Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
1,003,250 1.0 % (4) $61,420 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,180 $46,110 $58,030 $74,160 $92,920
  (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 992,690 11.78 (4) $61,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,230 0.07 (4) $56,720
State Government (OES Designation) 1,490 0.07 (4) $65,050
Educational Support Services 1,090 0.63 (4) $53,050
Employment Services 710 0.02 (8) (8)

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 992,690 11.78 (4) $61,450
Educational Support Services 1,090 0.63 (4) $53,050
Other Residential Care Facilities 440 0.27 (4) $49,430
State Government (OES Designation) 1,490 0.07 (4) $65,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,230 0.07 (4) $56,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,490 0.07 (4) $65,050
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) (4) $62,970
Elementary and Secondary Schools 992,690 11.78 (4) $61,450
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 140 0.06 (4) $60,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,230 0.07 (4) $56,720


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 106,870 9.10 1.27 (4) $55,500
California 104,530 6.55 0.92 (4) $74,940
New York 65,880 7.24 1.01 (4) $81,410
Ohio 52,750 9.88 1.38 (4) $59,610
Pennsylvania 45,070 7.84 1.10 (4) $64,320




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)
Ohio 52,750 9.88 1.38 (4) $59,610
Maine 5,860 9.83 1.38 (4) $52,410
Missouri 26,800 9.72 1.36 (4) $47,680
Texas 106,870 9.10 1.27 (4) $55,500
Connecticut 14,890 8.94 1.25 (4) $76,260




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 6.95 0.97 (4) $82,020
New York 65,880 7.24 1.01 (4) $81,410
Connecticut 14,890 8.94 1.25 (4) $76,260
New Jersey 30,310 7.66 1.07 (4) $75,250
California 104,530 6.55 0.92 (4) $74,940





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 42,000 6.38 0.89 (4) $85,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30,020 7.11 1.00 (4) $76,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 23,430 6.44 0.90 (4) $77,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 23,100 7.87 1.10 (4) $60,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,540 7.22 1.01 (4) $58,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 15,670 6.29 0.88 (4) $76,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,680 5.75 0.80 (4) $57,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13,420 7.02 0.98 (4) $68,220
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 13,190 9.82 1.37 (4) $64,260
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 11,470 8.92 1.25 (4) $99,090