Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine. Excludes "Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1072) and "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach medical science.


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)
178,900 2.4 % (4) $114,510 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,090 $59,660 $90,840 $149,570 (5)
  (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 143,610 4.82 (4) $122,010
Junior Colleges 21,150 2.79 (4) $67,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,260 0.14 (4) $124,320
Technical and Trade Schools 3,560 2.51 (4) $60,430
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 650 0.89 (4) $72,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 143,610 4.82 (4) $122,010
Junior Colleges 21,150 2.79 (4) $67,890
Technical and Trade Schools 3,560 2.51 (4) $60,430
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 650 0.89 (4) $72,880
Educational Support Services 530 0.32 (4) $101,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) (4) $188,340
Offices of Physicians 400 0.02 (4) $125,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,260 0.14 (4) $124,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 143,610 4.82 (4) $122,010
Educational Support Services 530 0.32 (4) $101,210


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 21,520 2.39 1.85 (4) $120,140
California 12,610 0.81 0.63 (4) $117,430
Texas 10,580 0.91 0.70 (4) $109,050
North Carolina 9,740 2.36 1.82 (4) $125,850
Ohio 9,090 1.72 1.33 (4) $107,800



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)
New York 21,520 2.39 1.85 (4) $120,140
North Carolina 9,740 2.36 1.82 (4) $125,850
West Virginia 1,580 2.23 1.72 (4) $59,720
Colorado 5,090 2.08 1.60 (4) $133,470
Wisconsin 5,400 1.95 1.50 (4) $113,720



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 1,420 1.28 0.99 (4) $158,370
Connecticut 3,210 1.93 1.49 (4) $155,820
Utah 2,480 1.87 1.44 (4) $140,210
Michigan 5,520 1.33 1.03 (4) $140,200
Oregon 2,490 1.43 1.11 (4) $140,010




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,330 2.06 1.59 (4) $125,210
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 5,950 20.67 15.93 (4) $120,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.29 0.99 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,330 3.15 2.43 (4) $145,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.05 0.81 (4) $114,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,770 2.14 1.65 (4) $129,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,420 1.47 1.13 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,060 1.63 1.26 (4) $104,820
Ann Arbor, MI 3,030 14.46 11.15 (4) $184,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,010 1.96 1.51 (4) $140,400



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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 5,950 20.67 15.93 (4) $120,650
Gainesville, FL 2,070 16.57 12.77 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 3,030 14.46 11.15 (4) $184,080
Greenville, NC 600 8.13 6.27 (4) $156,980
Madison, WI 2,070 5.54 4.27 (4) $87,440
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,180 4.48 3.45 (4) $71,690
Jackson, MS 1,080 4.16 3.21 (4) $177,860
Oklahoma City, OK 2,420 3.97 3.06 (4) $90,840
Salt Lake City, UT 2,100 3.19 2.46 (4) $151,170
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,330 3.15 2.43 (4) $145,950



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 3,030 14.46 11.15 (4) $184,080
Jackson, MS 1,080 4.16 3.21 (4) $177,860
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $177,450
Tucson, AZ 950 2.65 2.05 (4) $169,820
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 770 1.77 1.36 (4) $163,380
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,970 2.90 2.23 (4) $158,000
Greenville, NC 600 8.13 6.27 (4) $156,980
Tyler, TX 120 1.25 0.96 (4) $151,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,070 1.90 1.47 (4) $151,470
Salt Lake City, UT 2,100 3.19 2.46 (4) $151,170

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 330 1.20 0.92 (4) $126,690
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 260 1.69 1.30 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.06 0.82 (4) $103,310
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.67 1.29 (8) (8)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 0.47 (4) $58,300

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)
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.76 1.35 (4) $90,240
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 260 1.69 1.30 (8) (8)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.67 1.29 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 330 1.20 0.92 (4) $126,690
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.06 0.82 (4) $103,310

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $144,670
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 330 1.20 0.92 (4) $126,690
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.06 0.82 (4) $103,310
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.76 1.35 (4) $90,240
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 0.43 (4) $86,390


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,200 per year.

(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