Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in law. 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)
16,990 4.5 % (4) $130,710 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,000 $59,250 $111,140 $179,140 (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 16,140 0.53 (4) $132,790
Junior Colleges 810 0.11 (4) $90,720

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 16,140 0.53 (4) $132,790
Junior Colleges 810 0.11 (4) $90,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,140 0.53 (4) $132,790
Junior Colleges 810 0.11 (4) $90,720


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 3,440 0.37 3.12 (4) $137,990
California 1,770 0.10 0.88 (4) $136,920
District of Columbia 1,580 2.22 18.88 (4) $125,900
Texas 1,270 0.10 0.89 (4) $110,360
Illinois 950 0.16 1.35 (4) $152,110




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 1,580 2.22 18.88 (4) $125,900
New York 3,440 0.37 3.12 (4) $137,990
Oregon 330 0.17 1.48 (4) $81,230
Massachusetts 610 0.17 1.46 (4) $137,150
Connecticut 290 0.17 1.48 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 100 0.02 0.19 (4) $172,320
Iowa 60 0.04 0.32 (4) $166,520
Utah 110 0.07 0.64 (4) $160,920
Minnesota 100 0.04 0.31 (4) $159,460
Alabama 90 0.05 0.41 (4) $152,430





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 2,810 0.30 2.52 (4) $138,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,620 0.52 4.40 (4) $125,530
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 590 0.13 1.09 (4) $149,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 0.16 1.38 (4) $108,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 430 0.15 1.32 (4) $145,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 350 0.12 1.01 (4) $80,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 330 0.23 1.93 (4) $149,040
Columbus, OH 260 0.25 2.13 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 200 0.06 0.48 (4) $106,820
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.22 1.87 (4) $119,740




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,620 0.52 4.40 (4) $125,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,810 0.30 2.52 (4) $138,720
Columbus, OH 260 0.25 2.13 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 330 0.23 1.93 (4) $149,040
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.22 1.87 (4) $119,740
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 110 0.20 1.69 (4) $100,020
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 160 0.16 1.35 (4) $145,760
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 0.16 1.38 (4) $108,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 430 0.15 1.32 (4) $145,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 590 0.13 1.09 (4) $149,000




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.04 0.37 (4) $161,380
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $160,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) (4) $155,750
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $149,540
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 330 0.23 1.93 (4) $149,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 590 0.13 1.09 (4) $149,000
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 160 0.16 1.35 (4) $145,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 430 0.15 1.32 (4) $145,370
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.11 0.95 (4) $143,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,810 0.30 2.52 (4) $138,720


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.

(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 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