Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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.


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)
97,500 2.6 % (4) $75,350 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,540 $46,260 $64,300 $88,880 $128,330
  (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 71,050 2.42 (4) $76,350
Junior Colleges 18,970 2.49 (4) $75,460
Other Schools and Instruction 6,960 1.84 (4) $66,260
Technical and Trade Schools 310 0.21 (4) $49,270
Performing Arts Companies 140 0.11 (4) $67,650

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 18,970 2.49 (4) $75,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 71,050 2.42 (4) $76,350
Other Schools and Instruction 6,960 1.84 (4) $66,260
Technical and Trade Schools 310 0.21 (4) $49,270
Performing Arts Companies 140 0.11 (4) $67,650

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 71,050 2.42 (4) $76,350
Junior Colleges 18,970 2.49 (4) $75,460
Performing Arts Companies 140 0.11 (4) $67,650
Other Schools and Instruction 6,960 1.84 (4) $66,260
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $56,860


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 13,830 0.91 1.27 (4) $89,290
New York 11,130 1.26 1.75 (4) $111,960
Texas 5,680 0.51 0.70 (4) $60,990
Pennsylvania 5,220 0.92 1.28 (4) $69,250
Ohio 4,900 0.94 1.30 (4) $73,530



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)
Rhode Island 690 1.48 2.05 (4) $74,040
Vermont 400 1.34 1.86 (4) $63,720
New York 11,130 1.26 1.75 (4) $111,960
District of Columbia 830 1.23 1.70 (4) $76,630
Massachusetts 4,060 1.22 1.70 (4) $84,440



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 11,130 1.26 1.75 (4) $111,960
California 13,830 0.91 1.27 (4) $89,290
Maryland 1,510 0.59 0.82 (4) $86,540
Connecticut 850 0.52 0.72 (4) $84,470
Massachusetts 4,060 1.22 1.70 (4) $84,440




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 5,680 1.05 1.46 (4) $124,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,050 1.00 1.38 (4) $82,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,070 1.71 2.37 (4) $87,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,630 2.42 3.36 (4) $91,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,330 1.25 1.73 (4) $70,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.56 0.78 (4) $62,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,770 1.34 1.85 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.65 0.91 (4) $74,830
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,420 1.40 1.94 (4) $90,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,350 1.28 1.77 (4) $73,660



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 310 6.23 8.64 (4) $72,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,630 2.42 3.36 (4) $91,940
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 280 2.20 3.05 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 430 2.11 2.92 (4) $93,810
Provo-Orem, UT 400 2.07 2.87 (4) $75,920
Dayton, OH 760 2.05 2.84 (4) $75,410
Greeley, CO 190 2.04 2.83 (4) $51,060
Prescott, AZ 110 1.95 2.70 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 180 1.95 2.70 (4) $59,760
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 240 1.86 2.58 (4) $57,700



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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,680 1.05 1.46 (4) $124,260
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.83 1.15 (4) $108,660
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) (4) $104,420
Springfield, MA-CT 170 0.58 0.80 (4) $103,440
Savannah, GA 150 0.97 1.35 (4) $99,900
Rochester, NY 610 1.24 1.72 (4) $97,940
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 50 0.17 0.24 (4) $96,530
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 50 0.38 0.53 (4) $96,360
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 300 0.35 0.48 (4) $94,940
Ann Arbor, MI 430 2.11 2.92 (4) $93,810

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 1.82 2.52 (4) $55,650
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 330 2.06 2.85 (4) $77,180
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 320 1.16 1.60 (4) $73,830
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 300 1.56 2.16 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 270 0.91 1.26 (4) $70,800

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 2.37 3.29 (4) $72,660
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 330 2.06 2.85 (4) $77,180
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 1.82 2.52 (4) $55,650
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.77 2.45 (4) $85,040
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 1.62 2.24 (4) $68,220

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 0.63 (4) $88,010
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.77 2.45 (4) $85,040
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $80,240
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 0.55 (4) $78,460
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 330 2.06 2.85 (4) $77,180


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