Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
60,930 1.7 % (4) $73,680 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,680 $47,350 $64,780 $89,300 $124,580
  (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 53,210 1.75 (4) $72,980
Junior Colleges 6,440 0.89 (4) $81,180
Educational Support Services 440 0.24 (4) $55,480
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 290 0.41 (4) $68,900
Technical and Trade Schools 220 0.16 (4) $52,440

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 53,210 1.75 (4) $72,980
Junior Colleges 6,440 0.89 (4) $81,180
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 290 0.41 (4) $68,900
Educational Support Services 440 0.24 (4) $55,480
Technical and Trade Schools 220 0.16 (4) $52,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $91,200
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 (4) $88,220
Junior Colleges 6,440 0.89 (4) $81,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 53,210 1.75 (4) $72,980
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 290 0.41 (4) $68,900


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 5,590 0.60 1.42 (4) $88,580
Texas 4,620 0.38 0.91 (4) $65,520
Illinois 4,510 0.75 1.79 (4) $62,280
California 3,380 0.20 0.47 (4) $84,160
Ohio 3,080 0.57 1.35 (4) $79,000




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)
District of Columbia 1,850 2.60 6.18 (8) (8)
Illinois 4,510 0.75 1.79 (4) $62,280
West Virginia 500 0.71 1.70 (4) $56,050
Hawaii 460 0.71 1.69 (4) $80,180
North Dakota 260 0.63 1.50 (4) $72,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 850 0.59 1.39 (4) $92,070
New Jersey 1,400 0.35 0.82 (4) $88,870
New York 5,590 0.60 1.42 (4) $88,580
California 3,380 0.20 0.47 (4) $84,160
Connecticut 660 0.40 0.95 (4) $84,030





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,330 0.46 1.08 (4) $94,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,310 0.71 1.69 (4) $64,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,540 0.81 1.92 (4) $71,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,460 0.24 0.57 (4) $77,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,370 0.50 1.18 (4) $76,510
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,310 0.46 1.09 (4) $92,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,240 0.35 0.82 (4) $60,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 810 0.27 0.64 (4) $66,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 710 0.27 0.63 (4) $72,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 680 0.33 0.79 (4) $82,600




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 210 3.30 7.85 (8) (8)
Bloomington, IL 200 2.26 5.36 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 300 2.22 5.27 (8) (8)
Bangor, ME 90 1.43 3.39 (4) $55,990
Tallahassee, FL 240 1.37 3.26 (4) $71,690
Greensboro-High Point, NC 420 1.16 2.77 (4) $62,260
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 620 1.13 2.69 (4) $57,410
Ann Arbor, MI 250 1.12 2.67 (4) $78,840
Springfield, MA-CT 320 0.97 2.31 (4) $75,170
Manchester, NH 110 0.97 2.30 (4) $72,580




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 130 0.55 1.30 (4) $115,840
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.11 0.27 (4) $111,580
Rochester, NY 290 0.56 1.33 (4) $108,270
Toledo, OH 280 0.95 2.25 (4) $105,180
Salt Lake City, UT 550 0.77 1.83 (4) $102,420
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 30 0.16 0.38 (4) $99,750
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.11 0.27 (4) $94,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,330 0.46 1.08 (4) $94,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 320 0.13 0.31 (4) $94,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,310 0.46 1.09 (4) $92,690

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 340 2.68 6.37 (4) $58,860
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.27 3.02 (4) $74,100
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 0.94 2.24 (4) $65,970
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.24 2.95 (4) $54,140
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 1.28 3.04 (8) (8)

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 340 2.68 6.37 (4) $58,860
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 1.29 3.07 (4) $50,090
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 1.28 3.04 (8) (8)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.27 3.02 (4) $74,100
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.24 2.95 (4) $54,140

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 0.64 (4) $96,620
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 1.27 (4) $77,820
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 0.78 (4) $75,250
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.17 2.78 (4) $75,080
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 0.54 (4) $74,530


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019