Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2054).


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)
78,840 3.5 % (4) $61,010 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,180 $47,390 $58,660 $73,190 $88,460
  (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 77,570 0.92 (4) $61,030
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 440 0.02 (4) $69,240
Technical and Trade Schools 260 0.19 (4) $60,280
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 170 0.00 (4) $59,980
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 110 0.03 (4) $43,460

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 77,570 0.92 (4) $61,030
Technical and Trade Schools 260 0.19 (4) $60,280
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 110 0.03 (4) $43,460
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 440 0.02 (4) $69,240
Other Residential Care Facilities 30 0.02 (4) $51,790

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) 440 0.02 (4) $69,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 77,570 0.92 (4) $61,030
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $60,740
Technical and Trade Schools 260 0.19 (4) $60,280
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 170 (7) (4) $59,980


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 9,300 0.78 1.41 (4) $59,830
Florida 6,980 0.83 1.50 (4) $52,200
Ohio 6,100 1.14 2.06 (4) $63,180
North Carolina 5,070 1.18 2.13 (4) $50,360
California 4,740 0.28 0.51 (4) $74,410




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)
North Carolina 5,070 1.18 2.13 (4) $50,360
Ohio 6,100 1.14 2.06 (4) $63,180
North Dakota 470 1.12 2.02 (4) $54,170
Mississippi 1,200 1.07 1.93 (4) $46,950
Arkansas 1,280 1.06 1.92 (4) $53,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,610 0.98 1.76 (4) $80,480
Massachusetts 2,760 0.78 1.42 (4) $79,560
Alaska 170 0.53 0.97 (4) $76,330
California 4,740 0.28 0.51 (4) $74,410
New York 4,340 0.47 0.85 (4) $73,090



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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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.69 1.26 (4) $63,090
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.25 0.46 (4) $80,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,660 0.57 1.02 (4) $66,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.32 0.57 (4) $71,530
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,260 1.06 1.92 (4) $52,030
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,150 1.12 2.02 (4) $70,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.43 0.78 (4) $75,460
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 960 0.96 1.73 (4) $60,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 890 0.69 1.26 (4) $50,760
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 870 0.72 1.30 (4) $51,000


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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)
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 230 5.70 10.31 (4) $62,970
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 120 1.99 3.60 (4) $77,170
New Bedford, MA 130 1.95 3.52 (4) $86,760
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 130 1.94 3.52 (4) $64,860
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 70 1.94 3.51 (4) $55,580
Wenatchee, WA 80 1.85 3.35 (4) $61,890
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 90 1.85 3.34 (4) $56,400
Bay City, MI 60 1.79 3.24 (4) $64,950
Kennewick-Richland, WA 190 1.73 3.13 (4) $65,440
Yakima, WA 150 1.71 3.09 (4) $65,540


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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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 290 1.68 3.05 (4) $105,010
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.22 0.40 (4) $98,230
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 440 0.34 0.61 (4) $92,460
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $91,650
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 30 0.34 0.61 (4) $88,470
Jackson, MI 40 0.59 1.07 (4) $88,130
New Bedford, MA 130 1.95 3.52 (4) $86,760
Danbury, CT 70 0.94 1.70 (4) $86,630
Binghamton, NY 60 0.58 1.06 (4) $85,180
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.35 0.63 (4) $84,450

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)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 730 4.65 8.40 (4) $63,990
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 410 1.53 2.77 (4) $50,950
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 390 2.09 3.77 (4) $64,200
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 380 1.49 2.69 (4) $49,700
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 370 1.49 2.69 (4) $46,940

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)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 730 4.65 8.40 (4) $63,990
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 2.70 4.88 (4) $51,310
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 2.59 4.68 (4) $39,740
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 2.53 4.58 (4) $56,670
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 2.34 4.23 (4) $63,540

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)
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 70 2.20 3.98 (4) $80,630
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 1.22 (4) $77,040
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.95 1.73 (4) $69,070
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 1.03 (4) $67,220
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 1.05 (4) $67,090


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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(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