Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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)
4,140 2.7 % (4) $84,660 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,120 $56,740 $76,810 $101,680 $134,010
  (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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,260 0.11 (4) $83,990
Junior Colleges 880 0.12 (4) $86,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 880 0.12 (4) $86,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,260 0.11 (4) $83,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 880 0.12 (4) $86,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,260 0.11 (4) $83,990


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)
Pennsylvania 320 0.06 1.91 (4) $80,760
California 310 0.02 0.67 (8) (8)
New York 250 0.03 0.91 (4) $83,670
Texas 230 0.02 0.67 (4) $87,180
Ohio 200 0.04 1.30 (4) $92,880




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)
Vermont 50 0.15 5.03 (4) $75,640
Montana 40 0.10 3.24 (4) $72,450
Maryland 190 0.07 2.40 (4) $84,880
Hawaii 50 0.07 2.45 (4) $75,340
Pennsylvania 320 0.06 1.91 (4) $80,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 80 0.01 0.33 (4) $112,830
Iowa 30 0.02 0.70 (4) $99,100
Massachusetts 190 0.05 1.86 (4) $95,470
New Mexico 30 0.04 1.41 (4) $94,080
Ohio 200 0.04 1.30 (4) $92,880





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 3.30 (4) $85,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.62 (4) $91,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.95 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 2.66 (4) $88,760
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 70 0.05 1.66 (4) $62,580
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 2.08 (4) $79,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.51 (4) $80,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.97 (4) $80,210
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.19 6.28 (4) $84,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.90 (4) $83,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.19 6.28 (4) $84,330
Colorado Springs, CO 30 0.12 4.22 (4) $56,410
Springfield, MA-CT 30 0.10 3.33 (4) $73,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 3.30 (4) $85,490
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 2.63 (4) $80,020
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 2.66 (4) $88,760
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 2.08 (4) $79,330
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 70 0.05 1.66 (4) $62,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.90 (4) $83,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.97 (4) $80,210




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $102,900
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.62 (4) $91,930
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 2.66 (4) $88,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 3.30 (4) $85,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.39 (4) $84,350
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.19 6.28 (4) $84,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.90 (4) $83,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.51 (4) $80,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.97 (4) $80,210
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 2.63 (4) $80,020


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017