Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine. Excludes "Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1072) and "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach medical science.


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)
186,740 2.4 % (4) $125,430 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,450 $63,550 $99,360 $165,100 (5)
  (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 149,970 4.99 (4) $132,640
Junior Colleges 21,120 2.81 (4) $77,060
Technical and Trade Schools 2,710 1.96 (4) $63,290
Educational Support Services 520 0.30 (4) $118,520
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 500 0.71 (4) $56,430

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 149,970 4.99 (4) $132,640
Junior Colleges 21,120 2.81 (4) $77,060
Technical and Trade Schools 2,710 1.96 (4) $63,290
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 500 0.71 (4) $56,430
Educational Support Services 520 0.30 (4) $118,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 (4) $187,730
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 (4) $181,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 149,970 4.99 (4) $132,640
Offices of Physicians 380 0.02 (4) $128,810
Educational Support Services 520 0.30 (4) $118,520


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 21,400 2.35 1.77 (4) $124,990
California 12,410 0.78 0.58 (4) $155,540
North Carolina 9,910 2.34 1.76 (4) $129,570
Florida 9,090 1.11 0.83 (4) $120,890
Ohio 8,640 1.62 1.22 (4) $108,000




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)
New York 21,400 2.35 1.77 (4) $124,990
North Carolina 9,910 2.34 1.76 (4) $129,570
West Virginia 1,620 2.32 1.75 (4) $60,270
Colorado 5,510 2.20 1.65 (4) $131,620
Missouri 5,910 2.14 1.61 (4) $160,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 1,480 1.33 1.00 (4) $161,040
Connecticut 3,260 1.95 1.47 (4) $160,890
Missouri 5,910 2.14 1.61 (4) $160,800
Washington 3,410 1.11 0.84 (4) $157,460
Iowa 2,550 1.66 1.25 (4) $156,960





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 13,190 2.00 1.51 (4) $129,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,670 1.83 1.38 (4) $141,750
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 6,440 21.99 16.53 (4) $126,920
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,810 3.40 2.56 (4) $140,610
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,350 3.24 2.43 (4) $163,860
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,510 1.94 1.46 (4) $135,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,310 0.78 0.59 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,290 2.07 1.56 (4) $158,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,260 2.88 2.17 (4) $157,050
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,020 2.83 2.13 (4) $200,390




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 6,440 21.99 16.53 (4) $126,920
Gainesville, FL 2,080 16.26 12.22 (4) $175,990
Auburn-Opelika, AL 320 5.90 4.44 (4) $108,880
Madison, WI 2,050 5.36 4.03 (4) $89,020
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 1,450 4.42 3.33 (4) $74,150
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,190 4.39 3.30 (4) $75,330
Jackson, MS 1,100 4.19 3.15 (4) $181,810
Oklahoma City, OK 2,290 3.77 2.84 (4) $91,330
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,220 3.57 2.69 (4) $165,390
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,190 3.50 2.63 (4) $110,130




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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,020 2.83 2.13 (4) $200,390
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $182,470
Jackson, MS 1,100 4.19 3.15 (4) $181,810
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $181,330
Jacksonville, FL 980 1.52 1.14 (4) $180,750
Gainesville, FL 2,080 16.26 12.22 (4) $175,990
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.60 0.45 (4) $173,730
Tucson, AZ 930 2.60 1.95 (4) $168,970
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,220 3.57 2.69 (4) $165,390
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,350 3.24 2.43 (4) $163,860

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 600 2.17 1.63 (4) $117,530
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 310 1.97 1.48 (4) $31,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.08 0.81 (4) $110,690
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.61 1.21 (4) $96,680
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 0.46 (4) $59,310

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 600 2.17 1.63 (4) $117,530
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 310 1.97 1.48 (4) $31,280
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.88 1.41 (4) $90,730
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.61 1.21 (4) $96,680
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 1.12 0.84 (4) $73,860

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 600 2.17 1.63 (4) $117,530
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.08 0.81 (4) $110,690
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.61 1.21 (4) $96,680
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.88 1.41 (4) $90,730
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 0.69 (4) $87,760


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(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

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017