Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
28,770 1.8 % (4) $75,640 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,760 $47,950 $66,510 $91,940 $129,480
  (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 20,610 0.68 (4) $73,490
Junior Colleges 8,000 1.09 (4) $81,590
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $54,800
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $80,420

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 8,000 1.09 (4) $81,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,610 0.68 (4) $73,490
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $80,420
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $54,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 8,000 1.09 (4) $81,590
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $80,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,610 0.68 (4) $73,490
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $54,800
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $43,510


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 2,980 0.32 1.60 (4) $89,160
California 2,370 0.14 0.70 (8) (8)
Texas 2,350 0.20 0.98 (4) $61,290
Illinois 1,550 0.26 1.29 (4) $85,310
Pennsylvania 1,400 0.24 1.20 (4) $74,350




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 2,980 0.32 1.60 (4) $89,160
Iowa 470 0.31 1.52 (4) $86,130
District of Columbia 220 0.31 1.55 (4) $95,860
West Virginia 210 0.30 1.50 (4) $61,650
Indiana 870 0.29 1.43 (8) (8)




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 220 0.31 1.55 (4) $95,860
New Jersey 1,120 0.28 1.38 (4) $90,340
New York 2,980 0.32 1.60 (4) $89,160
Iowa 470 0.31 1.52 (4) $86,130
New Hampshire 80 0.12 0.61 (4) $85,380



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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 2,200 0.33 1.63 (4) $100,040
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 810 0.22 1.09 (4) $79,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.16 0.81 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 690 0.27 1.36 (4) $76,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 460 0.18 0.91 (8) (8)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.37 1.81 (4) $84,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 420 0.14 0.70 (4) $62,890
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 410 0.40 1.98 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.44 2.16 (4) $82,060
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.24 1.19 (8) (8)


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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)
Harrisonburg, VA 150 2.30 11.42 (8) (8)
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 50 1.02 5.04 (8) (8)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 80 0.96 4.75 (4) $85,080
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 70 0.88 4.38 (4) $72,720
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.72 3.58 (4) $75,260
Bellingham, WA 60 0.66 3.25 (4) $60,570
Dayton, OH 240 0.63 3.14 (4) $82,110
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 220 0.55 2.72 (8) (8)
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 0.55 2.71 (4) $37,330
Amarillo, TX 60 0.55 2.71 (4) $51,230


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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 80 0.09 0.43 (4) $103,310
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 70 0.30 1.49 (4) $102,200
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.33 1.63 (4) $100,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.10 0.52 (4) $99,990
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.20 1.01 (4) $99,700
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.25 1.24 (4) $90,430
New Haven, CT 50 0.18 0.88 (4) $87,280
Madison, WI 60 0.15 0.76 (4) $86,230
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 80 0.96 4.75 (4) $85,080
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.37 1.81 (4) $84,590

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.19 (4) $46,170
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 2.28 (4) $52,910
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 3.15 (8) (8)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 3.83 (4) $58,120
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 90 0.58 2.87 (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 100 0.77 3.83 (4) $58,120
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 3.15 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 90 0.58 2.87 (8) (8)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 2.67 (4) $59,160
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.51 (4) $50,830

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 40 0.44 2.16 (4) $90,220
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.75 (4) $81,940
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $79,310
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.33 (4) $78,600
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $73,960


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