4) $108,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.10 1.36 (4) $107,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.06 0.80 (4) $106,680

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 nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 3.66 (4) $63,570
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.96 (4) $79,080
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.33 (4) $73,660
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.22 (4) $71,250

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.33 (4) $73,660
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 3.66 (4) $63,570
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.96 (4) $79,080
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.22 (4) $71,250

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.96 (4) $79,080
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.33 (4) $73,660
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.22 (4) $71,250
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 3.66 (4) $63,570


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017