Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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)
62,920 2.4 % (4) $65,000 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,030 $44,160 $59,350 $78,190 $104,920
  (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 52,400 1.81 (4) $65,560
Junior Colleges 8,790 1.15 (4) $64,810
Other Schools and Instruction 1,050 0.30 (4) $51,050
Technical and Trade Schools 280 0.18 (4) $39,110
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.32 (4) $49,040

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 52,400 1.81 (4) $65,560
Junior Colleges 8,790 1.15 (4) $64,810
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.32 (4) $49,040
Other Schools and Instruction 1,050 0.30 (4) $51,050
Technical and Trade Schools 280 0.18 (4) $39,110

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 52,400 1.81 (4) $65,560
Junior Colleges 8,790 1.15 (4) $64,810
Other Schools and Instruction 1,050 0.30 (4) $51,050
Educational Support Services 110 0.07 (4) $49,640
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.32 (4) $49,040


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 5,200 0.61 1.26 (4) $75,250
California 4,470 0.31 0.65 (4) $74,830
Pennsylvania 3,730 0.67 1.38 (4) $73,320
Illinois 3,350 0.59 1.23 (4) $46,980
Texas 3,220 0.30 0.63 (4) $61,170




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 700 1.18 2.45 (4) $61,310
Arizona 2,570 1.06 2.20 (4) $66,310
Vermont 220 0.75 1.55 (4) $70,410
Maine 430 0.74 1.52 (4) $62,760
Nebraska 660 0.72 1.50 (4) $53,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 1,480 0.41 0.85 (4) $79,830
Rhode Island 190 0.42 0.86 (4) $78,670
Florida 2,170 0.30 0.62 (4) $78,020
Alaska 110 0.34 0.71 (4) $76,400
New Jersey 1,530 0.40 0.84 (4) $76,000





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 2,720 0.53 1.09 (4) $88,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,300 0.63 1.31 (4) $45,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,150 1.24 2.58 (4) $67,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.32 0.66 (4) $73,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.64 1.32 (4) $75,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,140 0.50 1.04 (4) $54,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 990 0.42 0.87 (4) $79,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.52 1.07 (4) $73,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 860 0.49 1.02 (4) $64,720
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.86 1.78 (4) $79,410




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 130 2.38 4.93 (4) $65,280
Salisbury, MD 120 2.31 4.78 (4) $60,630
Tuscaloosa, AL 200 2.27 4.71 (8) (8)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 140 2.25 4.66 (4) $65,260
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 280 2.24 4.65 (4) $57,700
Bloomington-Normal, IL 180 2.06 4.27 (4) $49,980
Springfield, MO 350 1.87 3.88 (4) $54,870
Honolulu, HI 640 1.47 3.05 (4) $60,940
Tyler, TX 120 1.25 2.59 (4) $55,100
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 670 1.25 2.59 (4) $54,060




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)
Richmond, VA 260 0.44 0.91 (4) $93,090
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 110 0.53 1.09 (4) $91,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,720 0.53 1.09 (4) $88,380
Rochester, NY 160 0.33 0.69 (4) $87,630
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,200
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 320 0.46 0.94 (4) $85,940
Fresno, CA 180 0.58 1.19 (4) $83,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 410 0.35 0.73 (4) $82,620
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.22 0.45 (4) $82,350
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.34 0.71 (4) $82,210

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.89 1.84 (4) $65,370
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 1.29 2.68 (4) $67,000
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.15 2.39 (8) (8)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.08 2.23 (4) $41,530
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 180 1.14 2.35 (4) $70,590

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)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 3.13 6.49 (4) $55,500
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 170 1.33 2.75 (4) $39,770
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 1.29 2.68 (4) $67,000
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.17 2.42 (4) $57,660
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 1.17 2.43 (4) $69,520

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 180 1.14 2.35 (4) $70,590
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.64 (4) $70,060
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 1.17 2.43 (4) $69,520
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 1.81 (4) $68,950
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 1.29 2.68 (4) $67,000


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