Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
114,020 1.7 % $27.23 $56,630 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.32 $18.78 $24.81 $32.80 $43.76
Annual Wage (2) $29,780 $39,060 $51,600 $68,220 $91,020


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 45,240 6.15 $28.74 $59,780
Technical and Trade Schools 42,770 31.97 $25.87 $53,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,990 0.33 $27.56 $57,320
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 3,960 5.62 $27.84 $57,900
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,930 0.18 $25.09 $52,190

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 42,770 31.97 $25.87 $53,810
Junior Colleges 45,240 6.15 $28.74 $59,780
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 3,960 5.62 $27.84 $57,900
Educational Support Services 1,090 0.61 $25.54 $53,110
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,690 0.51 $22.38 $46,540

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 540 0.12 $40.93 $85,130
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $39.86 $82,900
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $39.85 $82,890
Software Publishers (8) (8) $33.55 $69,780
Support Activities for Air Transportation 40 0.02 $30.89 $64,260


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 12,010 1.01 1.26 $28.17 $58,590
California 10,500 0.63 0.79 $31.41 $65,330
North Carolina 7,150 1.66 2.08 $25.77 $53,610
Florida 6,540 0.78 0.97 $26.91 $55,970
Pennsylvania 4,980 0.86 1.08 $24.81 $51,600




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 2,830 2.01 2.51 $24.70 $51,380
Oklahoma 2,640 1.68 2.10 $27.67 $57,550
North Carolina 7,150 1.66 2.08 $25.77 $53,610
Washington 4,750 1.49 1.86 $29.38 $61,110
West Virginia 940 1.37 1.71 $22.28 $46,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 230 0.74 0.92 $33.51 $69,700
Hawaii 860 1.36 1.71 $32.94 $68,520
Wisconsin 1,800 0.64 0.79 $32.77 $68,160
Iowa 1,500 0.98 1.22 $32.59 $67,790
California 10,500 0.63 0.79 $31.41 $65,330



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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 3,400 1.16 1.45 $31.97 $66,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,740 0.75 0.93 $25.97 $54,010
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,660 0.40 0.50 $32.36 $67,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,500 1.26 1.58 $24.43 $50,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,480 0.99 1.24 $30.37 $63,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,380 1.44 1.80 $31.02 $64,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.48 0.60 $33.09 $68,820
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.59 1.98 $32.23 $67,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,590 0.61 0.76 $24.82 $51,620
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,520 0.82 1.03 $30.31 $63,040


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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)
Logan, UT-ID 360 6.53 8.16 $25.56 $53,170
Carbondale-Marion, IL 220 4.27 5.33 (8) (8)
Walla Walla, WA 100 4.14 5.17 $28.22 $58,690
Provo-Orem, UT 820 3.59 4.49 $22.93 $47,690
Fayetteville, NC 440 3.44 4.30 $24.81 $51,600
Lawton, OK 150 3.42 4.27 $27.02 $56,210
Waco, TX 390 3.36 4.20 $24.97 $51,930
Montgomery, AL 500 3.06 3.83 $18.75 $39,010
Asheville, NC 550 2.89 3.61 $24.61 $51,200
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 720 2.87 3.59 $25.68 $53,410


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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)
Dayton, OH 610 1.64 2.05 $54.50 $113,370
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 410 1.12 1.40 $42.66 $88,730
Williamsport, PA (8) (8) (8) $39.94 $83,080
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 70 1.40 1.76 $38.53 $80,150
Urban Honolulu, HI 520 1.14 1.42 $36.44 $75,790
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 180 0.36 0.45 $35.96 $74,800
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.55 $73,950
Evansville, IN-KY 130 0.83 1.04 $35.48 $73,800
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $35.48 $73,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 460 0.43 0.53 $35.48 $73,790

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,020 3.96 4.95 $24.09 $50,110
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 510 2.08 2.60 $23.97 $49,850
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 470 2.65 3.32 $26.69 $55,520
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 430 2.24 2.80 $27.22 $56,610
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 360 1.35 1.69 $26.56 $55,240

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,020 3.96 4.95 $24.09 $50,110
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 240 2.67 3.34 $13.56 $28,200
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 470 2.65 3.32 $26.69 $55,520
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 2.52 3.16 $21.33 $44,360
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 160 2.42 3.03 $40.91 $85,080

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 160 2.42 3.03 $40.91 $85,080
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 0.90 $37.64 $78,280
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 0.65 $32.67 $67,950
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 0.59 $32.35 $67,300
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.31 $31.01 $64,510


About May 2017 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018