Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). 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)
30,120 2.3 % (4) $69,520 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,000 $45,630 $61,380 $82,980 $118,530
  (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 20,550 0.69 (4) $70,330
Junior Colleges 6,570 0.87 (4) $74,440
Other Schools and Instruction 2,900 0.74 (4) $53,340

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 6,570 0.87 (4) $74,440
Other Schools and Instruction 2,900 0.74 (4) $53,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,550 0.69 (4) $70,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,570 0.87 (4) $74,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,550 0.69 (4) $70,330
Other Schools and Instruction 2,900 0.74 (4) $53,340
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $47,900


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 3,620 0.23 1.07 (4) $85,370
New York 3,280 0.36 1.67 (4) $84,220
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.40 1.82 (4) $71,420
Texas 2,130 0.18 0.84 (4) $58,010
Virginia 1,310 0.36 1.63 (4) $54,970



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)
District of Columbia 770 1.15 5.24 (4) $65,020
Vermont 320 1.07 4.89 (4) $67,040
Hawaii 290 0.47 2.15 (4) $60,780
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.40 1.82 (4) $71,420
Virginia 1,310 0.36 1.63 (4) $54,970



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,620 0.23 1.07 (4) $85,370
New York 3,280 0.36 1.67 (4) $84,220
Massachusetts 1,000 0.29 1.35 (4) $82,940
New Jersey 660 0.17 0.78 (4) $78,380
Utah 280 0.21 0.98 (4) $78,280




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 2,020 0.31 1.43 (4) $91,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.57 2.61 (4) $60,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.33 1.52 (4) $84,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 920 1.04 4.78 (4) $73,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 640 0.37 1.67 (4) $82,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 540 0.15 0.69 (4) $67,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 520 0.18 0.81 (4) $64,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 380 0.34 1.58 (4) $52,270
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 370 0.27 1.25 (4) $74,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.15 0.67 (4) $60,750



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 1.74 7.96 (4) $97,850
Harrisonburg, VA 100 1.70 7.79 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 920 1.04 4.78 (4) $73,090
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 130 1.02 4.65 (8) (8)
Waco, TX 90 0.83 3.80 (8) (8)
Utica-Rome, NY 100 0.83 3.78 (4) $72,610
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.78 3.56 (4) $70,480
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.68 3.10 (4) $79,850
Urban Honolulu, HI 280 0.61 2.79 (4) $60,650
Lynchburg, VA 60 0.61 2.79 (4) $70,970



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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 0.60 (4) $119,240
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.17 0.79 (4) $109,190
Ithaca, NY 90 1.74 7.96 (4) $97,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.12 0.54 (4) $95,170
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.18 0.81 (4) $93,400
Springfield, MA-CT 170 0.55 2.51 (4) $92,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.31 1.43 (4) $91,970
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.10 0.45 (4) $91,710
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 70 0.24 1.09 (4) $85,120
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $84,840

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.29 1.35 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 3.80 (4) $84,810
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 1.37 (4) $61,430
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.35 1.58 (4) $50,720
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.91 (4) $62,530

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)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 3.80 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 3.80 (4) $84,810
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 1.99 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 1.98 (4) $47,600
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.91 (4) $62,530

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 3.80 (4) $84,810
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 1.12 (4) $73,460
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 1.20 (4) $70,040
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.67 (4) $69,960
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 1.33 (4) $66,620


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