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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Education, Training, and Library Occupations

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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Education, Training, and Library Occupations

Here is some helpful information on the top five paying careers in the field of Education, Training, and Library Occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States.  

These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.  The estimates do not include self-employed workers. Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hour’s figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data. 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.

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the following jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Education, Training, and Library Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. Each statistic includes an annual mean wage estimate.

Law Teachers, Postsecondary: $109,150

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

Industries:

Colleges and Universities: $112,320
Junior Colleges: $67,990

Top Paying:

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $112,320
Junior Colleges: $67,990

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

District of Columbia: $115,810
Mississippi: $92,390
Connecticut: $100,580
Massachusetts: $110,690

Top Paying:

North Dakota: $142,570
Maryland: $126,790
Louisiana: $125,450 
Utah: $125,410
Michigan: $123,140

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Lansing-East Lansing, MI: $116,140
Provo-Orem, UT : $125,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: $112,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $116,630

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Baton Rouge, LA: $132,180 
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN: $130,560 
Provo-Orem, UT: $125,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: $123,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $116,630

 

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary: $103,340

Teach courses in health specialties, such as veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, therapy, laboratory technology, and public health. List excludes "Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary" and "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" who teach medical science.

Industries:

Colleges and Universities: $112,070
Junior Colleges: $64,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $89,340
Technical and Trade Schools: $59,950
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training: $102,990

Top Paying:

Scientific Research and Development Services: $154,370
Educational Support Services: $143,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $112,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals: $105,330
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training: $102,990

States with the Laargest Number of Workers:

Missouri: $102,310
Maryland: $112,570
Nebraska: $85,920
New York: $127,850

Top Paying:

Massachusetts: $138,940
Iowa: $129,820
Michigan: $127,880
New York: $127,850
Arizona: $125,350

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Gainesville, FL: $129,620
Madison, WI: $80,530
St. Louis, MO-IL: $101,770
Baltimore-Towson, MD: $121,380

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Jacksonville, FL: $163,380
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $146,560
Salt Lake City, UT : $137,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $133,450
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division: $132,710

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary: $92,970

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Include teachers of subjects, such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.

Industries:

Colleges and Universities: $95,440
Junior Colleges: $74,370
 

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Montana: $62,970
Ohio: $88,930
Michigan: $91,730
Alabama: $79,400
Utah: $90,070

Top Paying:

Rhode Island: $113,730
Massachusetts: $107,950
Pennsylvania: $106,690
New Hampshire: $104,970

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

College Station-Bryan, TX: $89,110
Rochester, NY: $116,750
Dayton, OH: $77,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $109,610

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary: $89,320

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

Industries:

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $94,080
Junior Colleges: $67,150

Top Paying:

Universities, Colleges, and Professional Schools: $94,080
Junior Colleges: $67,150

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Raleigh-Cary, NC: $118,690
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division: $116,960 
Rochester, NY: $116,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA: $115,890
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA: $112,030

States with the Largest Number of Workers: 

District of Columbia: $87,570
Vermont: $71,100
Massachusetts: $108,550
Rhode Island: $127,060
New Hampshire: $130,410

Top Paying:

New Hampshire: $130,410
Rhode Island: $127,060
Arizona: $117,260
New Jersey: $112,060
Massachusetts: $108,550

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Salinas, CA: $86,140
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC: $99,840
Worcester, MA-CT: $86,380
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT: $80,770

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Rochester, NY: $138,380
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division: $129,300
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA: $127,060 
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $120,920
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN: $120,660

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary: $87,220

Teach courses in biological sciences. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.

Industries:

Universities and Colleges: $91,440
Junior Colleges: $66,350
Scientific Research and Development Services: $116,450

Top Paying:

Scientific Research and Development Services: $116,450

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Alabama: $109,990
Hawaii: $95,520
Texas: $115,170
Connecticut: $86,390
Massachusetts: $106,780

Top Paying:

Texas: $115,170
Alabama: $109,990
Massachusetts: $106,780
Hawaii: $95,520
New York: $90,800

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Worcester, MA-CT: $84,590
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA: $73,950
Honolulu, HI: $99,860
Provo-Orem, UT: $78,780

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $121,740
El Paso, TX: $119,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $107,960 
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA: $106,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX: $102,750

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

Copyright Information: “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a Federal government agency and everything that we publish, both in hard copy and electronically, is in the public domain, except for previously copyrighted photographs and illustrations. You are free to use our public domain material without specific permission, although we do ask that you cite the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the source.” 

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