Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2032) 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)
1,027,230 1.0 % (4) $62,860 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,080 $46,990 $59,170 $75,970 $95,380
  (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 1,017,180 12.00 (4) $62,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,810 0.03 (4) $69,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,770 0.06 (4) $57,350
Religious Organizations 1,690 0.87 (4) $56,920
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,440 0.07 (4) $71,100

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 1,017,180 12.00 (4) $62,890
Religious Organizations 1,690 0.87 (4) $56,920
Educational Support Services 1,140 0.64 (4) $53,580
Other Residential Care Facilities 500 0.30 (4) $45,910
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,440 0.07 (4) $71,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,440 0.07 (4) $71,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,810 0.03 (4) $69,730
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,017,180 12.00 (4) $62,890
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 160 0.07 (4) $58,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,770 0.06 (4) $57,350


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 113,120 9.51 1.32 (4) $57,830
California 107,680 6.45 0.90 (4) $77,390
New York 70,630 7.67 1.06 (4) $83,360
Ohio 50,510 9.41 1.31 (4) $60,810
Pennsylvania 47,140 8.15 1.13 (4) $66,020




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)
Missouri 27,550 9.88 1.37 (4) $51,720
Maine 5,740 9.58 1.33 (4) $52,940
Texas 113,120 9.51 1.32 (4) $57,830
Ohio 50,510 9.41 1.31 (4) $60,810
Connecticut 14,870 8.99 1.25 (4) $78,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,250 7.08 0.98 (4) $85,420
New York 70,630 7.67 1.06 (4) $83,360
Connecticut 14,870 8.99 1.25 (4) $78,810
California 107,680 6.45 0.90 (4) $77,390
New Jersey 29,510 7.36 1.02 (4) $76,430



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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 42,350 6.33 0.88 (4) $85,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 33,690 7.60 1.06 (4) $78,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 28,700 9.80 1.36 (4) $62,120
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 21,930 5.99 0.83 (4) $74,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 18,640 7.48 1.04 (4) $62,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,490 6.55 0.91 (4) $78,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,790 5.65 0.78 (4) $57,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13,120 6.79 0.94 (4) $68,760
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 12,730 9.77 1.36 (4) $101,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11,790 5.96 0.83 (4) $50,510


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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)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 4,630 18.22 2.53 (4) $57,650
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 2,490 17.86 2.48 (4) $52,410
Mansfield, OH 830 16.66 2.31 (4) $51,810
Warner Robins, GA 1,140 16.37 2.27 (4) $58,670
Springfield, OH 770 16.01 2.22 (4) $54,830
Las Cruces, NM 1,100 15.49 2.15 (4) $76,820
Waterbury, CT 940 13.74 1.91 (4) $79,730
Texarkana, TX-AR 770 13.72 1.90 (4) $48,920
Logan, UT-ID 720 13.15 1.83 (4) $52,310
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 690 12.82 1.78 (4) $50,150