Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
121,550 1.5 % $25.37 $52,770 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.12 $17.28 $23.07 $31.03 $41.11
Annual Wage (2) $27,280 $35,950 $47,990 $64,550 $85,510


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 48,590 31.35 $24.30 $50,540
Junior Colleges 47,300 6.20 $26.36 $54,820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,770 0.30 $27.52 $57,240
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 6,830 8.80 $25.32 $52,660
State Government (OES Designation) 4,110 0.19 $25.32 $52,660

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 48,590 31.35 $24.30 $50,540
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 6,830 8.80 $25.32 $52,660
Junior Colleges 47,300 6.20 $26.36 $54,820
Other Schools and Instruction 2,100 0.59 $23.80 $49,500
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,430 0.44 $18.48 $38,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $37.49 $77,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $34.50 $71,760
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $34.26 $71,270
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 160 0.04 $32.69 $67,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $27.54 $57,280


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)
Texas 12,740 1.20 1.29 $23.59 $49,070
California 12,690 0.89 0.95 $31.43 $65,380
North Carolina 6,320 1.63 1.75 $23.53 $48,940
Florida 6,250 0.86 0.92 $27.51 $57,210
New York 5,730 0.67 0.72 $30.19 $62,790




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 1,750 2.46 2.64 $21.92 $45,600
Nebraska 2,060 2.25 2.41 $20.43 $42,490
Washington 5,160 1.87 2.00 $27.13 $56,430
Utah 1,990 1.66 1.78 $19.71 $40,990
North Carolina 6,320 1.63 1.75 $23.53 $48,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 210 0.65 0.70 $39.60 $82,370
District of Columbia 50 0.07 0.08 $35.39 $73,620
Wisconsin 1,940 0.72 0.78 $33.10 $68,850
California 12,690 0.89 0.95 $31.43 $65,380
New York 5,730 0.67 0.72 $30.19 $62,790





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 3,220 0.83 0.89 $35.11 $73,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,030 0.59 0.63 $33.28 $69,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,030 1.15 1.23 $23.33 $48,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,580 1.23 1.32 $24.84 $51,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.76 1.89 $29.35 $61,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,180 0.96 1.03 $23.12 $48,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.58 0.62 $23.22 $48,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,980 1.15 1.23 $26.43 $54,970
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.26 1.35 $30.62 $63,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.94 1.01 $28.44 $59,150




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 4.19 4.49 $21.44 $44,600
Waco, TX 390 3.90 4.18 $21.94 $45,630
Hattiesburg, MS 210 3.69 3.95 $15.30 $31,820
Charleston, WV 450 3.13 3.35 $23.69 $49,280
Provo-Orem, UT 530 2.96 3.17 (8) (8)
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 720 2.96 3.17 $31.75 $66,030
Rocky Mount, NC 160 2.83 3.03 $29.54 $61,450
Pueblo, CO 150 2.79 2.99 $26.65 $55,430
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 110 2.61 2.80 $25.51 $53,070
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 660 2.57 2.75 $26.65 $55,420