Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1192 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. 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)
2,970 4.7 % (4) $72,790 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,770 $50,660 $69,190 $90,540 $115,910
  (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 2,060 0.07 (4) $71,790
Junior Colleges 870 0.12 (4) $75,900
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.03 (4) $55,660

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 870 0.12 (4) $75,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,060 0.07 (4) $71,790
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.03 (4) $55,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 870 0.12 (4) $75,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,060 0.07 (4) $71,790
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.03 (4) $55,660


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)
Texas 400 0.03 1.63 (4) $65,400
California 390 0.02 1.16 (4) $88,490
Washington 230 0.08 3.58 (4) $59,760
Indiana 180 0.06 2.84 (4) $68,660
North Carolina 140 0.03 1.55 (4) $65,300




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)
Washington 230 0.08 3.58 (4) $59,760
Oklahoma 130 0.08 3.82 (4) $58,460
Alabama 130 0.07 3.26 (4) $90,980
Mississippi 60 0.06 2.74 (4) $63,880
Indiana 180 0.06 2.84 (4) $68,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 130 0.07 3.26 (4) $90,980
Florida 90 0.01 0.51 (4) $88,990
California 390 0.02 1.16 (4) $88,490
Georgia 90 0.02 1.00 (4) $85,920
Wisconsin 80 0.03 1.28 (4) $80,120





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.03 1.54 (4) $52,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 2.41 (8) (8)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 3.40 (4) $111,210
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 4.48 (4) $45,030
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.50 (4) $66,320




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)
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 4.48 (4) $45,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 3.40 (4) $111,210
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 2.41 (8) (8)
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.50 (4) $66,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.03 1.54 (4) $52,880




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 70 0.07 3.40 (4) $111,210
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.50 (4) $66,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.03 1.54 (4) $52,880
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 4.48 (4) $45,030

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 40 0.17 8.06 (4) $67,710

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 8.06 (4) $67,710

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 Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 8.06 (4) $67,710


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017