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

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level. Excludes “Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School” (25-2032), “Special Education Teachers” (25-2050), and “Substitute Teachers, Short-Term” (25-3031).


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

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

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,020,240 1.0 % (4) $ 69,530 0.5 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,090 $ 48,830 $ 61,820 $ 78,780 $ 100,310
  (4)

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

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Secondary 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 1,010,710 12.49 (4) $ 69,580
Educational Support Services 1,840 0.94 (4) $ 61,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,610 0.05 (4) $ 60,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,380 0.03 (4) $ 56,920
Religious Organizations 1,010 0.56 (4) $ 59,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Secondary 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 1,010,710 12.49 (4) $ 69,580
Educational Support Services 1,840 0.94 (4) $ 61,430
Religious Organizations 1,010 0.56 (4) $ 59,110
Other Residential Care Facilities 250 0.16 (4) $ 50,190
Other Schools and Instruction 510 0.13 (4) $ 52,010

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 810 0.04 (4) $ 97,660
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $ 72,660
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,010,710 12.49 (4) $ 69,580
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 80 0.03 (4) $ 61,760
Educational Support Services 1,840 0.94 (4) $ 61,430


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

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



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


States with the highest employment level in Secondary 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 102,360 8.37 1.16 (4) $ 60,470
California 91,340 5.53 0.76 (4) $ 94,600
New York 74,510 8.60 1.19 (4) $ 92,660
Ohio 58,040 11.16 1.54 (4) $ 71,180
Pennsylvania 53,780 9.63 1.33 (4) $ 73,800


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


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Secondary 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)
Mississippi 12,840 11.65 1.61 (4) $ 48,030
Rhode Island 5,160 11.28 1.56 (4) $ 72,270
Ohio 58,040 11.16 1.54 (4) $ 71,180
Oklahoma 16,700 10.72 1.48 (4) $ 55,950
Arkansas 11,950 10.03 1.39 (4) $ 53,570


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


Top paying states for Secondary 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)
California 91,340 5.53 0.76 (4) $ 94,600
New York 74,510 8.60 1.19 (4) $ 92,660
Massachusetts 24,900 7.33 1.01 (4) $ 85,360
Washington 13,670 4.26 0.59 (4) $ 85,260
Connecticut 15,370 9.77 1.35 (4) $ 79,530



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


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Secondary 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 75,550 8.71 1.20 (4) $ 94,960
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 29,490 6.97 0.96 (4) $ 78,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 28,130 7.84 1.08 (4) $ 62,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 25,830 9.73 1.34 (4) $ 74,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 25,220 4.41 0.61 (4) $ 96,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 22,570 7.79 1.08 (4) $ 63,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 18,240 6.22 0.86 (4) $ 86,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 18,000 6.96 0.96 (4) $ 86,600
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 16,360 6.67 0.92 (4) $ 69,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 12,800 6.05 0.83 (4) $ 58,220


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


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Secondary 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)
East Stroudsburg, PA 1,040 19.59 2.71 (4) $ 76,090
Springfield, OH 840 18.83 2.60 (4) $ 69,000
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 4,700 17.96 2.48 (4) $ 59,020
Mansfield, OH 820 17.19 2.37 (4) $ 67,530
Merced, CA 1,090 15.21 2.10 (4) $ 93,220
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 760 14.50 2.00 (4) $ 55,240
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,990 14.11 1.95 (4) $ 54,990
Lebanon, PA 690 14.09 1.95 (4) $ 69,270
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 2,720 14.08 1.94 (4) $ 74,740
Toledo, OH 3,830 13.76 1.90 (4) $ 69,160