Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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)
92,570 2.2 % (4) $73,340 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,160 $45,300 $62,160 $87,490 $125,440
  (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 67,140 2.31 (4) $73,650
Junior Colleges 18,030 2.36 (4) $74,810
Other Schools and Instruction 6,860 1.94 (4) $67,510
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.15 (4) $51,390
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 80 0.06 (4) $90,410

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 18,030 2.36 (4) $74,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 67,140 2.31 (4) $73,650
Other Schools and Instruction 6,860 1.94 (4) $67,510
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.15 (4) $51,390
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 80 0.06 (4) $90,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 80 0.06 (4) $90,410
Junior Colleges 18,030 2.36 (4) $74,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 67,140 2.31 (4) $73,650
Other Schools and Instruction 6,860 1.94 (4) $67,510
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $53,980


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 12,210 0.85 1.20 (4) $93,640
New York 10,680 1.25 1.76 (4) $104,630
Texas 5,210 0.49 0.69 (4) $56,010
Ohio 5,170 1.02 1.44 (4) $64,840
Massachusetts 5,140 1.60 2.26 (4) $78,410




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)
Massachusetts 5,140 1.60 2.26 (4) $78,410
New York 10,680 1.25 1.76 (4) $104,630
Rhode Island 550 1.22 1.72 (4) $75,120
Vermont 350 1.21 1.70 (4) $81,390
Oregon 1,750 1.09 1.53 (4) $69,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 10,680 1.25 1.76 (4) $104,630
New Jersey 2,270 0.60 0.84 (4) $95,800
California 12,210 0.85 1.20 (4) $93,640
Connecticut 1,230 0.76 1.06 (4) $82,490
Vermont 350 1.21 1.70 (4) $81,390





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 7,240 1.40 1.98 (4) $120,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,620 1.19 1.68 (4) $93,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,820 2.23 3.14 (4) $80,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.49 0.69 (4) $57,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.67 0.94 (4) $70,910
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.57 2.21 (4) $83,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,400 1.40 1.97 (4) $68,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,360 1.36 1.91 (8) (8)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,290 1.29 1.82 (4) $88,160
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.31 1.85 (4) $99,560




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 150 2.36 3.32 (4) $49,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,820 2.23 3.14 (4) $80,510
Provo-Orem, UT 390 2.21 3.11 (8) (8)
New Haven, CT 540 1.98 2.78 (4) $87,610
Manhattan, KS 100 1.96 2.76 (4) $58,330
Santa Fe, NM 100 1.77 2.49 (4) $67,160
Dayton, OH 630 1.71 2.41 (4) $46,480
Salisbury, MD 90 1.69 2.38 (4) $55,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.57 2.21 (4) $83,890
Boulder, CO 250 1.54 2.16 (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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,240 1.40 1.98 (4) $120,680
Rochester, NY 540 1.10 1.55 (4) $99,970
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.31 1.85 (4) $99,560
Richmond, VA 480 0.81 1.14 (4) $95,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,620 1.19 1.68 (4) $93,530
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,290 1.29 1.82 (4) $88,160
New Haven, CT 540 1.98 2.78 (4) $87,610
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 330 1.53 2.15 (4) $86,400
Utica-Rome, NY 80 0.65 0.92 (4) $84,390
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 390 0.47 0.67 (4) $84,110

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.75 2.46 (4) $54,900
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 1.07 1.50 (4) $71,360
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 270 0.70 0.99 (4) $49,350
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.36 1.91 (4) $53,760
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 250 1.47 2.08 (4) $59,360

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 180 7.90 11.12 (4) $80,780
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 2.92 4.11 (4) $51,570
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 2.79 3.93 (4) $96,370
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 160 2.60 3.66 (4) $82,340
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 180 1.78 2.50 (4) $78,040

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 2.79 3.93 (4) $96,370
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.03 1.45 (4) $90,400
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 160 2.60 3.66 (4) $82,340
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 180 7.90 11.12 (4) $80,780
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 180 1.78 2.50 (4) $78,040


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