Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
10,730 3.5 % (4) $98,560 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $46,570 $62,800 $87,380 $123,480 $163,860
  (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 8,040 0.27 (4) $102,090
Junior Colleges 2,650 0.36 (4) $87,240

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 2,650 0.36 (4) $87,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,040 0.27 (4) $102,090

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 8,040 0.27 (4) $102,090
Junior Colleges 2,650 0.36 (4) $87,240


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 1,350 0.08 1.07 (4) $108,930
Pennsylvania 980 0.17 2.26 (4) $93,460
Texas 960 0.08 1.07 (4) $104,600
New York 850 0.09 1.23 (4) $111,790
Arizona 650 0.24 3.21 (4) $100,200




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 200 0.34 4.54 (4) $80,920
Arizona 650 0.24 3.21 (4) $100,200
Pennsylvania 980 0.17 2.26 (4) $93,460
Wyoming 40 0.16 2.14 (4) $93,400
New Hampshire 100 0.16 2.11 (4) $91,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 60 0.05 0.62 (4) $120,630
Massachusetts 340 0.10 1.28 (4) $118,780
Maryland (8) (8) (8) (4) $116,310
New York 850 0.09 1.23 (4) $111,790
Louisiana 40 0.02 0.28 (4) $111,150



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.10 1.34 (4) $119,920
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.06 0.84 (4) $110,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.09 1.14 (4) $115,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.27 3.61 (4) $112,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 1.71 (4) $107,890
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 2.39 (4) $94,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 0.87 (4) $108,050
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 150 0.08 1.06 (4) $135,200
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 140 0.10 1.26 (4) $69,550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 120 0.16 2.17 (4) $97,520


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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)
Portland-South Portland, ME 80 0.40 5.35 (4) $73,880
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.33 4.34 (4) $101,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.27 3.61 (4) $112,160
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.25 3.28 (4) $116,330
Reading, PA 40 0.24 3.14 (8) (8)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 60 0.21 2.84 (4) $83,780
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 2.39 (4) $94,270
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 2.16 (4) $120,450
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 120 0.16 2.17 (4) $97,520
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 2.02 (4) $135,780


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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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 2.02 (4) $135,780
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 150 0.08 1.06 (4) $135,200
Austin-Round Rock, TX 100 0.10 1.38 (4) $120,580
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 2.16 (4) $120,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.10 1.34 (4) $119,920
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.25 3.28 (4) $116,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.09 1.14 (4) $115,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 0.54 (4) $114,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.27 3.61 (4) $112,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.06 0.84 (4) $110,510

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 70 0.24 3.23 (4) $61,920
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.27 (4) $72,760
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.18 (4) $85,570

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 0.31 4.18 (4) $85,570
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 3.23 (4) $61,920
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.27 (4) $72,760

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.18 (4) $85,570
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.27 (4) $72,760
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 3.23 (4) $61,920


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.

(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