Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
16,900 4.4 % (4) $129,840 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,850 $58,920 $104,910 $178,290 (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 16,050 0.53 (4) $132,390
Junior Colleges 790 0.11 (4) $81,920

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 16,050 0.53 (4) $132,390
Junior Colleges 790 0.11 (4) $81,920

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 16,050 0.53 (4) $132,390
Junior Colleges 790 0.11 (4) $81,920


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 3,300 0.36 3.02 (4) $141,810
District of Columbia 1,430 2.02 17.07 (4) $121,470
California 1,370 0.08 0.69 (4) $130,150
Texas 1,060 0.09 0.75 (4) $112,580
Illinois 960 0.16 1.37 (4) $156,000




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 1,430 2.02 17.07 (4) $121,470
New York 3,300 0.36 3.02 (4) $141,810
Massachusetts 770 0.22 1.85 (4) $144,250
Ohio 890 0.17 1.40 (4) $124,720
North Carolina 740 0.17 1.45 (4) $140,650




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 0.20 (4) $171,880
Iowa 60 0.04 0.32 (4) $161,930
Illinois 960 0.16 1.37 (4) $156,000
Utah 150 0.11 0.92 (4) $151,910
Alabama 100 0.05 0.42 (4) $145,860



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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 1,850 0.28 2.33 (4) $133,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.59 5.01 (4) $121,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 1.43 (4) $160,520
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 580 0.32 2.66 (4) $154,940
Columbus, OH 460 0.44 3.70 (4) $121,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 360 0.12 1.02 (4) $75,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 0.64 (4) $146,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.34 2.84 (4) $94,290
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 300 1.01 8.53 (4) $182,320
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 250 0.21 1.77 (4) $77,170


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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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 300 1.01 8.53 (4) $182,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.59 5.01 (4) $121,910
Ann Arbor, MI 110 0.51 4.30 (4) $149,570
New Haven, CT 130 0.47 3.95 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 460 0.44 3.70 (4) $121,810
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 210 0.36 3.03 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.34 2.84 (4) $94,290
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 580 0.32 2.66 (4) $154,940
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.29 2.45 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.28 2.33 (4) $133,090


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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)
Ithaca, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $230,150
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 300 1.01 8.53 (4) $182,320
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 1.43 (4) $160,520
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 120 0.11 0.94 (4) $158,470
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $156,020
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 580 0.32 2.66 (4) $154,940
Ann Arbor, MI 110 0.51 4.30 (4) $149,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 0.64 (4) $146,760
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.11 0.97 (4) $144,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 140 0.10 0.86 (4) $142,370


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.

(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 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