Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. 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)
9,850 2.1 % (4) $83,330 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,640 $50,590 $72,230 $101,570 $150,830
  (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 8,870 0.29 (4) $84,240
Junior Colleges 950 0.13 (4) $75,250

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 8,870 0.29 (4) $84,240
Junior Colleges 950 0.13 (4) $75,250

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 8,870 0.29 (4) $84,240
Junior Colleges 950 0.13 (4) $75,250


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 1,270 0.14 2.00 (4) $90,070
California 1,020 0.06 0.88 (4) $93,340
District of Columbia 680 0.96 13.84 (8) (8)
Texas 610 0.05 0.74 (4) $63,150
Pennsylvania 480 0.08 1.21 (4) $85,470




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)
District of Columbia 680 0.96 13.84 (8) (8)
Wyoming 40 0.17 2.41 (4) $66,720
New York 1,270 0.14 2.00 (4) $90,070
New Hampshire 90 0.14 1.98 (4) $86,550
Massachusetts 370 0.11 1.53 (4) $101,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 40 0.03 0.48 (4) $105,120
Massachusetts 370 0.11 1.53 (4) $101,550
California 1,020 0.06 0.88 (4) $93,340
Indiana 50 0.02 0.22 (4) $90,710
New York 1,270 0.14 2.00 (4) $90,070



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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 840 0.13 1.82 (4) $105,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 830 0.33 4.78 (4) $97,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.07 1.03 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 210 0.07 1.04 (4) $56,380
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.69 10.00 (4) $90,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 1.43 (4) $110,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 2.91 (4) $102,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.67 (4) $77,060
Austin-Round Rock, TX 140 0.14 1.98 (4) $69,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 0.96 (4) $92,930


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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 210 0.69 10.00 (4) $90,970
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.44 6.32 (4) $80,370
Boulder, CO 80 0.43 6.17 (4) $68,420
Springfield, MA-CT 120 0.37 5.39 (4) $97,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 830 0.33 4.78 (4) $97,060
Rochester, NY 110 0.22 3.19 (4) $86,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 2.91 (4) $102,710
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.18 2.63 (4) $64,660
Richmond, VA 100 0.16 2.32 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 140 0.14 1.98 (4) $69,480


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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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 1.43 (4) $110,410
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.13 1.82 (4) $105,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 2.91 (4) $102,710
Springfield, MA-CT 120 0.37 5.39 (4) $97,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 830 0.33 4.78 (4) $97,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 0.96 (4) $92,930
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.69 10.00 (4) $90,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 0.64 (4) $86,360
Rochester, NY 110 0.22 3.19 (4) $86,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 0.94 (4) $83,090


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