Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2032) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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)
959,770 0.9 % (4) $57,770 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,930 $44,220 $55,050 $69,310 $85,690
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 950,440 11.47 (4) $57,810
Employment Services 2,780 0.09 (8) (8)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,620 0.07 (4) $59,070
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,390 0.03 (4) $48,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,170 0.04 (4) $47,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 950,440 11.47 (4) $57,810
Other Residential Care Facilities 560 0.36 (4) $50,880
Educational Support Services 290 0.19 (4) $48,730
Religious Organizations 190 0.10 (4) $57,860
Other Schools and Instruction 320 0.09 (4) $58,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,620 0.07 (4) $59,070
Other Schools and Instruction 320 0.09 (4) $58,970
Religious Organizations 190 0.10 (4) $57,860
Elementary and Secondary Schools 950,440 11.47 (4) $57,810
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.05 (4) $53,030


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 102,070 9.65 1.31 (4) $52,010
California 90,470 6.33 0.86 (4) $69,330
New York 66,740 7.81 1.06 (4) $74,130
Illinois 53,500 9.49 1.29 (4) $66,020
Pennsylvania 52,640 9.41 1.28 (4) $59,640




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)
Rhode Island 4,880 10.78 1.46 (4) $69,780
Mississippi 10,610 9.82 1.33 (4) $42,710
Texas 102,070 9.65 1.31 (4) $52,010
Illinois 53,500 9.49 1.29 (4) $66,020
Pennsylvania 52,640 9.41 1.28 (4) $59,640




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 66,740 7.81 1.06 (4) $74,130
Rhode Island 4,880 10.78 1.46 (4) $69,780
New Jersey 34,780 9.17 1.24 (4) $69,640
California 90,470 6.33 0.86 (4) $69,330
Alaska 2,470 7.74 1.05 (4) $67,990





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 34,080 6.61 0.90 (4) $77,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 32,020 8.79 1.19 (4) $72,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,800 6.66 0.90 (4) $67,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 22,510 8.52 1.16 (4) $53,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,920 9.83 1.33 (4) $63,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,350 8.27 1.12 (4) $54,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,720 6.51 0.88 (4) $54,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,850 5.48 0.74 (4) $69,890
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 11,680 9.55 1.30 (4) $91,460
Baltimore-Towson, MD 11,560 9.18 1.25 (4) $60,700