Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. 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
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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)
71,270 1.6 % (4) $76,140 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,790 $47,000 $63,730 $90,930 $130,890
  (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 41,790 1.39 (4) $72,370
Junior Colleges 28,140 3.74 (4) $82,630
Other Schools and Instruction 910 0.22 (4) $57,740
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.23 (4) $55,890
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.05 (4) $47,050

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 28,140 3.74 (4) $82,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,790 1.39 (4) $72,370
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.23 (4) $55,890
Other Schools and Instruction 910 0.22 (4) $57,740
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.05 (4) $47,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 28,140 3.74 (4) $82,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,790 1.39 (4) $72,370
Other Schools and Instruction 910 0.22 (4) $57,740
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.23 (4) $55,890
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.05 (4) $47,050


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 7,870 0.87 1.71 (4) $92,810
California 7,020 0.44 0.87 (4) $110,490
Texas 5,660 0.48 0.95 (4) $73,000
Pennsylvania 4,350 0.76 1.49 (4) $68,780
New Jersey 3,210 0.81 1.60 (4) $79,920




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)
Vermont 580 1.91 3.77 (4) $59,790
Massachusetts 3,060 0.89 1.74 (4) $76,390
New York 7,870 0.87 1.71 (4) $92,810
New Jersey 3,210 0.81 1.60 (4) $79,920
Pennsylvania 4,350 0.76 1.49 (4) $68,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,020 0.44 0.87 (4) $110,490
New York 7,870 0.87 1.71 (4) $92,810
Illinois 2,440 0.41 0.82 (4) $87,480
New Hampshire 410 0.63 1.25 (4) $81,210
Maine 400 0.67 1.33 (4) $80,410





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 5,690 0.86 1.70 (4) $97,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.48 0.95 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,850 1.03 2.02 (4) $80,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.41 0.80 (4) $73,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.54 1.06 (4) $67,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 0.83 (4) $88,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,240 1.39 2.74 (4) $70,720
Pittsburgh, PA 1,020 0.90 1.78 (4) $59,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 980 0.40 0.80 (4) $78,550
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 800 0.62 1.22 (4) $74,920




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)
Ithaca, NY 230 4.60 9.05 (4) $87,840
Valdosta, GA 110 2.15 4.24 (4) $58,580
Tuscaloosa, AL 180 1.81 3.56 (4) $57,380
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 210 1.69 3.34 (4) $57,220
Bellingham, WA 140 1.66 3.27 (4) $58,880
Cumberland, MD-WV 60 1.58 3.12 (4) $93,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,240 1.39 2.74 (4) $70,720
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 250 1.38 2.72 (4) $99,000
Trenton, NJ 300 1.34 2.64 (4) $77,730
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 310 1.25 2.46 (4) $68,220