Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in environmental science. 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)
5,520 2.5 % (4) $88,880 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $44,180 $57,920 $78,340 $108,860 $150,890
  (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 4,750 0.16 (4) $89,930
Junior Colleges 740 0.10 (4) $82,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,750 0.16 (4) $89,930
Junior Colleges 740 0.10 (4) $82,060

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 4,750 0.16 (4) $89,930
Junior Colleges 740 0.10 (4) $82,060


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 660 0.07 1.86 (4) $98,330
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 1.46 (4) $86,580
New Jersey 300 0.08 1.92 (4) $92,570
Texas 250 0.02 0.55 (4) $88,470
Massachusetts 250 0.07 1.86 (4) $103,390




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 70 0.23 5.74 (8) (8)
New Hampshire 100 0.16 4.06 (4) $90,470
West Virginia 100 0.14 3.48 (4) $76,940
Montana 60 0.13 3.19 (4) $55,360
Connecticut 220 0.13 3.43 (4) $80,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 240 0.06 1.45 (4) $116,170
California 250 0.02 0.40 (4) $105,640
Massachusetts 250 0.07 1.86 (4) $103,390
Washington 150 0.05 1.21 (4) $100,000
New York 660 0.07 1.86 (4) $98,330





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 540 0.08 2.07 (4) $101,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 2.38 (4) $91,090
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 5.15 (4) $94,070
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.19 4.81 (4) $84,230
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.05 1.38 (4) $108,920
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 1.84 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 1.27 (4) $129,560
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 70 0.07 1.72 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 70 0.07 1.69 (4) $86,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.30 (4) $109,230




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 5.15 (4) $94,070
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.19 4.81 (4) $84,230
Reno, NV 40 0.17 4.30 (4) $86,630
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.15 3.90 (4) $83,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 2.38 (4) $91,090
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.08 2.07 (4) $101,180
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 1.84 (8) (8)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 70 0.07 1.72 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 70 0.07 1.69 (4) $86,780
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.05 1.38 (4) $108,920




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 1.27 (4) $129,560
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 30 0.03 0.86 (4) $113,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.30 (4) $109,230
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.05 1.38 (4) $108,920
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.08 2.07 (4) $101,180
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.28 (4) $98,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 5.15 (4) $94,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 2.38 (4) $91,090
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) (4) $90,790
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,810

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 12.08 (4) $59,200

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 12.08 (4) $59,200

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 12.08 (4) $59,200


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

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May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017