Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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.


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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)
99,020 2.4 % (4) $81,050 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,930 $49,610 $68,650 $96,910 $140,070
  (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 72,330 2.41 (4) $82,380
Junior Colleges 18,150 2.41 (4) $77,080
Other Schools and Instruction 7,780 1.88 (4) $79,990
Technical and Trade Schools 520 0.38 (4) $56,120
Performing Arts Companies 130 0.10 (4) $76,240

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 72,330 2.41 (4) $82,380
Junior Colleges 18,150 2.41 (4) $77,080
Other Schools and Instruction 7,780 1.88 (4) $79,990
Technical and Trade Schools 520 0.38 (4) $56,120
Performing Arts Companies 130 0.10 (4) $76,240

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 72,330 2.41 (4) $82,380
Other Schools and Instruction 7,780 1.88 (4) $79,990
Junior Colleges 18,150 2.41 (4) $77,080
Performing Arts Companies 130 0.10 (4) $76,240
Technical and Trade Schools 520 0.38 (4) $56,120


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 13,640 0.85 1.21 (4) $99,140
New York 11,860 1.30 1.85 (4) $112,450
Texas 6,730 0.57 0.81 (4) $64,410
Pennsylvania 6,120 1.07 1.51 (4) $72,950
Massachusetts 5,120 1.48 2.10 (4) $96,880




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)
Massachusetts 5,120 1.48 2.10 (4) $96,880
Rhode Island 670 1.40 1.99 (4) $82,010
New York 11,860 1.30 1.85 (4) $112,450
Vermont 370 1.21 1.71 (4) $60,980
Utah 1,490 1.08 1.54 (4) $68,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 11,860 1.30 1.85 (4) $112,450
California 13,640 0.85 1.21 (4) $99,140
Massachusetts 5,120 1.48 2.10 (4) $96,880
Maine 230 0.39 0.55 (4) $94,790
New Hampshire 650 1.01 1.43 (4) $90,010





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 7,770 1.18 1.67 (4) $109,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,510 1.07 1.52 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,830 2.13 3.01 (4) $96,370
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,440 2.29 3.25 (4) $92,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,310 2.59 3.67 (4) $74,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,760 1.27 1.80 (4) $95,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.68 0.97 (4) $64,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.66 0.94 (4) $76,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,500 0.51 0.73 (4) $71,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.40 0.57 (4) $85,760




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)
Provo-Orem, UT 750 3.43 4.87 (4) $80,650
Harrisonburg, VA 210 3.42 4.85 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 330 2.96 4.20 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,310 2.59 3.67 (4) $74,820
Ann Arbor, MI 480 2.30 3.25 (4) $90,190
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,440 2.29 3.25 (4) $92,410
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 290 2.21 3.13 (8) (8)
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 310 2.21 3.13 (4) $89,500
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 170 2.16 3.06 (4) $73,220
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,830 2.13 3.01 (4) $96,370