Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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.


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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)
33,760 1.8 % (4) $84,700 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,570 $52,700 $74,840 $105,020 $145,450
  (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 20,470 0.69 (4) $93,970
Junior Colleges 12,340 1.63 (4) $70,770
Technical and Trade Schools 470 0.33 (4) $60,850
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 350 0.48 (4) $71,570
Educational Support Services 70 0.04 (4) $71,700

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 12,340 1.63 (4) $70,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,470 0.69 (4) $93,970
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 350 0.48 (4) $71,570
Technical and Trade Schools 470 0.33 (4) $60,850
Educational Support Services 70 0.04 (4) $71,700

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 20,470 0.69 (4) $93,970
Educational Support Services 70 0.04 (4) $71,700
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 350 0.48 (4) $71,570
Junior Colleges 12,340 1.63 (4) $70,770
Other Schools and Instruction 40 0.01 (4) $69,280


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)
New York 3,360 0.37 1.53 (4) $98,700
California 2,520 0.16 0.66 (4) $97,560
Texas 2,390 0.21 0.84 (4) $82,010
Florida 2,170 0.27 1.12 (4) $75,220
Pennsylvania 1,930 0.34 1.38 (4) $85,480



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)
South Dakota 220 0.52 2.14 (4) $64,850
West Virginia 290 0.41 1.67 (4) $55,070
Utah 530 0.40 1.63 (4) $88,470
Alaska 130 0.40 1.63 (4) $96,560
Virginia 1,360 0.37 1.51 (4) $79,970



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 3,360 0.37 1.53 (4) $98,700
Massachusetts 1,060 0.31 1.27 (4) $98,120
Maryland 810 0.31 1.27 (4) $97,830
California 2,520 0.16 0.66 (4) $97,560
Alaska 130 0.40 1.63 (4) $96,560




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.33 1.37 (4) $104,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.42 1.72 (4) $94,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.20 0.80 (4) $100,320
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 0.82 (4) $91,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 660 0.38 1.53 (4) $107,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 660 0.75 3.05 (4) $92,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.18 0.74 (4) $98,390
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 440 0.43 1.75 (4) $91,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.23 0.93 (4) $84,140
Pittsburgh, PA 400 0.35 1.44 (4) $87,120



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)
Ithaca, NY 90 1.81 7.39 (4) $131,780
Harrisonburg, VA 80 1.41 5.76 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 110 1.21 4.96 (4) $96,410
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 1.18 4.84 (8) (8)
Gainesville, FL 110 0.91 3.71 (4) $135,940
Springfield, MO 160 0.80 3.26 (4) $77,410
Terre Haute, IN 50 0.77 3.13 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 660 0.75 3.05 (4) $92,760
Waco, TX 80 0.72 2.96 (4) $81,390
Rocky Mount, NC 40 0.72 2.95 (4) $52,140



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)
Gainesville, FL 110 0.91 3.71 (4) $135,940
Ithaca, NY 90 1.81 7.39 (4) $131,780
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.49 2.02 (4) $119,870
Madison, WI 90 0.23 0.96 (4) $118,010
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.19 0.77 (4) $112,950
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.41 1.68 (4) $109,460
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 660 0.38 1.53 (4) $107,520
Rochester, NY 320 0.64 2.61 (4) $104,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.33 1.37 (4) $104,100
Akron, OH 50 0.14 0.58 (4) $104,010

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.08 4.43 (4) $62,030
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.55 2.25 (4) $57,160
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 2.26 (4) $87,460
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.56 (4) $79,650
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.90 (4) $65,380

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.08 4.43 (4) $62,030
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 2.61 (4) $69,370
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.55 2.25 (4) $57,160
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 2.26 (4) $87,460
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 2.22 (8) (8)

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 0.54 2.22 (4) $113,420
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.65 (4) $105,250
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.64 (4) $93,910
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 2.26 (4) $87,460
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.24 0.97 (4) $85,130


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016