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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
11,750 2.0 % (4) $ 104,710 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,280 $ 66,790 $ 94,520 $ 130,640 $ 179,490
  (4)

Industry profile for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,500 0.28 (4) $ 105,190
Junior Colleges 3,100 0.45 (4) $ 102,440
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 (4) $ 146,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 3,100 0.45 (4) $ 102,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,500 0.28 (4) $ 105,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 (4) $ 146,470

Top paying industries for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) (4) $ 146,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,500 0.28 (4) $ 105,190
Junior Colleges 3,100 0.45 (4) $ 102,440


Geographic profile for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

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





States with the highest employment level in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,370 0.27 3.23 (4) $ 118,060
California 1,320 0.08 0.95 (4) $ 124,930
Texas 920 0.08 0.90 (4) $ 94,310
Pennsylvania 850 0.15 1.81 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 490 0.15 1.74 (4) $ 135,500




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 320 0.56 6.66 (4) $ 95,710
New York 2,370 0.27 3.23 (4) $ 118,060
Maine 120 0.22 2.57 (4) $ 89,730
Montana 80 0.18 2.15 (4) $ 96,620
Wyoming 40 0.16 1.87 (4) $ 99,000




Top paying states for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 155,350
Massachusetts 490 0.15 1.74 (4) $ 135,500
Utah 90 0.06 0.74 (4) $ 128,200
California 1,320 0.08 0.95 (4) $ 124,930
New York 2,370 0.27 3.23 (4) $ 118,060





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences 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 1,370 0.16 1.84 (4) $ 124,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.10 1.15 (4) $ 138,440
Rochester, NY 400 0.84 9.98 (4) $ 98,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 300 0.11 1.35 (4) $ 147,900
Urban Honolulu, HI 290 0.70 8.35 (4) $ 98,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.10 1.23 (4) $ 100,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 280 0.06 0.76 (4) $ 75,200
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 270 0.63 7.48 (4) $ 132,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 220 0.08 0.89 (4) $ 86,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 200 0.07 0.78 (4) $ 121,780




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 130 1.22 14.49 (4) $ 135,290
Rochester, NY 400 0.84 9.98 (4) $ 98,800
Urban Honolulu, HI 290 0.70 8.35 (4) $ 98,770
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 270 0.63 7.48 (4) $ 132,160
Erie, PA 50 0.40 4.70 (8) (8)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 80 0.34 3.99 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.33 3.89 (4) $ 120,430
Springfield, MA-CT 100 0.33 3.89 (8) (8)
Tucson, AZ 100 0.27 3.18 (4) $ 114,960
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.25 2.97 (4) $ 129,090




Top paying metropolitan areas for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 300 0.11 1.35 (4) $ 147,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.10 1.15 (4) $ 138,440
College Station-Bryan, TX 130 1.22 14.49 (4) $ 135,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.09 1.08 (4) $ 132,980
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 270 0.63 7.48 (4) $ 132,160
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.25 2.97 (4) $ 129,090
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.13 1.50 (4) $ 127,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,370 0.16 1.84 (4) $ 124,300
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.46 (4) $ 124,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 200 0.07 0.78 (4) $ 121,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences 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 5.37 (4) $ 84,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.81 (4) $ 61,170
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.35 (4) $ 70,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences 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 5.37 (4) $ 84,540
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.35 (4) $ 70,380
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.81 (4) $ 61,170

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences 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 5.37 (4) $ 84,540
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.35 (4) $ 70,380
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.81 (4) $ 61,170


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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