Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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)
95,110 2.1 % (4) $78,720 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,120 $49,660 $66,930 $94,510 $134,000
  (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 69,360 2.30 (4) $78,610
Junior Colleges 17,910 2.43 (4) $78,270
Other Schools and Instruction 6,920 1.62 (4) $83,410
Technical and Trade Schools 560 0.42 (4) $55,160
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.12 (4) $72,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 17,910 2.43 (4) $78,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 69,360 2.30 (4) $78,610
Other Schools and Instruction 6,920 1.62 (4) $83,410
Technical and Trade Schools 560 0.42 (4) $55,160
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.12 (4) $72,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 6,920 1.62 (4) $83,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 69,360 2.30 (4) $78,610
Junior Colleges 17,910 2.43 (4) $78,270
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.12 (4) $72,970
Technical and Trade Schools 560 0.42 (4) $55,160


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)
California 11,010 0.66 0.99 (4) $101,680
New York 10,940 1.19 1.78 (4) $95,090
Texas 6,150 0.52 0.78 (4) $66,360
Pennsylvania 5,540 0.96 1.44 (4) $76,720
Massachusetts 5,190 1.47 2.20 (4) $97,510




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)
Rhode Island 700 1.47 2.20 (4) $82,940
Massachusetts 5,190 1.47 2.20 (4) $97,510
Vermont 420 1.39 2.08 (4) $72,770
New York 10,940 1.19 1.78 (4) $95,090
Utah 1,630 1.15 1.73 (4) $68,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,010 0.66 0.99 (4) $101,680
District of Columbia 470 0.67 1.00 (4) $99,440
Massachusetts 5,190 1.47 2.20 (4) $97,510
New York 10,940 1.19 1.78 (4) $95,090
New Hampshire 620 0.95 1.43 (4) $91,140



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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 7,150 1.07 1.60 (4) $102,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,300 0.97 1.45 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,440 1.87 2.81 (4) $99,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,810 2.00 3.00 (4) $81,790
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.47 0.71 (4) $82,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.57 0.86 (4) $76,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.55 0.82 (4) $66,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 0.64 (4) $74,300
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.73 1.09 (4) $93,420
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.97 1.46 (4) $98,980


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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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 540 4.03 6.04 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 780 3.42 5.12 (4) $84,620
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 270 3.38 5.07 (4) $70,140
Harrisonburg, VA 200 3.12 4.68 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 300 2.67 4.01 (8) (8)
Greeley, CO 200 2.11 3.16 (4) $62,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,810 2.00 3.00 (4) $81,790
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 270 1.95 2.92 (4) $105,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,440 1.87 2.81 (4) $99,930
Boulder, CO 320 1.80 2.70 (4) $65,440


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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 270 0.28 0.42 (4) $106,340
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 270 1.95 2.92 (4) $105,140
Rochester, NY 770 1.51 2.26 (4) $104,400
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 70 0.37 0.55 (4) $102,840
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,150 1.07 1.60 (4) $102,190
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,440 1.87 2.81 (4) $99,930
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $99,570
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.97 1.46 (4) $98,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 0.33 0.50 (4) $97,670
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.73 1.09 (4) $93,420

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 400 1.43 2.14 (4) $66,190
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 340 1.93 2.89 (4) $73,310
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 2.47 3.70 (4) $55,110
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.52 2.27 (4) $55,750
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.82 1.23 (4) $70,060

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 310 2.47 3.70 (4) $55,110
Southeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.07 3.10 (8) (8)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 340 1.93 2.89 (4) $73,310
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.89 2.83 (4) $86,060
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.52 2.27 (4) $55,750

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 0.94 1.41 (4) $91,610
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.89 2.83 (4) $86,060
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.11 1.67 (4) $81,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 1.06 (4) $81,390
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) (4) $77,290


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