Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
21,090 1.6 % (4) $90,610 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,110 $56,720 $77,190 $107,650 $157,130
  (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 16,370 0.54 (4) $92,490
Junior Colleges 4,710 0.64 (4) $84,100

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 4,710 0.64 (4) $84,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,370 0.54 (4) $92,490

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 16,370 0.54 (4) $92,490
Junior Colleges 4,710 0.64 (4) $84,100


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 2,140 0.23 1.57 (4) $102,050
Texas 1,690 0.14 0.96 (4) $89,810
California 1,550 0.09 0.63 (4) $116,140
Pennsylvania 1,440 0.25 1.69 (4) $86,810
North Carolina 1,110 0.26 1.75 (4) $86,620




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)
North Carolina 1,110 0.26 1.75 (4) $86,620
Pennsylvania 1,440 0.25 1.69 (4) $86,810
Massachusetts 870 0.25 1.67 (4) $103,170
New York 2,140 0.23 1.57 (4) $102,050
Virginia 820 0.22 1.46 (4) $76,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,550 0.09 0.63 (4) $116,140
Rhode Island 90 0.19 1.31 (4) $111,240
Massachusetts 870 0.25 1.67 (4) $103,170
New York 2,140 0.23 1.57 (4) $102,050
Ohio 800 0.15 1.01 (4) $100,490



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.20 1.36 (4) $110,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 640 0.18 1.19 (4) $86,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.53 3.59 (4) $99,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 450 0.15 1.04 (4) $96,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.09 0.64 (4) $121,340
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 410 1.38 9.32 (4) $115,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 340 0.13 0.89 (4) $76,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.12 0.84 (4) $74,300
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 300 0.16 1.10 (4) $123,630
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.25 1.67 (4) $76,870


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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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 410 1.38 9.32 (4) $115,730
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.09 7.38 (4) $138,120
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.72 4.87 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 210 0.64 4.34 (4) $99,410
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.54 3.64 (4) $69,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.53 3.59 (4) $99,720
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.52 3.49 (4) $98,590
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.52 3.49 (4) $85,360
Rochester, NY 200 0.40 2.68 (4) $90,910
Worcester, MA-CT 110 0.39 2.67 (4) $92,360


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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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.09 7.38 (4) $138,120
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.10 0.67 (4) $130,270
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.10 0.67 (4) $126,000
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 300 0.16 1.10 (4) $123,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.09 0.64 (4) $121,340
Akron, OH 60 0.18 1.19 (4) $120,360
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.17 1.16 (4) $116,020
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 410 1.38 9.32 (4) $115,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.08 0.55 (4) $110,910
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.20 1.36 (4) $110,000

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 3.16 (4) $83,560
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 3.51 (4) $61,040
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 2.59 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.17 1.17 (4) $88,710
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.44 (4) $74,010

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)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 4.67 (4) $82,390
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 3.81 (4) $59,430
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 3.51 (4) $61,040
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 3.16 (4) $83,560
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.78 (4) $58,920

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 0.25 1.71 (4) $101,950
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.35 (4) $91,650
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.24 1.64 (4) $88,740
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.17 1.17 (4) $88,710
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.12 (4) $87,400


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

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Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018