Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in biological sciences. 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)
52,750 1.5 % (4) $86,200 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,500 $53,720 $74,580 $105,770 $150,180
  (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 36,690 1.25 (4) $90,550
Junior Colleges 14,130 1.85 (4) $68,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.07 (4) $107,280
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $56,980
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $52,270

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 14,130 1.85 (4) $68,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,690 1.25 (4) $90,550
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.07 (4) $107,280
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $56,980
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $52,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.07 (4) $107,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 36,690 1.25 (4) $90,550
Junior Colleges 14,130 1.85 (4) $68,180
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $56,980
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $52,270


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 4,220 0.28 0.71 (4) $100,190
New York 4,180 0.47 1.22 (4) $95,230
Pennsylvania 3,900 0.69 1.77 (4) $90,770
Texas 3,780 0.34 0.86 (4) $83,290
Massachusetts 2,490 0.75 1.92 (4) $110,090



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)
Hawaii 620 1.01 2.59 (4) $113,960
Alabama 1,820 0.98 2.51 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 2,490 0.75 1.92 (4) $110,090
Pennsylvania 3,900 0.69 1.77 (4) $90,770
Vermont 190 0.62 1.59 (4) $57,710



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 620 1.01 2.59 (4) $113,960
North Dakota 250 0.56 1.43 (4) $113,670
Massachusetts 2,490 0.75 1.92 (4) $110,090
New Hampshire 250 0.40 1.04 (4) $105,200
Utah 620 0.49 1.25 (4) $102,920




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 2,200 0.41 1.05 (4) $107,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,960 1.05 2.70 (4) $104,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,340 0.75 1.91 (4) $118,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.25 0.65 (4) $101,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.36 0.92 (4) $97,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 840 0.22 0.57 (4) $70,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 820 0.35 0.89 (4) $81,300
Pittsburgh, PA 680 0.60 1.54 (4) $69,300
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 650 0.49 1.26 (4) $115,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 600 0.40 1.03 (4) $91,330



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 140 2.85 7.30 (4) $106,200
College Station-Bryan, TX 250 2.52 6.46 (4) $109,720
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 330 1.67 4.27 (4) $96,330
Greenville, NC 130 1.67 4.28 (4) $95,420
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 430 1.51 3.86 (4) $110,510
Worcester, MA-CT 360 1.44 3.70 (4) $103,590
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 160 1.29 3.31 (8) (8)
Honolulu, HI 560 1.24 3.18 (4) $119,500
Provo-Orem, UT 210 1.06 2.72 (4) $89,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,960 1.05 2.70 (4) $104,050



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 180 0.85 2.19 (4) $139,590
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 390 0.46 1.18 (4) $120,070
Honolulu, HI 560 1.24 3.18 (4) $119,500
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,340 0.75 1.91 (4) $118,360
Salt Lake City, UT 290 0.44 1.14 (4) $116,930
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 650 0.49 1.26 (4) $115,840
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 430 1.51 3.86 (4) $110,510
College Station-Bryan, TX 250 2.52 6.46 (4) $109,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.41 1.05 (4) $107,400
Ithaca, NY 140 2.85 7.30 (4) $106,200

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 150 0.68 1.75 (4) $71,760
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 1.94 (4) $58,810
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.37 0.94 (4) $67,760
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.45 1.16 (4) $55,450
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 1.76 (4) $69,490

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.02 2.60 (4) $75,980
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.91 2.32 (4) $89,510
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 1.94 (4) $58,810
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 1.92 (4) $78,200
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 1.83 (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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $111,750
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.91 2.32 (4) $89,510
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 1.69 (4) $87,230
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 0.73 (4) $83,440
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 1.19 (4) $83,300


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