Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
58,850 1.9 % (4) $70,260 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,280 $44,780 $62,520 $83,820 $118,160
  (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 50,460 1.68 (4) $69,760
Junior Colleges 6,860 0.91 (4) $76,710
Educational Support Services 750 0.43 (4) $54,260
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.36 (4) $81,610
Other Schools and Instruction 240 0.06 (4) $56,320

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 50,460 1.68 (4) $69,760
Junior Colleges 6,860 0.91 (4) $76,710
Educational Support Services 750 0.43 (4) $54,260
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.36 (4) $81,610
Technical and Trade Schools 240 0.17 (4) $45,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.36 (4) $81,610
Junior Colleges 6,860 0.91 (4) $76,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50,460 1.68 (4) $69,760
Other Schools and Instruction 240 0.06 (4) $56,320
Educational Support Services 750 0.43 (4) $54,260


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 5,950 0.65 1.56 (4) $79,730
Texas 4,540 0.39 0.92 (4) $61,040
California 3,690 0.23 0.55 (4) $80,390
Pennsylvania 3,420 0.60 1.42 (4) $67,350
Ohio 3,050 0.57 1.36 (4) $72,560




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)
Hawaii 590 0.93 2.22 (4) $71,780
New York 5,950 0.65 1.56 (4) $79,730
West Virginia 440 0.64 1.52 (4) $59,280
Utah 850 0.62 1.47 (4) $89,460
Vermont 190 0.61 1.46 (4) $61,150




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 0.62 1.47 (4) $89,460
Wisconsin 880 0.31 0.75 (4) $88,210
Florida 2,140 0.26 0.62 (4) $82,740
California 3,690 0.23 0.55 (4) $80,390
Connecticut 590 0.35 0.84 (4) $79,870





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 3,290 0.50 1.19 (4) $91,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.42 1.00 (4) $70,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,300 0.51 1.21 (4) $58,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.44 1.05 (4) $69,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,010 0.34 0.82 (4) $61,020
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 940 1.71 4.08 (4) $58,230
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 900 1.01 2.41 (4) $71,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 850 0.47 1.13 (4) $89,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.34 0.81 (4) $57,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.19 0.46 (4) $77,330




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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 210 2.72 6.48 (4) $68,130
Harrisonburg, VA 160 2.64 6.30 (8) (8)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 180 2.09 4.98 (4) $71,830
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 260 1.99 4.75 (8) (8)
Greeley, CO 180 1.92 4.59 (8) (8)
College Station-Bryan, TX 200 1.84 4.38 (4) $101,450
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 940 1.71 4.08 (4) $58,230
Trenton, NJ 340 1.52 3.63 (8) (8)
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 80 1.50 3.58 (8) (8)
Bloomington, IL 130 1.39 3.31 (4) $77,720




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)
Gainesville, FL 140 1.13 2.69 (4) $118,870
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 130 0.54 1.29 (4) $117,450
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $105,110
College Station-Bryan, TX 200 1.84 4.38 (4) $101,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 420 0.26 0.63 (4) $99,440
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 180 0.23 0.54 (4) $97,930
Salt Lake City, UT 580 0.86 2.04 (4) $95,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,290 0.50 1.19 (4) $91,780
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.89 2.13 (4) $91,320
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 400 0.29 0.69 (4) $89,820

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.27 3.03 (4) $70,860
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 0.94 2.24 (4) $63,230
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 220 0.77 1.84 (4) $74,260
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 1.69 4.04 (4) $70,980
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.82 1.96 (4) $57,600

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 210 1.69 4.04 (4) $70,980
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.65 3.94 (4) $75,180
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 1.41 3.36 (4) $55,390
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.27 3.03 (4) $70,860
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 180 1.15 2.75 (4) $31,670

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)
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 0.72 (4) $78,130
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 1.57 (4) $76,970
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.45 (4) $75,840
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.65 3.94 (4) $75,180
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.90 2.15 (4) $74,700


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.

(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