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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
32,230 1.8 % (4) $ 98,680 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 44,240 $ 60,330 $ 85,540 $ 124,370 $ 170,270
  (4)

Industry profile for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,370 0.70 (4) $ 103,140
Junior Colleges 9,680 1.42 (4) $ 86,630
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 390 0.55 (4) $ 169,100
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.26 (4) $ 82,890
Educational Support Services 110 0.06 (4) $ 105,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 9,680 1.42 (4) $ 86,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,370 0.70 (4) $ 103,140
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 390 0.55 (4) $ 169,100
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.26 (4) $ 82,890
Educational Support Services 110 0.06 (4) $ 105,380

Top paying industries for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 390 0.55 (4) $ 169,100
Educational Support Services 110 0.06 (4) $ 105,380
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,370 0.70 (4) $ 103,140
Junior Colleges 9,680 1.42 (4) $ 86,630
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.26 (4) $ 82,890


Geographic profile for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 3,420 0.39 1.70 (4) $ 115,000
Texas 3,000 0.25 1.07 (4) $ 90,340
California 2,050 0.12 0.54 (4) $ 136,640
Pennsylvania 1,770 0.32 1.39 (4) $ 107,200
Virginia 1,740 0.47 2.03 (4) $ 101,210




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 1,740 0.47 2.03 (4) $ 101,210
Rhode Island 180 0.41 1.76 (4) $ 101,920
New York 3,420 0.39 1.70 (4) $ 115,000
West Virginia 250 0.39 1.68 (4) $ 63,010
Maryland 940 0.37 1.60 (4) $ 103,680




Top paying states for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,050 0.12 0.54 (4) $ 136,640
Massachusetts 1,010 0.30 1.30 (4) $ 115,610
New York 3,420 0.39 1.70 (4) $ 115,000
District of Columbia 230 0.34 1.45 (4) $ 112,270
Utah 430 0.29 1.24 (4) $ 110,840





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,910 0.33 1.42 (4) $ 115,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,090 0.36 1.56 (4) $ 130,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,020 0.28 1.22 (4) $ 88,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 950 0.35 1.52 (4) $ 92,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 810 0.14 0.60 (4) $ 153,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 740 0.35 1.51 (4) $ 89,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 720 0.24 1.05 (4) $ 92,860
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 700 0.16 0.69 (4) $ 91,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 660 0.25 1.09 (4) $ 118,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 560 0.43 1.88 (4) $ 93,560




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 310 4.75 20.48 (8) (8)
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 180 2.02 8.73 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 130 1.01 4.34 (8) (8)
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 0.99 4.26 (4) $ 150,480
Utica-Rome, NY 90 0.76 3.29 (4) $ 76,370
Provo-Orem, UT 190 0.74 3.20 (4) $ 109,050
Syracuse, NY 200 0.71 3.08 (4) $ 83,180
Rochester, NY 330 0.68 2.95 (4) $ 109,850
Bismarck, ND 40 0.61 2.63 (4) $ 79,670
Springfield, MA-CT 180 0.59 2.54 (4) $ 119,320




Top paying metropolitan areas for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 810 0.14 0.60 (4) $ 153,430
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 0.99 4.26 (4) $ 150,480
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 270 0.19 0.82 (4) $ 143,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.40 (4) $ 137,960
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.20 0.88 (4) $ 137,240
Pittsburgh, PA 500 0.47 2.02 (4) $ 136,420
Madison, WI 160 0.43 1.86 (4) $ 131,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,090 0.36 1.56 (4) $ 130,690
Ann Arbor, MI 120 0.58 2.52 (4) $ 121,220
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.22 0.93 (4) $ 120,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 1.96 (4) $ 58,830
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 2.96 (4) $ 86,890
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 2.15 (4) $ 59,230
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 2.97 (4) $ 57,080
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.60 (4) $ 82,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 3.01 (4) $ 87,010
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 2.97 (4) $ 57,080
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 2.96 (4) $ 86,890
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 2.67 (4) $ 95,990
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 2.28 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.92 (4) $ 153,230
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.65 (4) $ 104,660
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 98,770
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 2.67 (4) $ 95,990
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.74 (4) $ 90,820


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021