Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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)
98,310 2.3 % (4) $76,710 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,450 $47,120 $65,340 $91,580 $129,150
  (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 72,470 2.43 (4) $79,180
Junior Colleges 18,910 2.50 (4) $70,690
Other Schools and Instruction 6,140 1.57 (4) $68,210
Technical and Trade Schools 510 0.36 (4) $60,000
Performing Arts Companies 190 0.16 (4) $64,940

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 18,910 2.50 (4) $70,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 72,470 2.43 (4) $79,180
Other Schools and Instruction 6,140 1.57 (4) $68,210
Technical and Trade Schools 510 0.36 (4) $60,000
Performing Arts Companies 190 0.16 (4) $64,940

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 72,470 2.43 (4) $79,180
Junior Colleges 18,910 2.50 (4) $70,690
Other Schools and Instruction 6,140 1.57 (4) $68,210
Performing Arts Companies 190 0.16 (4) $64,940
Technical and Trade Schools 510 0.36 (4) $60,000


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 14,600 0.94 1.32 (4) $88,090
New York 11,020 1.23 1.72 (4) $109,700
Texas 6,400 0.55 0.78 (4) $60,740
Pennsylvania 5,840 1.02 1.43 (4) $70,990
Massachusetts 4,790 1.41 1.98 (4) $96,110



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)
Massachusetts 4,790 1.41 1.98 (4) $96,110
Rhode Island 630 1.34 1.88 (4) $73,490
Vermont 390 1.29 1.81 (4) $60,410
New York 11,020 1.23 1.72 (4) $109,700
Utah 1,510 1.14 1.60 (4) $66,390



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 11,020 1.23 1.72 (4) $109,700
Massachusetts 4,790 1.41 1.98 (4) $96,110
California 14,600 0.94 1.32 (4) $88,090
New Hampshire 570 0.90 1.27 (4) $87,200
Maryland 1,600 0.61 0.86 (4) $84,800




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 6,620 1.02 1.43 (4) $110,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,660 1.13 1.59 (4) $86,710
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,520 2.00 2.80 (4) $97,380
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,740 2.69 3.77 (4) $88,960
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,110 1.56 2.19 (4) $94,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,020 2.29 3.22 (4) $70,670
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.45 0.62 (4) $80,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,480 0.51 0.71 (4) $70,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.57 0.80 (4) $77,190
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,340 1.31 1.84 (4) $92,790



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)
Harrisonburg, VA 230 3.86 5.41 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 650 3.17 4.45 (4) $81,350
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,740 2.69 3.77 (4) $88,960
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 350 2.56 3.59 (4) $71,960
Manchester, NH 270 2.53 3.54 (8) (8)
State College, PA 160 2.33 3.26 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,020 2.29 3.22 (4) $70,670
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 270 2.10 2.94 (8) (8)
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 110 2.10 2.95 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,520 2.00 2.80 (4) $97,380