Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
5,990 3.2 % (4) $87,660 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,970 $57,240 $76,360 $108,490 $150,070
  (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 5,150 0.17 (4) $88,200
Junior Colleges 820 0.11 (4) $84,350

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 5,150 0.17 (4) $88,200
Junior Colleges 820 0.11 (4) $84,350

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 5,150 0.17 (4) $88,200
Junior Colleges 820 0.11 (4) $84,350


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 840 0.09 2.17 (4) $94,820
Massachusetts 350 0.10 2.33 (4) $92,120
California 310 0.02 0.44 (4) $106,700
Pennsylvania 290 0.05 1.19 (4) $92,230
Michigan 260 0.06 1.47 (8) (8)




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 50 0.18 4.27 (8) (8)
New Hampshire 120 0.18 4.22 (4) $87,150
West Virginia 90 0.14 3.25 (4) $80,990
Montana 60 0.13 3.01 (4) $58,980
Massachusetts 350 0.10 2.33 (4) $92,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 310 0.02 0.44 (4) $106,700
New Jersey 230 0.06 1.35 (4) $97,850
Texas 260 0.02 0.52 (4) $96,650
New York 840 0.09 2.17 (4) $94,820
Washington 250 0.08 1.87 (4) $92,750



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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 530 0.08 1.89 (4) $111,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.08 1.95 (4) $97,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 3.08 (4) $106,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.44 (4) $99,100
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 3.88 (4) $83,130
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.67 (4) $76,280
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 1.53 (4) $106,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 1.04 (4) $138,260
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.22 5.13 (4) $89,320
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 70 0.07 1.63 (8) (8)


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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)
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.22 5.13 (4) $89,320
New Haven, CT 60 0.22 5.31 (4) $76,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 3.88 (4) $83,130
Reno, NV 30 0.15 3.52 (4) $88,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 3.08 (4) $106,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.08 1.95 (4) $97,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.08 1.89 (4) $111,620
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.67 (4) $76,280
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 70 0.07 1.63 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.44 (4) $99,100


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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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 1.04 (4) $138,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.37 (4) $116,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.25 (4) $112,190
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.08 1.89 (4) $111,620
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 1.26 (4) $109,310
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 1.53 (4) $106,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 3.08 (4) $106,040
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $104,820
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.44 (4) $99,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.08 1.95 (4) $97,170

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 40 0.51 12.13 (4) $61,590

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 40 0.51 12.13 (4) $61,590

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 40 0.51 12.13 (4) $61,590
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $58,980


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