Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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).


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)
626,310 1.3 % (4) $59,800 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,810 $45,370 $56,720 $71,850 $89,120
  (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 623,730 7.40 (4) $59,820
Employment Services 1,190 0.03 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 400 0.21 (4) $57,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 290 0.01 (4) $53,290
Individual and Family Services 190 0.01 (4) $51,200

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 623,730 7.40 (4) $59,820
Religious Organizations 400 0.21 (4) $57,080
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.05 (4) $45,170
Employment Services 1,190 0.03 (8) (8)
Individual and Family Services 190 0.01 (4) $51,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 623,730 7.40 (4) $59,820
Religious Organizations 400 0.21 (4) $57,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 130 (7) (4) $56,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 290 0.01 (4) $53,290
Individual and Family Services 190 0.01 (4) $51,200


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 72,080 6.14 1.38 (4) $55,000
California 47,440 2.97 0.67 (4) $70,100
New York 40,350 4.43 0.99 (4) $78,060
Florida 31,880 3.88 0.87 (4) $48,840
Ohio 31,180 5.84 1.31 (4) $58,580




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)
West Virginia 4,520 6.48 1.45 (4) $44,420
Georgia 27,240 6.46 1.45 (4) $56,410
New Jersey 24,470 6.19 1.39 (4) $71,000
Texas 72,080 6.14 1.38 (4) $55,000
Ohio 31,180 5.84 1.31 (4) $58,580




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 40,350 4.43 0.99 (4) $78,060
Connecticut 9,240 5.54 1.24 (4) $77,250
Alaska 1,420 4.39 0.99 (4) $75,950
Massachusetts 18,610 5.38 1.21 (4) $71,870
New Jersey 24,470 6.19 1.39 (4) $71,000





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 30,010 4.56 1.02 (4) $76,500
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 20,570 5.65 1.27 (4) $74,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,850 5.74 1.29 (4) $59,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 16,090 6.30 1.41 (4) $57,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,550 5.58 1.25 (4) $57,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,560 2.98 0.67 (4) $68,180
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,480 4.70 1.05 (4) $72,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,810 3.13 0.70 (4) $79,120
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 7,720 7.52 1.69 (4) $56,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,630 3.99 0.89 (4) $65,450