Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
194,610 2.6 % (4) $122,890 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,200 $61,370 $97,870 $161,630 (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 157,030 5.20 (4) $128,110
Junior Colleges 20,400 2.77 (4) $79,010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,660 0.18 (4) $147,230
Technical and Trade Schools 2,360 1.77 (4) $60,070
Educational Support Services 630 0.36 (4) $102,140

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 157,030 5.20 (4) $128,110
Junior Colleges 20,400 2.77 (4) $79,010
Technical and Trade Schools 2,360 1.77 (4) $60,070
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 490 0.70 (8) (8)
Educational Support Services 630 0.36 (4) $102,140

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 120 0.05 (4) $190,560
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 (4) $183,060
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) (4) $155,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,660 0.18 (4) $147,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 157,030 5.20 (4) $128,110


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 21,860 2.37 1.74 (4) $123,210
California 13,690 0.82 0.60 (4) $153,410
Texas 12,310 1.04 0.76 (4) $138,220
Pennsylvania 11,550 2.00 1.46 (4) $92,280
North Carolina 10,260 2.39 1.75 (4) $137,480




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 10,260 2.39 1.75 (4) $137,480
New York 21,860 2.37 1.74 (4) $123,210
West Virginia 1,600 2.32 1.70 (4) $62,210
Colorado 5,590 2.19 1.60 (4) $134,080
Nebraska 1,960 2.01 1.48 (4) $88,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 1,550 1.38 1.01 (4) $167,520
Missouri 4,260 1.53 1.12 (4) $163,280
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) (4) $162,490
Washington 3,410 1.07 0.78 (4) $160,580
Iowa 2,720 1.77 1.30 (4) $153,750



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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 13,290 1.99 1.45 (4) $121,410
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,670 1.82 1.33 (4) $143,820
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 6,060 20.30 14.87 (4) $138,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,420 1.85 1.36 (4) $170,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,410 5.98 4.38 (4) $100,010
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,730 3.28 2.40 (4) $143,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,910 1.49 1.09 (4) $123,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,350 1.73 1.27 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,320 2.02 1.48 (4) $162,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,260 0.74 0.54 (4) $157,820


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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 6,060 20.30 14.87 (4) $138,110
Gainesville, FL 1,980 15.05 11.02 (4) $141,640
Madison, WI 2,730 7.06 5.17 (4) $77,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,410 5.98 4.38 (4) $100,010
Auburn-Opelika, AL 300 5.34 3.91 (4) $112,430
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 2,310 4.59 3.36 (8) (8)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 1,470 4.38 3.21 (4) $78,350
College Station-Bryan, TX 480 4.26 3.12 (4) $111,150
Jackson, MS 1,110 4.24 3.11 (4) $192,550
New Haven, CT 1,100 4.01 2.94 (4) $181,590


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,900 2.60 1.90 (4) $207,320
Jackson, MS 1,110 4.24 3.11 (4) $192,550
New Haven, CT 1,100 4.01 2.94 (4) $181,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,420 1.85 1.36 (4) $170,480
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,270 3.67 2.68 (4) $168,760
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.65 0.48 (4) $167,970
Jacksonville, FL 960 1.44 1.06 (4) $167,800
Mobile, AL 260 1.52 1.11 (4) $165,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 880 1.51 1.10 (4) $162,310
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,320 2.02 1.48 (4) $162,250

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 470 1.69 1.24 (4) $97,400
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 340 2.18 1.59 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.08 0.79 (4) $112,970
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.46 1.07 (4) $103,360
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.59 0.43 (4) $58,520

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)
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 2.36 1.73 (4) $110,110
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 340 2.18 1.59 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 470 1.69 1.24 (4) $97,400
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.46 1.07 (4) $103,360
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 1.33 0.98 (4) $70,400

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.08 0.79 (4) $112,970
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 2.36 1.73 (4) $110,110
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.46 1.07 (4) $103,360
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 470 1.69 1.24 (4) $97,400
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.96 0.71 (4) $89,280


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.

(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 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