Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
35,410 2.2 % (4) $80,730 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,620 $50,410 $72,010 $101,790 $138,430
  (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 21,230 0.72 (4) $89,740
Junior Colleges 12,910 1.69 (4) $67,700
Technical and Trade Schools 630 0.43 (4) $60,520
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 460 0.64 (4) $61,640
Other Schools and Instruction 70 0.02 (4) $71,610

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 12,910 1.69 (4) $67,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,230 0.72 (4) $89,740
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 460 0.64 (4) $61,640
Technical and Trade Schools 630 0.43 (4) $60,520
Educational Support Services 60 0.04 (4) $69,680

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 21,230 0.72 (4) $89,740
Other Schools and Instruction 70 0.02 (4) $71,610
Educational Support Services 60 0.04 (4) $69,680
Junior Colleges 12,910 1.69 (4) $67,700
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 460 0.64 (4) $61,640


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 3,170 0.36 1.37 (4) $95,950
California 2,600 0.17 0.66 (4) $92,850
Florida 2,240 0.29 1.11 (4) $69,470
Texas 2,190 0.19 0.74 (4) $77,600
Pennsylvania 2,180 0.39 1.47 (4) $82,620



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)
Utah 660 0.51 1.96 (4) $86,590
South Carolina 840 0.45 1.71 (4) $68,490
West Virginia 310 0.44 1.69 (4) $67,600
Alaska 140 0.44 1.67 (4) $91,790
Virginia 1,580 0.43 1.65 (4) $80,460



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 980 0.29 1.12 (4) $98,610
New York 3,170 0.36 1.37 (4) $95,950
Oregon 230 0.14 0.52 (4) $95,140
Wisconsin 600 0.22 0.83 (4) $93,070
District of Columbia 190 0.28 1.05 (4) $93,010




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 1,730 0.32 1.23 (4) $98,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.31 1.18 (4) $64,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 960 0.52 1.97 (4) $84,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 950 0.40 1.53 (4) $87,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.17 0.65 (4) $98,240
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 530 0.29 1.12 (4) $114,090
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 470 0.65 2.46 (4) $82,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 420 0.15 0.57 (4) $83,260
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 400 0.39 1.50 (4) $83,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 400 0.17 0.63 (4) $86,760



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)
Gainesville, FL 200 1.61 6.15 (4) $79,880
Ithaca, NY 80 1.60 6.10 (4) $134,080
Harrisonburg, VA 80 1.37 5.24 (4) $94,210
Columbia, MO 110 1.26 4.81 (4) $91,200
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 70 1.13 4.32 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 190 0.99 3.78 (4) $98,420
Syracuse, NY 280 0.94 3.58 (4) $84,130
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.94 3.61 (4) $36,330
Waco, TX 90 0.83 3.18 (4) $72,850
Terre Haute, IN 60 0.82 3.14 (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)
Ithaca, NY 80 1.60 6.10 (4) $134,080
Madison, WI 90 0.25 0.96 (4) $118,740
Ann Arbor, MI 120 0.60 2.28 (4) $116,360
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 120 0.43 1.65 (4) $116,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 530 0.29 1.12 (4) $114,090
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 220 0.52 2.00 (4) $110,170
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.25 0.95 (4) $106,110
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.18 0.71 (4) $103,180
Akron, OH 50 0.16 0.60 (4) $100,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 0.37 (4) $100,760

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.53 2.03 (4) $80,400
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.35 1.34 (4) $57,820
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 2.12 (4) $62,710
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 1.46 (4) $58,460
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 1.67 (4) $64,180

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 2.52 (4) $67,810
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 2.17 (4) $111,280
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.13 (4) $74,520
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 2.12 (4) $62,710
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 2.06 (4) $68,960

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 0.57 2.17 (4) $111,280
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.46 (4) $98,310
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.41 (4) $91,730
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.04 (4) $89,560
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 0.46 (4) $82,980


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015