Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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)
54,540 3.8 % (4) $86,570 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,380 $52,520 $72,700 $104,020 $153,540
  (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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40,930 1.44 (4) $90,890
Junior Colleges 12,370 1.62 (4) $66,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.06 (4) $140,600
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $52,830

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 12,370 1.62 (4) $66,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40,930 1.44 (4) $90,890
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.06 (4) $140,600
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $52,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.06 (4) $140,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40,930 1.44 (4) $90,890
Junior Colleges 12,370 1.62 (4) $66,610
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $52,830


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 7,950 0.79 1.84 (4) $112,690
California 7,010 0.50 1.17 (4) $88,310
Pennsylvania 3,330 0.61 1.41 (4) $92,150
New York 2,870 0.34 0.80 (4) $91,770
Massachusetts 2,030 0.65 1.52 (4) $99,190




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)
Hawaii 530 0.93 2.17 (4) $97,540
New Hampshire 520 0.86 2.00 (4) $112,050
Alabama 1,500 0.83 1.94 (4) $122,950
Texas 7,950 0.79 1.84 (4) $112,690
Massachusetts 2,030 0.65 1.52 (4) $99,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 1,500 0.83 1.94 (4) $122,950
Texas 7,950 0.79 1.84 (4) $112,690
New Hampshire 520 0.86 2.00 (4) $112,050
Massachusetts 2,030 0.65 1.52 (4) $99,190
Hawaii 530 0.93 2.17 (4) $97,540

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,880 1.15 2.68 (4) $110,290
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,040 1.65 3.85 (4) $74,670
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.80 1.87 (4) $101,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.29 0.67 (4) $102,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,070 0.65 1.51 (4) $114,050
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.29 0.68 (4) $54,340
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 790 1.66 3.86 (4) $150,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 690 0.30 0.70 (4) $74,400
Pittsburgh, PA 550 0.50 1.17 (4) $91,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 520 0.39 0.90 (4) $90,650




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)
Odessa, TX 210 3.74 8.73 (4) $100,900
Worcester, MA-CT 480 2.03 4.72 (4) $84,080
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 790 1.66 3.86 (4) $150,260
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,040 1.65 3.85 (4) $74,670
Columbia, MO 120 1.41 3.29 (4) $55,650
Durham, NC 360 1.34 3.13 (4) $105,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,880 1.15 2.68 (4) $110,290
Honolulu, HI 480 1.14 2.66 (4) $101,700
Provo-Orem, UT 190 1.14 2.65 (4) $79,450
Salisbury, MD 50 1.05 2.45 (8) (8)




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 790 1.66 3.86 (4) $150,260
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 90 0.69 1.62 (4) $125,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,070 0.65 1.51 (4) $114,050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,880 1.15 2.68 (4) $110,290
Austin-Round Rock, TX 450 0.59 1.38 (4) $107,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.23 0.53 (4) $106,730
Durham, NC 360 1.34 3.13 (4) $105,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.21 0.50 (4) $104,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.29 0.67 (4) $102,120
Winston-Salem, NC 70 0.36 0.84 (4) $101,930

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.59 1.38 (4) $56,130
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.45 1.05 (4) $55,080
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 1.53 (4) $58,970
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 1.01 (4) $96,670
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 1.36 (4) $53,930

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.55 10.61 (4) $94,050
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.49 3.47 (8) (8)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.31 3.05 (4) $75,740
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 2.02 (4) $70,980
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.86 2.00 (4) $50,980

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $106,460
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 1.01 (4) $96,670
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.55 10.61 (4) $94,050
East Central North Dakota (8) (8) (8) (4) $87,890
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 1.14 (4) $84,630


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(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.


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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011