Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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)
60,500 1.9 % (4) $72,410 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,540 $46,230 $64,020 $86,960 $122,340
  (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 52,190 1.73 (4) $71,530
Junior Colleges 6,640 0.90 (4) $79,850
Educational Support Services 720 0.41 (4) $55,770
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 310 0.44 (8) (8)
Other Schools and Instruction 300 0.07 (4) $83,360

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 52,190 1.73 (4) $71,530
Junior Colleges 6,640 0.90 (4) $79,850
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 310 0.44 (8) (8)
Educational Support Services 720 0.41 (4) $55,770
Technical and Trade Schools 210 0.16 (4) $47,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 300 0.07 (4) $83,360
Junior Colleges 6,640 0.90 (4) $79,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 52,190 1.73 (4) $71,530
Educational Support Services 720 0.41 (4) $55,770
Technical and Trade Schools 210 0.16 (4) $47,670


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 5,750 0.62 1.47 (4) $83,400
Texas 4,320 0.36 0.86 (4) $62,600
Illinois 3,530 0.59 1.40 (4) $65,020
Ohio 3,320 0.62 1.46 (4) $78,350
California 3,290 0.20 0.46 (4) $81,260




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 1,700 2.40 5.66 (8) (8)
West Virginia 490 0.72 1.69 (4) $59,290
North Dakota 270 0.64 1.51 (4) $71,390
Ohio 3,320 0.62 1.46 (4) $78,350
New York 5,750 0.62 1.47 (4) $83,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 1,120 0.40 0.94 (4) $96,690
Utah 840 0.59 1.40 (4) $89,530
New Jersey 1,640 0.41 0.96 (4) $85,470
Massachusetts 1,660 0.47 1.11 (4) $83,560
New York 5,750 0.62 1.47 (4) $83,400



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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 3,310 0.49 1.16 (4) $95,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.02 2.40 (4) $68,600
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.60 1.42 (4) $68,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,010 0.39 0.91 (4) $62,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.21 0.49 (4) $73,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 900 0.31 0.72 (4) $61,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 810 0.44 1.03 (4) $92,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 800 0.32 0.75 (4) $57,880
Pittsburgh, PA 780 0.69 1.63 (4) $63,300
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 780 1.43 3.36 (4) $62,410


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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)
Harrisonburg, VA 200 3.13 7.38 (8) (8)
Bloomington, IL 200 2.25 5.31 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 290 2.16 5.10 (8) (8)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 170 2.07 4.89 (4) $70,670
Greeley, CO 160 1.69 3.99 (4) $106,080
Tallahassee, FL 270 1.57 3.71 (4) $66,470
Bangor, ME 90 1.45 3.42 (8) (8)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 780 1.43 3.36 (4) $62,410
Bellingham, WA 120 1.38 3.25 (4) $60,210
Prescott, AZ 70 1.17 2.75 (8) (8)


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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)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 120 0.52 1.22 (4) $118,600
Greeley, CO 160 1.69 3.99 (4) $106,080
Toledo, OH 290 0.96 2.27 (4) $103,140
Champaign-Urbana, IL 100 1.00 2.35 (4) $100,750
Salt Lake City, UT 560 0.80 1.89 (4) $98,640
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.92 2.17 (4) $95,920
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,310 0.49 1.16 (4) $95,700
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 160 0.17 0.39 (4) $95,100
New Haven, CT 60 0.24 0.55 (4) $95,000
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 810 0.44 1.03 (4) $92,850

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 2.42 5.71 (4) $57,340
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 250 1.39 3.28 (4) $72,600
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 0.94 2.22 (4) $64,610
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 210 1.31 3.09 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.83 1.97 (4) $57,860

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 2.42 5.71 (4) $57,340
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.67 3.93 (4) $73,010
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 1.48 3.50 (4) $48,500
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 250 1.39 3.28 (4) $72,600
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 210 1.31 3.09 (8) (8)

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.59 (4) $91,910
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 0.54 (4) $78,060
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $75,710
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 0.93 (4) $74,950
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.50 1.17 (4) $73,060


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