Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2032) 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)
962,820 1.0 % (4) $60,440 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,800 $45,520 $57,200 $73,050 $91,190
  (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 952,120 11.39 (4) $60,490
Employment Services 2,380 0.07 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,980 0.07 (4) $54,550
Educational Support Services 950 0.57 (4) $52,570
State Government (OES Designation) 910 0.04 (4) $51,430

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 952,120 11.39 (4) $60,490
Educational Support Services 950 0.57 (4) $52,570
Religious Organizations 780 0.41 (4) $66,310
Other Residential Care Facilities 450 0.27 (4) $45,660
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 240 0.07 (4) $45,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations 780 0.41 (4) $66,310
Elementary and Secondary Schools 952,120 11.39 (4) $60,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 (4) $58,030
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 90 0.04 (4) $57,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,980 0.07 (4) $54,550


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 103,650 8.96 1.28 (4) $53,640
California 97,260 6.28 0.90 (4) $74,770
New York 64,200 7.15 1.02 (4) $79,720
Pennsylvania 47,270 8.28 1.19 (4) $64,380
Illinois 44,440 7.59 1.09 (4) $69,300



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)
Missouri 26,470 9.76 1.40 (4) $47,960
Maine 5,580 9.43 1.35 (4) $51,480
Vermont 2,830 9.33 1.34 (4) $54,240
Texas 103,650 8.96 1.28 (4) $53,640
Rhode Island 4,130 8.76 1.25 (4) $66,580



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,290 7.00 1.00 (4) $80,550
New York 64,200 7.15 1.02 (4) $79,720
Connecticut 14,060 8.47 1.21 (4) $75,190
California 97,260 6.28 0.90 (4) $74,770
New Jersey 32,170 8.23 1.18 (4) $74,070




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 40,590 6.26 0.90 (4) $82,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,170 7.11 1.02 (4) $76,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 24,010 6.72 0.96 (4) $74,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 22,930 7.83 1.12 (4) $57,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,080 7.33 1.05 (4) $55,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 13,910 5.75 0.82 (4) $73,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,300 5.36 0.77 (4) $56,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,650 6.73 0.96 (4) $67,200
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 12,020 9.42 1.35 (4) $101,950
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 11,570 8.80 1.26 (4) $64,400