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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.


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)
Wage RSE (3)
57,750 7.4 % $27.94 $58,110 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.56 $20.29 $25.79 $34.14 $43.13
Annual Wage (2) $32,370 $42,200 $53,630 $71,010 $89,710


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 24,480 0.29 $30.79 $64,040
Junior Colleges 14,350 1.99 $28.78 $59,870
Other Schools and Instruction 4,970 1.11 $22.95 $47,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,680 0.12 $26.86 $55,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,500 0.08 $26.24 $54,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 14,350 1.99 $28.78 $59,870
Other Schools and Instruction 4,970 1.11 $22.95 $47,740
Technical and Trade Schools 750 0.56 $21.51 $44,750
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,150 0.35 $22.43 $46,660
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,480 0.29 $30.79 $64,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 80 0.03 $36.50 $75,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,480 0.29 $30.79 $64,040
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 80 0.03 $29.19 $60,720
Junior Colleges 14,350 1.99 $28.78 $59,870
Child Day Care Services (8) (8) $28.75 $59,790


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)
California 10,260 0.60 1.51 $37.16 $77,280
Texas 4,650 0.38 0.96 $27.94 $58,120
New York 4,530 0.48 1.21 $36.40 $75,720
North Carolina 2,870 0.65 1.64 $22.34 $46,480
Washington 2,360 0.72 1.81 $25.44 $52,920




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)
South Dakota 370 0.86 2.17 $16.74 $34,830
Alaska 240 0.77 1.92 $25.00 $51,990
Washington 2,360 0.72 1.81 $25.44 $52,920
Mississippi 800 0.72 1.80 $23.35 $48,560
Vermont 210 0.70 1.76 $26.91 $55,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,260 0.60 1.51 $37.16 $77,280
New York 4,530 0.48 1.21 $36.40 $75,720
New Jersey 870 0.22 0.54 $31.91 $66,370
Connecticut 540 0.32 0.81 $31.83 $66,200
Oregon 710 0.38 0.94 $30.40 $63,230





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,650 0.38 0.96 $37.71 $78,450
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,040 0.57 1.43 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,550 0.56 1.41 $23.82 $49,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,420 0.72 1.79 $25.44 $52,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,350 0.29 0.73 $29.19 $60,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,270 0.41 1.02 $29.04 $60,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,030 0.36 0.91 $27.62 $57,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 860 0.29 0.72 $32.89 $68,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 730 0.27 0.68 $22.09 $45,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 690 0.34 0.85 $23.08 $48,010




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)
Yakima, WA 170 1.82 4.55 $25.59 $53,220
Goldsboro, NC 70 1.80 4.51 $19.30 $40,150
Syracuse, NY 440 1.46 3.66 $34.95 $72,690
Jackson, MS 340 1.29 3.22 $24.63 $51,230
Muskegon, MI 70 1.16 2.90 $21.70 $45,130
Rockford, IL 160 1.10 2.76 (8) (8)
Greeley, CO 110 1.04 2.60 $22.88 $47,590
Sioux Falls, SD 150 0.98 2.45 $14.84 $30,880
Bellingham, WA 80 0.94 2.35 $25.68 $53,410
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 160 0.93 2.33 $21.84 $45,430




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