Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School " (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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)
632,760 1.4 % (4) $58,760 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,350 $44,800 $55,860 $70,480 $87,060
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 628,760 7.52 (4) $58,800
Employment Services 2,680 0.07 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 410 0.22 (4) $58,400
Individual and Family Services 290 0.02 (4) $50,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 (4) $52,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 628,760 7.52 (4) $58,800
Religious Organizations 410 0.22 (4) $58,400
Employment Services 2,680 0.07 (8) (8)
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.05 (4) $43,530
Individual and Family Services 290 0.02 (4) $50,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 70 0.02 (4) $64,600
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) (4) $59,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools 628,760 7.52 (4) $58,800
Religious Organizations 410 0.22 (4) $58,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 (4) $52,690


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)
Texas 71,030 6.14 1.34 (4) $53,080
California 49,750 3.21 0.70 (4) $69,020
New York 40,990 4.56 0.99 (4) $77,130
Illinois 34,590 5.91 1.29 (4) $66,480
Florida 32,090 4.05 0.88 (4) $48,200



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 Hampshire 3,960 6.23 1.36 (4) $57,730
Texas 71,030 6.14 1.34 (4) $53,080
Georgia 25,120 6.11 1.33 (4) $54,390
Delaware 2,650 6.11 1.33 (4) $59,460
Ohio 31,430 5.95 1.30 (4) $58,130



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,370 4.19 0.91 (4) $79,760
New York 40,990 4.56 0.99 (4) $77,130
Connecticut 9,770 5.89 1.28 (4) $76,710
Massachusetts 18,530 5.45 1.19 (4) $71,090
New Jersey 23,150 5.93 1.29 (4) $69,930




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 31,010 4.79 1.04 (4) $75,790
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 23,090 6.47 1.41 (4) $70,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,680 5.69 1.24 (4) $57,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,590 5.88 1.28 (4) $54,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,330 5.72 1.25 (4) $54,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,830 2.88 0.63 (4) $68,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,130 3.78 0.82 (4) $72,700
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,530 4.84 1.05 (4) $73,940
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 8,230 8.07 1.76 (4) $56,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,970 4.24 0.92 (4) $64,530