Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in environmental science. 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)
4,990 4.3 % (4) $86,080 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,420 $55,930 $77,320 $107,670 $145,130
  (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 4,220 0.15 (4) $91,270
Junior Colleges 740 0.10 (4) $57,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,220 0.15 (4) $91,270
Junior Colleges 740 0.10 (4) $57,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,220 0.15 (4) $91,270
Junior Colleges 740 0.10 (4) $57,740


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)
New York 550 0.06 1.69 (4) $86,700
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 1.55 (4) $101,180
Maryland 290 0.11 2.98 (4) $113,000
Indiana 270 0.09 2.47 (4) $86,920
Ohio 250 0.05 1.30 (4) $83,340




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)
Maryland 290 0.11 2.98 (4) $113,000
Connecticut 180 0.11 2.86 (4) $90,800
Montana 40 0.10 2.50 (4) $70,020
Maine 60 0.10 2.74 (4) $83,580
New Hampshire 60 0.09 2.46 (4) $87,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 40 0.02 0.41 (4) $121,610
Washington 70 0.02 0.62 (4) $114,290
Maryland 290 0.11 2.98 (4) $113,000
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 1.55 (4) $101,180
Michigan 140 0.04 0.95 (4) $95,110





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 300 0.06 1.54 (4) $88,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 160 0.09 2.45 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 1.80 (4) $120,620
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.61 (4) $115,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 90 0.06 1.45 (4) $111,430
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.07 1.84 (4) $62,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.57 (4) $69,400
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 3.63 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 70 0.08 2.06 (4) $93,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 70 0.03 0.83 (4) $86,140




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)
Syracuse, NY 50 0.17 4.42 (4) $84,280
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.17 4.52 (8) (8)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 3.63 (8) (8)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 40 0.13 3.52 (8) (8)
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 2.56 (4) $119,380
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.61 (4) $115,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 160 0.09 2.45 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 70 0.08 2.06 (4) $93,100
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 1.80 (4) $120,620
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.07 1.84 (4) $62,700




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.46 (4) $135,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.28 (4) $122,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 1.80 (4) $120,620
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 2.56 (4) $119,380
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.61 (4) $115,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 90 0.06 1.45 (4) $111,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $110,370
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.19 (4) $103,650
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $97,220
Columbus, OH 70 0.08 2.06 (4) $93,100

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 4.47 (4) $80,380
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 13.53 (4) $90,670

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 13.53 (4) $90,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 4.47 (4) $80,380

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 13.53 (4) $90,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 4.47 (4) $80,380


About May 2012 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013