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Overview

Distinct Groups (64): https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes250000.htm
Employment: 8,636,430
Mean Hourly Wage: $26.21
Mean Annual Wage: $54,520
Largest Employment Category—Elementary School Teachers--1,392,660
Smallest Employment Category—Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers—1,750
Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here

 

The Education, Training, and Library occupation profiles compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in May 2016 and modified in March 2017) include specific information about 64 distinct occupational job types

Explore the qualifications and nature of each job type through links on this page and throughout the site. 

Within this occupational group, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has designated the following job types as having a Bright Outlook status, meaning they are projected to display “Rapid Growth” and/or “Numerous Job Openings” during the period between 2016-2026. “Rapid Growth” means the category is projected to grow faster than average (employment increase of 10% or more), and “Numerous Job Openings” is defined as projected to have 100,000 or more job openings during this time period.

The following job types are anticipated to have employment increases of 15% or more between 2016-2026:

Health Specialties Teachers, Post-Secondary Rapid Growth 26% Video
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 24% Video
Business Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 18% Video
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 15% Video
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 15% Video
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 15% Video
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Rapid Growth 15% or higher Video

The following job types are anticipated to have Numerous Job Openings between 2016-2026:

Teacher Assistants Numerous Job Openings 147,900 (annual) Video
Elementary School Teachers Numerous Job Openings 112,800 Video

For the entire Bright Outlook list, see here.

Fast Facts: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) estimates that 8,636,430 are employed in this occupational group earning the “mean annual wage” (as defined below) of $54,520.

If you are interested in assessing long-term trends and comparing the Bureau’s annual surveys beginning in 1988 see here

In general, the “mean” is the sum of the total values (e.g., wages) in the data set or survey divided by number of values (while the “median” is the middle value in same the sequence. The term “mean annual wage” (or “MAW”) is calculated by multiplying the mean hourly wage as determined by the BLS by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours. So, for example, the Education, Training, and Library group’s mean hourly wage of $26.21, multiplied by 2,080, results in the mean annual wage of $54,520.

Did you know?  The top paying metropolitan areas for this job category are in and around large colleges and universities including Ithaca, NY ($91,410), Ann Arbor, MI ($87,310), Iowa City, IA ($79,910) and Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($77,730). At #5, however, is  Fairbanks, AK (with 2,910 individuals making a mean annual wage of $72,560). 

Highest Paid (mean annual wage)

Lowest Paid (from lowest)

For the entire list of mean annual wages for this occupation (from highest to lowest), see here.

Sources: In addition to specific citations noted, supplementary source materials include the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Highest to Lowest Paid Salary (Full List)

By the Numbers: The complete list from the Highest to the Lowest paid:

Job Title (# of members) Annual Mean Wage 
   
1.    Law Teachers, Postsecondary (16,010) $134,530
2.    Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (186,740) $125,430
3.    Economics Teachers, Postsecondary (13,060) $111,520
4.    Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary (38,000) $107,490
5.    Physics Teachers, Postsecondary (14,160) $97,520
6.    Business Teachers, Postsecondary (83,030) $96,770
7.    Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (10,340) $96,630
8.    Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (10,850) $95,900
9.    Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary (16,720) $94,090
10.  Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary (7,370) $92,890
11.  Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary (5,700) $91,940
12.  Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary (1,750) $90,480
13.  Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (50,820) $90,420
14.  Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (32,540) $89,670
15.  Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary (21,250) $89,320
16.  Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary (5,520) $88,880
17.  Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other (13,320) $85,950
18.  Geography Teachers, Postsecondary (4,140) $84,660
19.  Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (9,060) $84,590
20.  Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary (37,640) $84,440
21.  Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (52,020) $82,650
22.  Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary (14,580) $81,600
23.  Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (99,020) $81,050
24.  History Teachers, Postsecondary (21,800) $80,880
25.  Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary (23,180) $77,420
26.  English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (71,270) $76,140
27.  Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (56,210) $75,030
28.  Communications Teachers, Postsecondary (28,180) $74,360
29.  Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary (11,860) $74,280
30.  Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (194,870) $73,990
31.  Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (28,720) $73,750
32.  Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary (2,970) $72,790
33.  Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary (4,870) $72,340
34.  Education Teachers, Postsecondary (58,850) $70,260
35.  Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (17,390) $67,870
36.  Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary (14,620) $67,040
37.  Instructional Coordinators (147,330) $65,500
38.  Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (132,490) $64,020
39.  Special Education Teachers, Middle School (90,250) $61,910
40.  Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education (1,003,250) $61,420
41.  Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School (12,730) $60,350
42.  Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School (190,530) $60,090
43.  Librarians (129,350) $59,870
44.  Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education (626,310) $59,800
45.  Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School (80,100) $59,480
46.  Special Education Teachers, All Other (40,190) $59,450
47.  Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (1,392,660) $59,020
48.  Curators (11,170) $58,910
49.  Special Education Teachers, Preschool (28,140) $56,990
50.  Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (116,430) $55,730
51.  Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (151,290) $55,460
52.  Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors (58,810) $55,140
53.  Archivists (5,760) $54,570
54.  Farm and Home Management Advisors (8,620) $52,150
55.  Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists (10,300) $50,130
56.  Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers (292,950) $47,570
57.  Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (100,640) $46,970
58.  Museum Technicians and Conservators (10,970) $44,780
59.  Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (229,840) $43,150
60.  Graduate Teaching Assistants (135,130) $35,810
61.  Library Technicians (93,410) $34,780
62.  Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (385,550) $33,300
63.  Substitute Teachers (609,960) $30,900
64.  Teacher Assistants (1,263,820) $27,120

 


What's Hot

What’s Hot: Graduate school professors Law Teachers, Postsecondary ($134,530) (not surprising considering the high-paying Legal occupational group) and Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ($125,430) rack up the highest average incomes in the Education, Training, and Library group.

What’s Not: Heading up the Least Paid group: Teacher Assistants ($27,120); Substitute Teachers $30,900), Preschool Teachers (excluding Special Education) ($33,300); Library Technicians ($34,780); and Graduate Teaching Assistants ($35,810) dramatically distance themselves from the next lowest Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ($43,150). Elementary School Teachers (excluding Special Education) (though the largest single occupational category in the group at 1,392,660, are declining in number, from 1,544,270 in 2008).

Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here


GPS Your Career

GPS Your Career: According to the BLS, the States with the highest employment level in the Education, Training, and Library occupational group are:

California (990,420 workers)
Texas (739,040)
New York (691,770)
Florida (417,640)
Illinois (373,290)

States with the highest concentration of jobs are:

Vermont (87.68 per 1,000 jobs)
New Jersey (77.64)
New York  (76.04)
Connecticut (75.27)
Wyoming (73.25) 

The top paying States below. The State of New York makes the Top 5 in all three categories of employment level (691,770 workers), job concentration (76.04 per 1,000 jobs) and top paying ($65,060). 

District of Columbia ($72,330 annual mean wage)
New York  ($65,060)
Massachusetts ($65,870)
Connecticut ($64,220)
Maryland ($63,440)


Education, Training, and Library Occupation Profile Entire Bright Outlook List

Entire Bright Outlook List (Alphabetical)

Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 11% Video
Archivists Rapid Growth 14% Video
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 11% Video
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 12% Video
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 15% Video
Business Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 18% Video
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 13% Video
Curators Rapid Growth 14% Video
Economic Teachers, Post-Secondary Rapid Growth 11% Video
Education Teachers, Postsecondary  Rapid Growth 10%-14% Video
Education, Training, and Library Workers Rapid Growth 10%-14% Video
Elementary School Teachers Numerous Job Openings 112,800 Video
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 15% Video
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 12% Video
Health Specialties Teachers, Post-Secondary Rapid Growth 26% Video
History Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Instructional Coordinators Rapid Growth 11% Video
Law Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 12% Video
Museum Technicians and Conservators Rapid Growth 12% Video
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 24% Video
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 12% Video
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary  Rapid Growth 11% Video
Preschool Teachers Rapid Growth 11% Video
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 15% Video
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Rapid Growth 15% or higher Video
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other Rapid Growth 10% Video
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary Rapid Growth 10% Video
Special Education Teachers, All Other Rapid Growth 10%-14% Video
Special Education, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers Rapid Growth 10%-14% Video
Teacher Assistants Numerous Job Openings  147,900 Video
Teachers and Instructors, All Other Rapid Growth & Numerous Job Openings 10%-14% Video

 


 
 
 
 

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