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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Education Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
58,780 0.8 % (4) $ 76,990 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,200 $ 48,780 $ 63,910 $ 97,450 $ 127,420
  (4)

Industry profile for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Education Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Education Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 52,120 1.75 (4) $ 76,050
Junior Colleges 6,240 1.01 (4) $ 85,780
Educational Support Services 220 0.11 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 110 0.08 (4) $ 77,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 52,120 1.75 (4) $ 76,050
Junior Colleges 6,240 1.01 (4) $ 85,780
Educational Support Services 220 0.11 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 110 0.08 (4) $ 77,050

Top paying industries for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,240 1.01 (4) $ 85,780
Technical and Trade Schools 110 0.08 (4) $ 77,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 52,120 1.75 (4) $ 76,050


Geographic profile for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Education Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Education Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of education teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 5,250 0.61 1.45 (4) $ 104,210
Illinois 4,610 0.82 1.97 (4) $ 67,320
California 4,360 0.26 0.63 (4) $ 92,610
Texas 4,150 0.34 0.81 (4) $ 64,330
Pennsylvania 2,590 0.46 1.11 (4) $ 77,580


Map of location quotient of education teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 850 0.89 2.14 (4) $ 65,720
District of Columbia 560 0.85 2.04 (4) $ 54,690
Illinois 4,610 0.82 1.97 (4) $ 67,320
Rhode Island 360 0.78 1.88 (4) $ 80,810
Mississippi 790 0.72 1.72 (4) $ 61,640


Map of annual mean wages of education teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.24 0.58 (4) $ 108,680
New York 5,250 0.61 1.45 (4) $ 104,210
Utah 900 0.58 1.39 (4) $ 102,750
California 4,360 0.26 0.63 (4) $ 92,610
New Jersey 2,450 0.64 1.53 (4) $ 90,480



Map of employment of education teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

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 4,930 0.57 1.36 (4) $ 112,130
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,630 0.86 2.06 (4) $ 69,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,980 0.35 0.83 (4) $ 83,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,250 0.47 1.13 (4) $ 81,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,180 0.62 1.48 (4) $ 76,940
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,110 0.43 1.03 (4) $ 82,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,110 0.38 0.90 (4) $ 71,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 960 0.33 0.80 (4) $ 73,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 890 0.42 1.01 (4) $ 72,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 740 0.41 0.97 (4) $ 81,590


Map of location quotient of education teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 630 2.75 6.60 (4) $ 86,870
Auburn-Opelika, AL 140 2.38 5.70 (4) $ 100,650
Bloomington, IL 170 2.06 4.93 (4) $ 53,000
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 160 1.93 4.62 (4) $ 73,160
Tuscaloosa, AL 180 1.87 4.48 (4) $ 91,080
Lincoln, NE 310 1.83 4.40 (4) $ 68,350
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 120 1.69 4.04 (4) $ 72,530
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.31 3.13 (4) $ 74,710
Terre Haute, IN 70 1.09 2.60 (4) $ 71,510
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 450 0.98 2.34 (4) $ 63,220


Map of annual mean wages of education teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 540 0.39 0.93 (4) $ 119,140
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,930 0.57 1.36 (4) $ 112,130
Salt Lake City, UT 670 0.90 2.16 (4) $ 110,160
Anchorage, AK 30 0.20 0.47 (4) $ 107,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.12 0.29 (4) $ 105,600
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.13 (4) $ 102,330
Auburn-Opelika, AL 140 2.38 5.70 (4) $ 100,650
Ann Arbor, MI 140 0.71 1.69 (4) $ 95,560
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 120 0.36 0.86 (4) $ 95,180
Toledo, OH 100 0.37 0.88 (4) $ 95,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 270 1.58 3.79 (4) $ 58,250
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.18 2.83 (4) $ 70,240
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 1.99 4.78 (4) $ 64,870
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.86 2.06 (4) $ 55,610
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.81 1.95 (4) $ 63,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 1.99 4.78 (4) $ 64,870
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 270 1.58 3.79 (4) $ 58,250
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 1.26 3.02 (4) $ 59,030
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.18 2.83 (4) $ 70,240
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.09 2.62 (4) $ 70,310

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 1.76 (4) $ 81,150
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 1.49 (4) $ 78,480
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.75 (4) $ 74,670
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.42 (4) $ 74,040
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.95 2.27 (4) $ 72,730


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022