Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial, and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.


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)
Wage RSE (3)
116,430 1.8 % $26.80 $55,730 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.77 $18.28 $24.36 $32.15 $43.42
Annual Wage (2) $28,640 $38,020 $50,660 $66,870 $90,320


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)
Junior Colleges 46,300 6.16 $28.22 $58,700
Technical and Trade Schools 44,580 32.20 $25.45 $52,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,660 0.35 $25.60 $53,240
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 4,860 6.81 $28.59 $59,470
State Government (OES Designation) 3,040 0.14 $28.24 $58,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 44,580 32.20 $25.45 $52,950
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 4,860 6.81 $28.59 $59,470
Junior Colleges 46,300 6.16 $28.22 $58,700
Educational Support Services 890 0.51 $29.67 $61,710
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,490 0.45 $19.59 $40,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $44.84 $93,260
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $37.27 $77,520
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 380 0.03 $36.62 $76,170
Software Publishers 60 0.02 $35.70 $74,250
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 180 0.04 $35.31 $73,440


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 11,920 1.02 1.22 $27.01 $56,180
California 11,610 0.73 0.88 $31.15 $64,780
North Carolina 6,430 1.52 1.83 $25.36 $52,750
Florida 6,010 0.73 0.88 $28.82 $59,950
Pennsylvania 5,010 0.87 1.05 $25.22 $52,450




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)
Utah 2,820 2.05 2.48 $25.43 $52,900
Oklahoma 2,500 1.58 1.90 $27.02 $56,210
Idaho 1,040 1.57 1.89 $19.99 $41,590
Washington 4,670 1.52 1.84 $28.44 $59,150
North Carolina 6,430 1.52 1.83 $25.36 $52,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 250 0.76 0.92 $33.86 $70,430
Hawaii 830 1.32 1.59 $32.54 $67,690
Iowa 1,280 0.83 1.01 $32.39 $67,360
New York 4,390 0.48 0.58 $31.80 $66,150
Wisconsin 1,930 0.69 0.83 $31.50 $65,520





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 3,530 1.20 1.45 $30.85 $64,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,980 0.45 0.54 $32.43 $67,450
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,910 0.80 0.96 $26.50 $55,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,710 0.64 0.77 $31.31 $65,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.99 1.20 $25.54 $53,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,330 1.47 1.77 $29.74 $61,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,300 1.19 1.43 $23.77 $49,450
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,860 1.65 1.99 $33.21 $69,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,820 0.71 0.86 $22.94 $47,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,710 0.89 1.08 $29.65 $61,680