Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial, and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.


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)
Wage RSE (3)
119,800 1.8 % $26.09 $54,260 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.26 $17.79 $23.79 $31.76 $42.75
Annual Wage (2) $27,590 $37,010 $49,470 $66,070 $88,910


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)
Junior Colleges 47,080 6.22 $27.20 $56,580
Technical and Trade Schools 45,670 32.20 $24.95 $51,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,140 0.37 $24.72 $51,410
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 5,460 7.53 $27.10 $56,380
State Government (OES Designation) 3,400 0.15 $27.31 $56,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 45,670 32.20 $24.95 $51,890
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 5,460 7.53 $27.10 $56,380
Junior Colleges 47,080 6.22 $27.20 $56,580
Other Schools and Instruction 2,070 0.53 $24.57 $51,110
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,500 0.46 $19.57 $40,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 50 0.03 $40.53 $84,300
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 230 0.01 $40.05 $83,300
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $38.08 $79,210
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 320 0.03 $36.73 $76,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $35.76 $74,390


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 13,840 0.89 1.03 $31.33 $65,160
Texas 11,500 0.99 1.14 $26.17 $54,440
Florida 6,480 0.82 0.94 $25.24 $52,500
North Carolina 6,480 1.57 1.81 $25.21 $52,440
New York 5,520 0.61 0.71 $31.37 $65,240



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)
Utah 2,460 1.85 2.13 $22.66 $47,140
Washington 5,140 1.72 1.98 $27.85 $57,940
North Carolina 6,480 1.57 1.81 $25.21 $52,440
Idaho 990 1.53 1.77 $19.60 $40,780
Kentucky 2,690 1.47 1.69 $24.29 $50,520



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 290 0.62 0.71 $33.77 $70,250
Alaska 230 0.69 0.80 $33.76 $70,230
Wisconsin 1,800 0.65 0.75 $31.76 $66,070
New York 5,520 0.61 0.71 $31.37 $65,240
California 13,840 0.89 1.03 $31.33 $65,160




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,600 1.23 1.42 $30.72 $63,900
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,240 0.50 0.58 $32.26 $67,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.75 0.87 $29.92 $62,240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,090 0.87 1.00 $24.24 $50,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,530 1.35 1.55 $22.35 $46,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,460 1.60 1.85 $29.77 $61,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,000 0.80 0.93 $23.54 $48,960
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.16 1.34 $34.26 $71,250
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.55 1.78 $30.03 $62,460
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,480 1.12 1.29 $22.95 $47,730