Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
16,010 4.2 % (4) $134,530 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $44,880 $66,840 $111,210 $180,320 (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 15,190 0.50 (4) $137,120
Junior Colleges 770 0.10 (4) $86,980

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 15,190 0.50 (4) $137,120
Junior Colleges 770 0.10 (4) $86,980

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 15,190 0.50 (4) $137,120
Junior Colleges 770 0.10 (4) $86,980


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 2,820 0.31 2.72 (4) $150,090
California 1,540 0.10 0.85 (4) $131,560
Massachusetts 1,090 0.31 2.76 (4) $141,050
District of Columbia 1,050 1.50 13.17 (4) $121,270
Texas 950 0.08 0.71 (4) $113,540




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 1,050 1.50 13.17 (4) $121,270
New York 2,820 0.31 2.72 (4) $150,090
Massachusetts 1,090 0.31 2.76 (4) $141,050
Virginia 590 0.16 1.38 (4) $138,430
Illinois 830 0.14 1.23 (4) $156,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) (4) $188,740
Michigan 270 0.06 0.56 (4) $176,320
Iowa 50 0.03 0.28 (4) $168,840
Illinois 830 0.14 1.23 (4) $156,800
Utah 150 0.11 0.98 (4) $150,400





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 1,760 0.27 2.34 (4) $137,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.46 4.07 (4) $122,130
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 840 0.46 4.07 (4) $148,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 1.50 (4) $160,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 0.80 (4) $152,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.11 1.01 (4) $74,170
Columbus, OH 300 0.29 2.53 (4) $120,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.33 2.88 (4) $114,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.20 1.74 (4) $121,160
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.77 6.72 (4) $176,860




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 220 0.77 6.72 (4) $176,860
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 840 0.46 4.07 (4) $148,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.46 4.07 (4) $122,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.33 2.88 (4) $114,660
Columbus, OH 300 0.29 2.53 (4) $120,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.27 2.34 (4) $137,760
Madison, WI 100 0.26 2.26 (4) $114,650
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 140 0.25 2.23 (4) $97,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.20 1.74 (4) $121,160
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 130 0.18 1.56 (8) (8)




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.77 6.72 (4) $176,860
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 1.50 (4) $160,680
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 200 0.17 1.53 (4) $157,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 0.80 (4) $152,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 840 0.46 4.07 (4) $148,980
Salt Lake City, UT 80 0.12 1.08 (4) $148,510
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.08 0.68 (4) $145,570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.05 0.44 (4) $142,390
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.27 2.34 (4) $137,760
Dayton, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $125,000


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.

(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 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