Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
11,860 3.7 % (4) $74,280 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,590 $47,740 $64,030 $89,500 $130,520
  (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 10,220 0.34 (4) $73,780
Junior Colleges 1,630 0.22 (4) $77,360

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 10,220 0.34 (4) $73,780
Junior Colleges 1,630 0.22 (4) $77,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 1,630 0.22 (4) $77,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,220 0.34 (4) $73,780


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 2,010 0.22 2.61 (4) $93,230
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.43 (4) $63,730
New Jersey 680 0.17 2.04 (4) $80,020
Texas 660 0.06 0.66 (4) $61,140
Ohio 550 0.10 1.22 (4) $80,440




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)
Connecticut 380 0.23 2.68 (4) $78,120
New York 2,010 0.22 2.61 (4) $93,230
Maine 120 0.20 2.41 (4) $61,710
Delaware 80 0.18 2.07 (4) $74,830
South Dakota 70 0.17 2.02 (4) $68,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 290 0.02 0.22 (4) $96,290
New York 2,010 0.22 2.61 (4) $93,230
Florida 330 0.04 0.47 (4) $90,530
Oregon (8) (8) (8) (4) $85,570
Ohio 550 0.10 1.22 (4) $80,440





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 1,630 0.25 2.93 (4) $95,380
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 340 0.19 2.26 (4) $73,700
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 270 0.46 5.44 (4) $79,650
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 250 0.17 2.06 (4) $57,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.73 (4) $60,610
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 1.92 (4) $70,040
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 170 0.16 1.95 (4) $66,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.17 1.99 (4) $66,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 1.09 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 130 0.44 5.25 (4) $82,560




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 100 0.48 5.67 (4) $113,130
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 270 0.46 5.44 (4) $79,650
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 130 0.44 5.25 (4) $82,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.25 2.93 (4) $95,380
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 340 0.19 2.26 (4) $73,700
Richmond, VA 120 0.19 2.25 (8) (8)
Rochester, NY 90 0.18 2.10 (4) $44,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.17 1.99 (4) $66,530
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 250 0.17 2.06 (4) $57,530
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.16 1.94 (4) $76,460




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.48 5.67 (4) $113,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.03 0.38 (4) $109,380
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.97 (4) $103,920
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $98,310
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.25 2.93 (4) $95,380
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) (4) $90,500
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 30 0.05 0.57 (4) $84,060
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 0.92 (4) $83,510
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 130 0.44 5.25 (4) $82,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $81,040

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 4.65 (8) (8)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 5.31 (4) $65,290
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.22 (4) $76,870

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 60 0.45 5.31 (4) $65,290
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 4.65 (8) (8)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.22 (4) $76,870

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 50 0.36 4.22 (4) $76,870
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 5.31 (4) $65,290


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