Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). 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)
25,590 2.2 % (4) $79,160 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,910 $50,890 $67,640 $96,850 $137,860
  (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 18,800 0.62 (4) $75,950
Junior Colleges 5,120 0.71 (4) $98,000
Other Schools and Instruction 1,430 0.32 (4) $56,970

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 5,120 0.71 (4) $98,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,800 0.62 (4) $75,950
Other Schools and Instruction 1,430 0.32 (4) $56,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 5,120 0.71 (4) $98,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,800 0.62 (4) $75,950
Other Schools and Instruction 1,430 0.32 (4) $56,970


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 3,130 0.33 1.89 (4) $87,670
California 2,700 0.16 0.90 (4) $114,690
Texas 1,620 0.13 0.76 (4) $71,920
Pennsylvania 1,590 0.27 1.54 (4) $78,240
Massachusetts 1,580 0.44 2.49 (4) $84,890




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)
District of Columbia 750 1.05 5.92 (4) $72,050
Massachusetts 1,580 0.44 2.49 (4) $84,890
New York 3,130 0.33 1.89 (4) $87,670
Rhode Island 150 0.31 1.77 (4) $85,670
Pennsylvania 1,590 0.27 1.54 (4) $78,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,700 0.16 0.90 (4) $114,690
New Jersey 630 0.16 0.88 (4) $92,110
New York 3,130 0.33 1.89 (4) $87,670
Florida 530 0.06 0.35 (4) $86,580
Utah 320 0.22 1.24 (4) $85,810





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 2,500 0.26 1.49 (4) $91,770
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,190 0.43 2.44 (4) $85,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,080 0.34 1.94 (4) $71,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 990 0.16 0.91 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 680 0.15 0.83 (4) $70,510
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 680 0.24 1.34 (4) $89,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.23 1.30 (4) $68,010
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 450 0.13 0.71 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 390 0.27 1.50 (4) $133,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 350 0.12 0.66 (4) $69,700




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 90 1.35 7.62 (8) (8)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 320 0.87 4.92 (4) $83,110
Springfield, MA-CT 230 0.69 3.89 (4) $86,080
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 190 0.60 3.40 (4) $73,250
Binghamton, NY 60 0.60 3.41 (4) $84,300
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 230 0.52 2.93 (4) $75,330
Utica-Rome, NY 60 0.47 2.63 (4) $80,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,190 0.43 2.44 (4) $85,580
Bellingham, WA 40 0.42 2.37 (4) $69,080
Colorado Springs, CO 110 0.38 2.13 (4) $61,100




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 Diego-Carlsbad, CA 390 0.27 1.50 (4) $133,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.16 0.91 (4) $107,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.12 0.68 (4) $99,880
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.19 1.05 (4) $92,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,500 0.26 1.49 (4) $91,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 680 0.24 1.34 (4) $89,560
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,740
Springfield, MA-CT 230 0.69 3.89 (4) $86,080
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,190 0.43 2.44 (4) $85,580
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.27 1.53 (4) $84,700

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 1.90 (4) $56,840
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 2.64 (4) $61,730
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 1.22 (4) $72,080
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 1.94 (4) $61,050
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 5.16 (4) $92,700

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)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 5.16 (4) $92,700
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 2.64 (4) $61,730
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 1.94 (4) $61,050
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.90 (4) $65,670
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 1.90 (4) $56,840

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)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 5.16 (4) $92,700
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $81,620
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $81,620
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.71 (4) $76,770
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.46 (4) $76,140


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

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019