Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Business Teachers, Postsecondary ; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary ; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary ; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other ; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ; Education Teachers, Postsecondary ; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary ; Law Teachers, Postsecondary ; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary ; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary ; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ; History Teachers, Postsecondary ; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary ; Graduate Teaching Assistants ; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other ; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education ; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School ; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education ; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School ; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* ; Special Education Teachers, Middle School ; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ; Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors ; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ; Teachers and Instructors, All Other* ; Archivists ; Curators ; Museum Technicians and Conservators ; Librarians ; Library Technicians ; Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists ; Farm and Home Management Advisors ; Instructional Coordinators ; Teacher Assistants ; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,457,870 0.3 % $24.25 $50,440 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.94 $14.73 $21.97 $30.31 $40.42
Annual Wage (2) $20,680 $30,630 $45,690 $63,050 $84,080


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 5,671,940 66.43 $22.95 $47,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,119,240 39.49 $34.92 $72,630
Junior Colleges 448,970 58.89 $30.57 $63,580
Child Day Care Services 379,840 47.72 $12.01 $24,980
Other Schools and Instruction 169,490 52.63 $19.79 $41,160

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 5,671,940 66.43 $22.95 $47,730
Junior Colleges 448,970 58.89 $30.57 $63,580
Other Schools and Instruction 169,490 52.63 $19.79 $41,160
Technical and Trade Schools 77,720 50.38 $24.03 $49,970
Child Day Care Services 379,840 47.72 $12.01 $24,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 50 0.01 $35.50 $73,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 20,280 0.39 $35.40 $73,630
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $35.34 $73,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,119,240 39.49 $34.92 $72,630
Outpatient Care Centers 2,590 0.44 $33.88 $70,470


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 939,340 67.09 1.01 $27.89 $58,000
Texas 724,840 71.84 1.08 $23.30 $48,460
New York 665,850 79.80 1.20 $28.71 $59,710
Illinois 405,940 73.43 1.10 $27.06 $56,290
Florida 388,050 54.63 0.82 $23.16 $48,180




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)
Vermont 26,150 91.12 1.37 $22.29 $46,370
New York 665,850 79.80 1.20 $28.71 $59,710
Connecticut 126,850 79.35 1.19 $27.28 $56,750
New Jersey 290,770 77.12 1.16 $26.14 $54,370
New Hampshire 45,480 75.37 1.13 $21.85 $45,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 33,370 52.19 0.78 $30.27 $62,970
New York 665,850 79.80 1.20 $28.71 $59,710
Alaska 22,120 71.79 1.08 $28.05 $58,330
Massachusetts 219,940 70.51 1.06 $28.02 $58,290
Rhode Island 31,960 71.30 1.07 $27.97 $58,180

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 352,980 70.84 1.07 $30.86 $64,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 256,160 67.10 1.01 $28.26 $58,770
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 254,860 71.95 1.08 $29.26 $60,850
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 167,240 66.95 1.01 $24.74 $51,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 147,560 67.05 1.01 $21.66 $45,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 141,620 61.86 0.93 $28.70 $59,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 121,870 60.88 0.92 $24.38 $50,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 116,020 64.29 0.97 $27.01 $56,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 109,070 65.78 0.99 $31.19 $64,880
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 102,910 85.55 1.29 $30.17 $62,760




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)
Ithaca, NY 12,820 260.27 3.91 $29.40 $61,160
Athens-Clarke County, GA 11,310 148.59 2.23 $24.22 $50,370
College Station-Bryan, TX 11,150 120.49 1.81 $28.10 $58,440
Lafayette, IN 9,480 119.27 1.79 $25.61 $53,280
Gainesville, FL 14,050 118.28 1.78 $36.22 $75,340
State College, PA 7,850 116.90 1.76 (8) (8)
Corvallis, OR 3,800 116.08 1.74 $27.00 $56,150
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 25,340 115.40 1.73 $22.17 $46,110
Merced, CA 6,580 115.25 1.73 $26.58 $55,290
Las Cruces, NM 7,340 112.70 1.69 $29.06 $60,450