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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level. Excludes “Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School” (25-2023), “Special Education Teachers” (25-2050), and “Substitute Teachers, Short Term” (25-3031).


National estimates for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Industry profile for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Geographic profile for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

National estimates for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
592,000 1.8 % (4) $ 66,880 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 45,510 $ 48,540 $ 61,320 $ 77,640 $ 99,470
  (4)

Industry profile for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 590,400 7.30 (4) $ 66,910
Religious Organizations 300 0.17 (4) $ 48,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 (4) $ 60,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 160 0.00 (4) $ 62,900
Other Residential Care Facilities 140 0.10 (4) $ 44,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 590,400 7.30 (4) $ 66,910
Religious Organizations 300 0.17 (4) $ 48,020
Other Residential Care Facilities 140 0.10 (4) $ 44,370
Other Schools and Instruction 130 0.03 (4) $ 43,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 (4) $ 60,730

Top paying industries for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 590,400 7.30 (4) $ 66,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 160 (7) (4) $ 62,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 (4) $ 60,730
Individual and Family Services 40 (7) (4) $ 60,320
Religious Organizations 300 0.17 (4) $ 48,020


Geographic profile for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 65,830 5.38 1.28 (4) $ 59,080
California 37,600 2.27 0.54 (4) $ 92,350
New York 34,810 4.02 0.96 (4) $ 94,690
Florida 32,700 3.80 0.90 (4) $ 60,280
Pennsylvania 26,680 4.78 1.14 (4) $ 68,850


Map of location quotient of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 4,460 6.79 1.62 (4) $ 50,190
New Jersey 24,980 6.49 1.54 (4) $ 74,390
Alabama 11,060 5.74 1.37 (4) $ 54,870
Georgia 24,990 5.71 1.36 (4) $ 64,460
Maine 3,330 5.63 1.34 (4) $ 59,760


Map of annual mean wages of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 34,810 4.02 0.96 (4) $ 94,690
California 37,600 2.27 0.54 (4) $ 92,350
Massachusetts 13,730 4.05 0.96 (4) $ 85,740
Washington 10,230 3.19 0.76 (4) $ 83,460
Connecticut 7,790 4.95 1.18 (4) $ 82,790



Map of employment of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

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 42,140 4.86 1.16 (4) $ 92,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,220 4.30 1.02 (4) $ 70,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 16,990 4.74 1.13 (4) $ 61,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,880 5.83 1.39 (4) $ 62,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 16,320 5.56 1.32 (4) $ 87,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 14,740 5.55 1.32 (4) $ 68,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,410 5.57 1.33 (4) $ 69,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,860 2.07 0.49 (4) $ 93,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 11,100 4.53 1.08 (4) $ 68,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,920 3.84 0.91 (4) $ 85,940


Map of location quotient of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 2,540 9.70 2.31 (4) $ 56,730
Janesville-Beloit, WI 580 9.02 2.15 (4) $ 61,280
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,240 8.75 2.08 (4) $ 53,750
East Stroudsburg, PA 440 8.28 1.97 (4) $ 74,850
Killeen-Temple, TX 1,150 8.23 1.96 (4) $ 59,430
St. George, UT 620 8.17 1.94 (4) $ 54,960
Erie, PA 920 8.02 1.91 (4) $ 60,330
Sumter, SC 280 8.01 1.91 (4) $ 52,270
Sherman-Denison, TX 370 7.78 1.85 (4) $ 57,700
Laredo, TX 760 7.77 1.85 (4) $ 55,600