Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
110,400 1.7 % $28.14 $58,520 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.64 $19.66 $25.54 $33.82 $45.24
Annual Wage (2) $32,520 $40,880 $53,120 $70,340 $94,100


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)
Technical and Trade Schools 43,250 32.10 $26.78 $55,710
Junior Colleges 42,390 5.88 $29.54 $61,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,760 0.29 $29.80 $61,980
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,100 0.19 $26.13 $54,360
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 3,540 5.03 $27.89 $58,020

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 43,250 32.10 $26.78 $55,710
Junior Colleges 42,390 5.88 $29.54 $61,450
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 3,540 5.03 $27.89 $58,020
Educational Support Services 1,570 0.85 $27.28 $56,750
Other Schools and Instruction 2,170 0.48 $26.16 $54,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 490 0.11 $46.65 $97,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 80 0.01 $36.41 $75,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $32.36 $67,300
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.03 $30.35 $63,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $30.02 $62,430


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 10,600 0.88 1.15 $27.58 $57,360
California 9,420 0.55 0.73 $34.27 $71,280
North Carolina 7,380 1.68 2.21 $25.96 $54,000
Florida 6,040 0.70 0.92 $27.76 $57,730
Pennsylvania 4,950 0.85 1.11 $27.62 $57,460




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 2,870 1.97 2.58 $25.26 $52,530
Oklahoma 2,750 1.72 2.26 $26.35 $54,810
North Carolina 7,380 1.68 2.21 $25.96 $54,000
Rhode Island 730 1.52 1.99 $24.12 $50,160
Washington 4,450 1.37 1.79 $30.81 $64,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 1,780 0.62 0.82 $37.27 $77,510
Alaska 250 0.80 1.06 $36.45 $75,810
California 9,420 0.55 0.73 $34.27 $71,280
Iowa 1,510 0.98 1.28 $33.22 $69,100
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $33.12 $68,900





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 3,710 0.39 0.51 $32.12 $66,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,650 0.79 1.03 $27.17 $56,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,380 0.95 1.24 $27.69 $57,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,170 0.52 0.68 $35.14 $73,090
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,570 1.30 1.70 $32.34 $67,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,260 1.10 1.44 $26.91 $55,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,070 0.73 0.95 $27.52 $57,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,000 0.67 0.88 $32.40 $67,390
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,850 0.72 0.94 $31.20 $64,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,770 0.66 0.86 $26.64 $55,410