Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


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)
21,250 1.5 % (4) $89,320 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,400 $56,350 $76,750 $107,040 $153,570
  (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 16,430 0.55 (4) $91,330
Junior Colleges 4,800 0.64 (4) $82,530

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 4,800 0.64 (4) $82,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,430 0.55 (4) $91,330

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 16,430 0.55 (4) $91,330
Junior Colleges 4,800 0.64 (4) $82,530


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 2,170 0.24 1.57 (4) $100,520
Texas 1,860 0.16 1.05 (4) $86,750
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.27 1.77 (4) $84,980
California 1,510 0.09 0.63 (4) $118,800
North Carolina 960 0.23 1.50 (4) $86,130




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)
Vermont 90 0.30 1.96 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.27 1.77 (4) $84,980
Massachusetts 920 0.26 1.75 (4) $109,540
New York 2,170 0.24 1.57 (4) $100,520
North Carolina 960 0.23 1.50 (4) $86,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,510 0.09 0.63 (4) $118,800
Massachusetts 920 0.26 1.75 (4) $109,540
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.97 (4) $107,260
New York 2,170 0.24 1.57 (4) $100,520
Illinois 850 0.14 0.95 (4) $99,560





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 1,390 0.21 1.39 (4) $107,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 1.22 (4) $90,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 540 0.61 4.02 (4) $96,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 510 0.14 0.92 (4) $92,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.66 (4) $122,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 350 0.14 0.91 (4) $68,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 0.86 (4) $100,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.12 0.82 (4) $84,480
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 310 1.05 6.92 (4) $117,290
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 300 0.16 1.09 (4) $125,750




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 310 1.05 6.92 (4) $117,290
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 1.02 6.75 (4) $133,600
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.78 5.17 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 240 0.74 4.90 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.72 4.76 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 60 0.68 4.47 (4) $90,090
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 540 0.61 4.02 (4) $96,640
Trenton, NJ 120 0.54 3.59 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.53 3.53 (4) $103,290
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.48 3.17 (4) $98,750




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)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.27 1.78 (4) $140,420
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 1.02 6.75 (4) $133,600
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 0.72 (4) $127,100
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 300 0.16 1.09 (4) $125,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.66 (4) $122,950
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $122,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 1.17 (4) $121,020
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 310 1.05 6.92 (4) $117,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.11 0.71 (4) $112,090
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 160 0.13 0.83 (4) $112,010

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 Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.20 1.30 (4) $81,780
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 2.77 (4) $80,920
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.39 (4) $70,400
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 2.79 (4) $72,590
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 2.78 (4) $63,390

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.59 3.92 (4) $58,370
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.57 3.79 (4) $52,220
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 3.69 (4) $72,170
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 2.79 (4) $72,590
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 2.78 (4) $63,390

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.72 (4) $98,540
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.10 (4) $90,640
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.33 (4) $89,850
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.20 1.30 (4) $81,780
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 2.19 (4) $81,130


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

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017