Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in geography. 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)
4,460 2.2 % (4) $71,890 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,950 $50,290 $67,820 $88,700 $115,230
  (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 3,540 0.12 (4) $74,120
Junior Colleges 910 0.12 (4) $63,060

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 3,540 0.12 (4) $74,120
Junior Colleges 910 0.12 (4) $63,060

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 3,540 0.12 (4) $74,120
Junior Colleges 910 0.12 (4) $63,060


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)
Pennsylvania 320 0.06 1.65 (4) $84,130
California 250 0.02 0.51 (4) $79,730
Ohio 240 0.05 1.38 (4) $68,210
Texas 240 0.02 0.65 (4) $74,670
Illinois 210 0.04 1.10 (4) $65,000




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)
West Virginia 60 0.08 2.32 (4) $73,210
Hawaii 40 0.08 2.21 (4) $70,920
Montana 30 0.07 2.07 (4) $80,050
Kentucky 120 0.07 2.00 (4) $61,510
Colorado 160 0.07 2.10 (4) $61,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 200 0.03 0.81 (4) $89,390
Pennsylvania 320 0.06 1.65 (4) $84,130
Montana 30 0.07 2.07 (4) $80,050
Maryland 100 0.04 1.19 (4) $79,840
California 250 0.02 0.51 (4) $79,730





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.85 (4) $57,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 1.57 (4) $90,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.05 1.49 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 80 0.07 1.93 (4) $59,280
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.08 2.46 (4) $79,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.84 (4) $104,150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 1.65 (4) $76,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.42 (4) $102,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.82 (4) $73,840
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 1.18 (4) $96,610




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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 40 0.15 4.34 (4) $64,230
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 2.41 (4) $73,420
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.08 2.46 (4) $79,420
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 80 0.07 1.93 (4) $59,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 1.65 (4) $76,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.05 1.49 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 1.57 (4) $90,820
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 1.35 (4) $62,120
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 1.18 (4) $96,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 1.28 (4) $63,280




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.84 (4) $104,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.42 (4) $102,790
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 1.18 (4) $96,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 1.57 (4) $90,820
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.08 2.46 (4) $79,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.89 (4) $76,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 1.65 (4) $76,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.82 (4) $73,840
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 2.41 (4) $73,420
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.13 (4) $72,980


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