Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in social work. 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)
12,430 3.7 % (4) $74,560 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,790 $47,850 $64,370 $90,460 $131,190
  (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 11,010 0.36 (4) $73,750
Junior Colleges 1,420 0.19 (4) $80,860

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 11,010 0.36 (4) $73,750
Junior Colleges 1,420 0.19 (4) $80,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 1,420 0.19 (4) $80,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,010 0.36 (4) $73,750


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 2,420 0.26 3.01 (4) $90,690
Pennsylvania 780 0.14 1.55 (4) $64,040
Illinois 770 0.13 1.49 (4) $54,580
Ohio 640 0.12 1.37 (4) $80,140
North Carolina 560 0.13 1.48 (4) $67,430




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)
New York 2,420 0.26 3.01 (4) $90,690
Maine 130 0.22 2.57 (4) $54,900
Minnesota 490 0.17 1.96 (4) $66,060
Oregon 270 0.15 1.68 (4) $73,980
Colorado 380 0.15 1.69 (4) $62,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 260 0.02 0.18 (4) $100,510
New York 2,420 0.26 3.01 (4) $90,690
Maryland 150 0.06 0.65 (4) $83,330
Washington 180 0.06 0.65 (4) $82,650
Ohio 640 0.12 1.37 (4) $80,140



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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 1,690 0.25 2.89 (4) $95,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 1.24 (4) $58,840
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 280 0.20 2.25 (4) $64,170
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 1.63 (4) $85,710
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 2.54 (4) $66,760
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.20 2.30 (4) $75,160
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 210 0.20 2.31 (4) $65,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.21 2.42 (4) $66,260
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.59 6.75 (4) $79,950
Ann Arbor, MI 170 0.80 9.17 (4) $69,600


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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)
Ann Arbor, MI 170 0.80 9.17 (4) $69,600
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.59 6.75 (4) $79,950
Rochester, NY 150 0.30 3.42 (4) $57,990
Toledo, OH 80 0.27 3.12 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.25 2.89 (4) $95,690
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 120 0.23 2.61 (4) $57,140
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 2.54 (4) $66,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.21 2.42 (4) $66,260
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.20 2.30 (4) $75,160
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 280 0.20 2.25 (4) $64,170


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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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.62 (4) $157,050
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $100,470
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.25 2.89 (4) $95,690
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.56 (4) $90,220
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.03 0.31 (4) $87,660
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 1.63 (4) $85,710
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 140 0.10 1.19 (4) $83,700
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 0.91 (4) $81,410
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.59 6.75 (4) $79,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.25 (4) $78,450

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 6.95 (4) $54,220
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.12 (4) $90,440

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 80 0.61 6.95 (4) $54,220
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.12 (4) $90,440

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.12 (4) $90,440
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 6.95 (4) $54,220


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.

(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