Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial, and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.


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)
125,160 1.6 % $25.71 $53,480 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.03 $17.38 $23.46 $31.99 $41.94
Annual Wage (2) $27,110 $36,150 $48,790 $66,540 $87,230


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)
Technical and Trade Schools 50,350 32.04 $24.48 $50,920
Junior Colleges 48,740 6.27 $27.18 $56,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,330 0.29 $26.41 $54,940
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 6,950 8.31 $26.50 $55,110
State Government (OES Designation) 4,050 0.18 $24.42 $50,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 50,350 32.04 $24.48 $50,920
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 6,950 8.31 $26.50 $55,110
Junior Colleges 48,740 6.27 $27.18 $56,540
Other Schools and Instruction 1,990 0.59 $22.56 $46,920
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,510 0.45 $17.87 $37,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $38.66 $80,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $38.30 $79,670
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 0.01 $36.29 $75,490
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 210 0.05 $32.44 $67,470
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $31.52 $65,550


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 13,380 0.95 0.98 $32.92 $68,470
Texas 12,780 1.24 1.27 $25.19 $52,390
Pennsylvania 7,110 1.28 1.31 $24.93 $51,860
Florida 6,380 0.89 0.91 $27.18 $56,540
North Carolina 5,950 1.56 1.60 $24.05 $50,020




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)
Nebraska 1,970 2.17 2.23 $20.73 $43,130
Washington 5,600 2.06 2.11 $28.32 $58,910
Utah 1,870 1.60 1.64 $19.64 $40,860
North Carolina 5,950 1.56 1.60 $24.05 $50,020
West Virginia 1,040 1.49 1.53 $21.79 $45,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 180 0.59 0.60 $41.99 $87,350
Wisconsin 2,100 0.80 0.82 $32.99 $68,610
California 13,380 0.95 0.98 $32.92 $68,470
New York 5,790 0.69 0.70 $31.08 $64,650
District of Columbia 190 0.29 0.30 $28.93 $60,180





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,250 1.11 1.14 $35.68 $74,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,250 1.28 1.31 $29.42 $61,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.60 0.61 $35.44 $73,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,850 1.39 1.43 $24.42 $50,790
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,770 2.02 2.07 $31.93 $66,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,510 1.13 1.15 $22.16 $46,090
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.15 1.17 $28.82 $59,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,940 1.14 1.17 $27.26 $56,700
Pittsburgh, PA 1,580 1.42 1.45 $21.75 $45,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,570 0.92 0.94 $26.68 $55,490




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)
Lawton, OK 170 4.00 4.10 $21.37 $44,460
Pueblo, CO 210 3.87 3.97 (8) (8)
Waco, TX 370 3.68 3.78 $22.84 $47,510
Danville, VA 120 3.21 3.29 $32.98 $68,600
Provo-Orem, UT 530 3.06 3.13 (8) (8)
Bellingham, WA 230 3.05 3.13 $25.36 $52,750
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 300 2.92 2.99 $17.97 $37,390
Odessa, TX 170 2.80 2.87 $25.30 $52,610
Bangor, ME 170 2.77 2.84 $21.00 $43,690
Albany, GA 160 2.72 2.79 $22.83 $47,490