Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. 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)
35,770 2.1 % (4) $80,990 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,190 $52,100 $73,100 $102,580 $137,810
  (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 21,810 0.74 (4) $89,950
Junior Colleges 12,580 1.65 (4) $67,280
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 620 0.84 (4) $63,300
Technical and Trade Schools 590 0.40 (4) $63,750
Other Schools and Instruction 80 0.02 (4) $70,110

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 12,580 1.65 (4) $67,280
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 620 0.84 (4) $63,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,810 0.74 (4) $89,950
Technical and Trade Schools 590 0.40 (4) $63,750
Educational Support Services 50 0.03 (4) $67,980

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 21,810 0.74 (4) $89,950
Other Schools and Instruction 80 0.02 (4) $70,110
Educational Support Services 50 0.03 (4) $67,980
Junior Colleges 12,580 1.65 (4) $67,280
Technical and Trade Schools 590 0.40 (4) $63,750


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 2,980 0.35 1.28 (4) $89,920
California 2,800 0.19 0.70 (4) $85,980
Illinois 2,420 0.42 1.57 (4) $70,450
Florida 2,160 0.29 1.07 (4) $80,920
Pennsylvania 1,910 0.34 1.26 (4) $84,610




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 450 0.63 2.34 (4) $69,170
Utah 610 0.49 1.81 (4) $83,930
South Dakota 180 0.44 1.62 (4) $66,270
Illinois 2,420 0.42 1.57 (4) $70,450
South Carolina 750 0.41 1.52 (4) $67,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,650 0.41 1.53 (4) $102,350
District of Columbia 150 0.23 0.85 (4) $97,310
Massachusetts 770 0.24 0.87 (4) $96,890
Rhode Island 120 0.26 0.96 (4) $96,600
Wisconsin 640 0.24 0.88 (4) $93,100





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 1,560 0.30 1.10 (4) $96,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.39 1.46 (4) $66,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.23 0.87 (4) $90,730
Ann Arbor, MI 910 4.51 16.73 (4) $124,870
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 720 0.39 1.46 (4) $89,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 650 0.28 1.02 (4) $92,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 620 0.35 1.29 (4) $83,980
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 530 0.51 1.89 (4) $79,560
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 480 0.66 2.43 (4) $76,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 430 0.18 0.68 (4) $82,600




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 910 4.51 16.73 (4) $124,870
Harrisonburg, VA 80 1.39 5.15 (4) $92,720
Provo-Orem, UT 240 1.28 4.73 (4) $83,550
Columbia, MO 110 1.20 4.44 (4) $95,400
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 180 0.91 3.38 (4) $68,340
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 230 0.78 2.90 (4) $64,650
Rocky Mount, NC 40 0.77 2.85 (4) $56,130
Springfield, MO 140 0.76 2.80 (4) $70,560
Syracuse, NY 230 0.75 2.78 (4) $80,920
Bowling Green, KY 40 0.75 2.79 (4) $87,350




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 910 4.51 16.73 (4) $124,870
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.36 1.33 (4) $114,260
Tuscaloosa, AL (8) (8) (8) (4) $112,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 0.75 (4) $109,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 250 0.30 1.12 (4) $108,330
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.58 2.15 (4) $105,240
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.31 1.16 (4) $103,660
Madison, WI 90 0.26 0.97 (4) $103,160
Huntsville, AL 50 0.22 0.82 (4) $102,120
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 0.62 (4) $97,970

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 110 0.61 2.25 (4) $62,470
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.53 1.95 (4) $78,530
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.36 1.32 (4) $57,080
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 0.95 (4) $67,050
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 3.96 14.67 (4) $87,840

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 90 3.96 14.67 (4) $87,840
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 2.46 (4) $66,600
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 2.25 (4) $62,470
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.07 (4) $66,610
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.06 (4) $107,080

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)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.06 (4) $107,080
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.28 (4) $95,960
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.90 (4) $88,390
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 3.96 14.67 (4) $87,840
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $84,860


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014