Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.


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)
66,040 3.1 % $25.06 $52,130 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.20 $17.80 $23.36 $31.53 $39.66
Annual Wage (2) $27,460 $37,030 $48,590 $65,580 $82,490


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 22,160 0.27 $27.06 $56,280
Junior Colleges 20,540 2.69 $25.82 $53,700
Other Schools and Instruction 8,000 2.26 $22.96 $47,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,790 0.10 $22.17 $46,120
State Government (OES Designation) 2,170 0.10 $29.12 $60,570

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 20,540 2.69 $25.82 $53,700
Other Schools and Instruction 8,000 2.26 $22.96 $47,760
Facilities Support Services 800 0.63 $20.95 $43,570
Technical and Trade Schools 970 0.62 $22.90 $47,630
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,940 0.60 $19.39 $40,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 2,170 0.10 $29.12 $60,570
Other Information Services (8) (8) $27.73 $57,680
Elementary and Secondary Schools 22,160 0.27 $27.06 $56,280
Civic and Social Organizations 220 0.06 $26.85 $55,860
Junior Colleges 20,540 2.69 $25.82 $53,700


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 11,350 0.79 1.57 $31.92 $66,380
New York 6,970 0.82 1.61 $28.51 $59,310
Texas 4,860 0.46 0.91 $22.35 $46,480
North Carolina 4,420 1.14 2.25 $22.99 $47,810
Washington 2,870 1.04 2.05 $23.13 $48,100




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)
North Carolina 4,420 1.14 2.25 $22.99 $47,810
Washington 2,870 1.04 2.05 $23.13 $48,100
Mississippi 900 0.83 1.64 $15.33 $31,890
New York 6,970 0.82 1.61 $28.51 $59,310
California 11,350 0.79 1.57 $31.92 $66,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 950 0.25 0.49 $32.32 $67,230
California 11,350 0.79 1.57 $31.92 $66,380
Wisconsin 1,590 0.60 1.17 $30.56 $63,560
New York 6,970 0.82 1.61 $28.51 $59,310
Connecticut 920 0.57 1.12 $28.24 $58,740





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 3,320 0.64 1.27 $28.61 $59,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.65 1.28 $34.13 $71,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,780 0.67 1.33 $26.60 $55,320
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.23 2.43 $36.54 $76,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.39 0.77 $22.23 $46,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.98 1.92 $23.97 $49,850
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,330 1.09 2.15 $33.80 $70,300
Richmond, VA 1,270 2.12 4.17 $26.20 $54,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 920 0.39 0.78 $28.99 $60,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.34 0.68 $15.44 $32,110




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)
Pine Bluff, AR 210 5.90 11.64 $23.75 $49,400
Visalia-Porterville, CA 620 4.76 9.38 $11.11 $23,100
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 420 2.91 5.73 $21.44 $44,600
Richmond, VA 1,270 2.12 4.17 $26.20 $54,500
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 510 2.10 4.14 $25.68 $53,410
Bellingham, WA 160 2.09 4.13 $22.32 $46,420
Greenville, NC 130 1.74 3.43 $30.10 $62,610
Dover, DE 100 1.69 3.33 $27.88 $58,000
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 170 1.67 3.30 $28.90 $60,110
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 100 1.62 3.19 $26.54 $55,200




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)
Stockton, CA (8) (8) (8) $40.51 $84,260
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 90 0.34 0.66 $39.22 $81,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.23 2.43 $36.54 $76,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.57 $73,990
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 40 0.42 0.83 $34.91 $72,610
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.43 0.85 $34.53 $71,830
Fresno, CA 130 0.42 0.84 $34.29 $71,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.65 1.28 $34.13 $71,000
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $33.90 $70,510
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $33.82 $70,350

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 North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 690 2.39 4.71 $20.61 $42,880
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 1.44 2.84 $16.97 $35,300
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 1.84 3.64 $19.49 $40,530
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 320