Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School " (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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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)
622,340 1.4 % (4) $61,040 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,540 $46,090 $57,720 $73,470 $91,670
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 620,200 7.32 (4) $61,080
Religious Organizations 420 0.22 (4) $61,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 (4) $52,360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 160 0.00 (4) $59,350
Individual and Family Services 120 0.01 (4) $54,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 620,200 7.32 (4) $61,080
Religious Organizations 420 0.22 (4) $61,420
Other Residential Care Facilities 90 0.05 (4) $47,200
Individual and Family Services 120 0.01 (4) $54,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 (4) $52,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations 420 0.22 (4) $61,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools 620,200 7.32 (4) $61,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 160 (7) (4) $59,350
Individual and Family Services 120 0.01 (4) $54,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 (4) $52,360


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 69,770 5.87 1.34 (4) $56,670
California 50,820 3.04 0.70 (4) $74,190
New York 39,390 4.28 0.98 (4) $80,940
Ohio 33,170 6.18 1.41 (4) $59,850
Florida 31,300 3.72 0.85 (4) $49,780




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)
Georgia 28,820 6.70 1.53 (4) $56,590
Ohio 33,170 6.18 1.41 (4) $59,850
New Jersey 24,670 6.15 1.41 (4) $71,450
West Virginia 4,230 6.14 1.41 (4) $45,000
Texas 69,770 5.87 1.34 (4) $56,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 39,390 4.28 0.98 (4) $80,940
Alaska 1,480 4.64 1.06 (4) $79,430
Connecticut 9,340 5.65 1.29 (4) $78,990
District of Columbia 1,390 1.96 0.45 (4) $74,540
Massachusetts 18,630 5.28 1.21 (4) $74,400



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 28,440 4.25 0.97 (4) $78,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 16,610 6.34 1.45 (4) $56,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,950 5.10 1.17 (4) $62,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,360 3.24 0.74 (4) $72,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,780 5.13 1.17 (4) $59,350
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 11,360 3.10 0.71 (4) $71,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,510 3.38 0.77 (4) $79,510
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,350 4.54 1.04 (4) $74,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,150 4.22 0.97 (4) $69,140
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 7,700 6.60 1.51 (4) $71,380


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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)
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 590 15.89 3.64 (4) $50,450
Morristown, TN 580 13.68 3.13 (4) $51,040
East Stroudsburg, PA 750 13.55 3.10 (4) $70,810
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 3,340 13.15 3.01 (4) $57,150
Redding, CA 830 12.79 2.93 (4) $72,560
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 710 12.41 2.84 (4) $67,070
Albany, GA 650 10.67 2.44 (4) $53,180
Williamsport, PA 520 10.29 2.36 (4) $64,750
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,410 10.06 2.30 (4) $53,990
Fond du Lac, WI 440 9.69 2.22 (4) $56,090