Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. 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)
29,100 1.8 % (4) $78,090 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,870 $49,570 $68,910 $95,250 $133,570
  (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 21,400 0.70 (4) $74,790
Junior Colleges 7,530 1.04 (4) $88,060
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $50,900

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 7,530 1.04 (4) $88,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,400 0.70 (4) $74,790
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $50,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,530 1.04 (4) $88,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,400 0.70 (4) $74,790
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $50,900
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $44,280


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 3,080 0.33 1.63 (4) $90,470
Texas 2,460 0.20 1.01 (4) $68,900
California 2,060 0.12 0.60 (8) (8)
Illinois 1,810 0.30 1.50 (4) $78,810
Ohio 1,410 0.26 1.29 (4) $74,860




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)
West Virginia 330 0.47 2.33 (4) $51,150
District of Columbia 290 0.41 2.05 (4) $92,970
Indiana 1,070 0.35 1.74 (8) (8)
New York 3,080 0.33 1.63 (4) $90,470
Iowa 480 0.31 1.56 (4) $88,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 290 0.41 2.05 (4) $92,970
New Jersey 940 0.23 1.15 (4) $92,200
New York 3,080 0.33 1.63 (4) $90,470
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.56 (4) $88,600
Iowa 480 0.31 1.56 (4) $88,340





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,740 0.29 1.43 (4) $95,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,540 0.33 1.65 (4) $77,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 950 0.15 0.77 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 930 0.30 1.47 (4) $77,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 700 0.25 1.23 (4) $95,670
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 590 0.17 0.82 (4) $67,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 0.86 (4) $67,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 430 0.34 1.68 (4) $79,640
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 420 0.40 1.98 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 370 0.13 0.66 (4) $80,870




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 160 2.53 12.61 (8) (8)
Syracuse, NY 350 1.14 5.65 (8) (8)
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 60 1.10 5.47 (8) (8)
Bangor, ME 50 0.72 3.60 (4) $58,420
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 50 0.61 3.02 (4) $84,350
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 0.56 2.81 (4) $74,900
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 0.55 2.76 (4) $38,790
Fort Collins, CO 90 0.55 2.76 (4) $66,390
Akron, OH 180 0.54 2.70 (8) (8)
Bellingham, WA 50 0.53 2.64 (4) $61,240




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 230 0.10 0.48 (4) $124,020
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 0.41 (4) $114,140
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 0.14 0.69 (4) $110,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.07 0.37 (4) $107,950
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 70 0.30 1.48 (4) $103,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 80 0.21 1.03 (4) $102,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,740 0.29 1.43 (4) $95,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 700 0.25 1.23 (4) $95,670
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) (4) $93,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 120 0.09 0.46 (4) $92,180

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 110 0.87 4.34 (4) $59,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 2.30 (4) $54,330
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 3.21 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 1.68 (4) $59,040
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 80 0.53 2.63 (8) (8)

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 110 0.87 4.34 (4) $59,550
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 3.83 (4) $82,740
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 3.21 (8) (8)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 2.68 (4) $104,720
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 80 0.53 2.63 (8) (8)

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 2.68 (4) $104,720
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $93,600
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 3.83 (4) $82,740
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.98 (4) $81,320
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.02 (4) $79,240


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019