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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)
21,370 1.6 % (4) $92,360 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $44,970 $58,700 $79,550 $111,180 $158,830
  (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 16,230 0.53 (4) $93,360
Junior Colleges 5,050 0.70 (4) $88,630

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 5,050 0.70 (4) $88,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,230 0.53 (4) $93,360

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 16,230 0.53 (4) $93,360
Junior Colleges 5,050 0.70 (4) $88,630


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 2,270 0.24 1.64 (4) $102,260
Texas 1,700 0.14 0.95 (4) $95,070
California 1,570 0.09 0.62 (4) $116,530
Pennsylvania 1,430 0.24 1.65 (4) $93,510
Illinois 1,030 0.17 1.16 (4) $87,070




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)
Pennsylvania 1,430 0.24 1.65 (4) $93,510
New York 2,270 0.24 1.64 (4) $102,260
Massachusetts 870 0.24 1.64 (4) $104,780
West Virginia 150 0.22 1.46 (4) $80,840
North Carolina 960 0.22 1.48 (4) $85,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,570 0.09 0.62 (4) $116,530
Rhode Island 80 0.17 1.14 (4) $115,080
Massachusetts 870 0.24 1.64 (4) $104,780
New Hampshire 90 0.14 0.93 (4) $102,990
New York 2,270 0.24 1.64 (4) $102,260





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 1,930 0.20 1.37 (4) $104,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 790 0.17 1.15 (4) $83,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 760 0.27 1.80 (4) $99,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 500 0.08 0.55 (4) $130,900
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 470 0.17 1.16 (4) $108,920
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 410 0.11 0.77 (4) $93,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.13 0.86 (4) $86,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.13 0.88 (4) $107,790
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 300 0.97 6.55 (4) $117,470
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 280 0.14 0.97 (4) $82,840




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 300 0.97 6.55 (4) $117,470
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 0.95 6.45 (4) $164,810
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.77 5.22 (4) $91,800
Springfield, MA-CT 200 0.59 4.03 (4) $104,720
Terre Haute, IN 40 0.53 3.60 (4) $87,690
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.52 3.52 (4) $100,530
Syracuse, NY 130 0.42 2.87 (4) $86,080
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 180 0.39 2.64 (4) $87,030
Worcester, MA-CT 110 0.38 2.59 (4) $99,650
Rochester, NY 190 0.36 2.46 (4) $85,260




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 0.95 6.45 (4) $164,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 500 0.08 0.55 (4) $130,900
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.10 0.68 (4) $126,430
Akron, OH 60 0.17 1.17 (4) $122,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.58 (4) $119,660
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 300 0.97 6.55 (4) $117,470
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.17 1.12 (4) $114,970
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 1.06 (4) $110,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 470 0.17 1.16 (4) $108,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.13 0.88 (4) $107,790

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 3.83 (4) $63,290
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 3.31 (4) $84,940
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.94 (4) $67,960
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.48 (4) $98,550
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.40 (4) $84,760

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)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 4.71 (4) $102,070
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 4.58 (4) $84,690
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 3.83 (4) $63,290
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 3.31 (4) $84,940
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.94 (4) $67,960

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $121,760
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.73 (4) $103,750
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 4.71 (4) $102,070
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.48 (4) $98,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.36 (4) $93,290


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