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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
3,720 3.8 % (4) $ 87,160 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 45,920 $ 64,150 $ 82,330 $ 105,810 $ 136,240
  (4)

Industry profile for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,140 0.10 (4) $ 85,770
Junior Colleges 580 0.08 (4) $ 94,720

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,140 0.10 (4) $ 85,770
Junior Colleges 580 0.08 (4) $ 94,720

Top paying industries for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 580 0.08 (4) $ 94,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,140 0.10 (4) $ 85,770


Geographic profile for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

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





States with the highest employment level in Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 230 0.01 0.53 (4) $ 119,030
Pennsylvania 230 0.04 1.55 (4) $ 84,050
Virginia 220 0.06 2.21 (4) $ 80,660
Texas 200 0.02 0.61 (4) $ 91,550
Ohio 190 0.04 1.39 (4) $ 89,560




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 80 0.12 4.62 (4) $ 51,720
Colorado 180 0.07 2.68 (4) $ 79,810
Utah 90 0.06 2.32 (4) $ 81,470
Maryland 160 0.06 2.32 (4) $ 99,580
Virginia 220 0.06 2.21 (4) $ 80,660




Top paying states for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 230 0.01 0.53 (4) $ 119,030
Massachusetts 190 0.06 2.08 (4) $ 101,060
Maryland 160 0.06 2.32 (4) $ 99,580
Michigan 90 0.02 0.87 (4) $ 96,460
New York 160 0.02 0.70 (4) $ 91,940





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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.06 2.15 (4) $ 84,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150 0.05 1.89 (4) $ 106,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 90 0.02 0.57 (4) $ 133,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80 0.02 0.69 (4) $ 83,360
Austin-Round Rock, TX 80 0.07 2.68 (4) $ 103,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.28 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.56 (8) (8)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.44 (4) $ 82,270
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 4.21 (4) $ 96,280
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.05 2.05 (4) $ 83,250




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 4.21 (4) $ 96,280
Austin-Round Rock, TX 80 0.07 2.68 (4) $ 103,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.06 2.15 (4) $ 84,100
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.05 2.05 (4) $ 83,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150 0.05 1.89 (4) $ 106,760
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 1.88 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.56 (8) (8)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.44 (4) $ 82,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.26 (4) $ 86,460
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 1.24 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Geography 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 90 0.02 0.57 (4) $ 133,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150 0.05 1.89 (4) $ 106,760
Austin-Round Rock, TX 80 0.07 2.68 (4) $ 103,790
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 102,880
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 96,980
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 4.21 (4) $ 96,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.61 (4) $ 95,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.26 (4) $ 86,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.06 2.15 (4) $ 84,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80 0.02 0.69 (4) $ 83,360


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

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021