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Education & Training career cluster, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School25-2052.00SA*0.63198,100$36,900$58,640
Special Education Teachers, All Other25-2059.00**0.7240,400$31,730$57,670
Law Teachers, Postsecondary25-1112.00SIEProfess.2.1821,100$42,150$126,230
Postsecondary Teachers (all)25-1000.00SDoctorate**$29,300$77,480
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1021.00SICDoctorate0.8843,400$37,570$84,700
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary25-1031.00SADoctorate0.889,100$38,360$84,880
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary25-1032.00SIRDoctorate1.346,000$46,460$104,220
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary25-1041.00SIRDoctorate0.5812,100$46,680$95,280
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1042.00SIDoctorate1.6364,300$41,170$86,830
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1043.00SIRDoctorate0.432,300$45,960$91,030
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary25-1051.00SIDoctorate0.8313,200$42,850$92,540
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary25-1052.00SIRDoctorate1.5426,600$41,800$86,070
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1053.00SIADoctorate0.96,700$44,830$88,570
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1054.00SIDoctorate1.5317,700$45,220$93,950
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1061.00SIDoctorate0.937,500$43,080$85,440
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1062.00SIADoctorate1.4711,600$37,830$81,700
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1063.00SIDoctorate0.9217,300$45,220$106,980
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary25-1064.00SIDoctorate0.935,400$41,250$79,690
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1065.00SEADoctorate0.9721,600$40,150$88,680
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1066.00SIADoctorate1.5647,300$36,630$79,370
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1067.00SIADoctorate1.5520,700$37,030$76,750
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, all other25-1069.00SIDoctorate1.7112,900$36,800$79,820
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary25-1072.00SIDoctorate1.9268,600$41,490$73,150
Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1081.00SAIDoctorate0.975,700$31,430$68,200
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1082.00SICDoctorate0.715,600$42,560$73,030
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary25-1111.00SIDoctorate2.1317,400$33,060$64,460
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary25-1113.00SIDoctorate1.3913,700$32,130$69,030
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary25-1122.00SADoctorate0.9736,000$33,070$70,290
History Teachers, Postsecondary25-1125.00SIADoctorate0.9929,200$36,730$76,670
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary25-1126.00SAIDoctorate1.1430,700$35,280$75,140
Postsecondary Teachers, all other25-1199.00SDoctorate0.93232,300$23,100$71,060
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors21-1012.00SMaster0.82273,400$32,280$56,490
Business Teachers, Postsecondary25-1011.00SEIMaster0.88106,800$35,370$92,220
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1022.00SIAMaster1.6463,500$36,360$77,290
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary25-1071.00SIMaster1.9210,400$41,090$114,510
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary25-1121.00SAMaster1.08120,700$33,450$76,710
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary25-1123.00SAIMaster1.0490,800$34,180$71,210
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary25-1124.00SAIMaster1.137,200$34,000$69,520
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1192.00SIAMaster-1.164,300$32,210$69,090
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1193.00SMaster122,100$29,660$66,090
Curators25-4012.00ECMaster0.7613,100$28,440$56,990
Librarians25-4021.00CSEMaster0.18143,100$33,810$58,930
Instructional Coordinators25-9031.00SIEMaster0.69151,100$35,950$64,870
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/ Program11-9031.00SECBachelor +0.6664,000$28,890$52,760
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School11-9032.00ESCBachelor +0.58240,000$59,070$92,940
Education Administrators, Postsecondary11-9033.00ECSBachelor +0.87175,100$50,240$102,610
Education Administrators, all other11-9039.00*Bachelor +0.437,800$41,810$82,970
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School25-2023.00SACBachelor +0.6613,700$37,130$58,480
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2032.00SBachelor +0.0479,600$38,320$58,170
Graduate Teaching Assistants25-1191.00SCBachelor0.62159,200$17,800$32,510
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education25-2012.00SABachelor0.6159,400$33,940$54,510
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education25-2021.00SACBachelor0.581,358,000$36,190$57,730
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2022.00SABachelor0.58627,500$37,350$58,760
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2031.00SAEBachelor0.58961,600$37,800$60,440
Special Education Teachers, Preschool25-2051.00SABachelor0.925,500$33,400$58,210
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Special Education Teachers, Middle School25-2053.00SABachelor0.5993,000$38,320$60,300
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2054.00SIBachelor0.59134,000$38,890$62,180
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors25-3011.00SAEBachelor0.7177,500$28,870$54,060
Teachers and Instructors, All Other25-3099.00SBachelor0.68982,500**
Education, Training, & Library Workers, all other25-9099.00SBachelor0.73124,000$21,420$44,380
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education25-2011.00SA1,2 year0.67441,000$19,130$32,500
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors39-9031.00SRE1,2 year0.84279,100$18,690$40,970
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1194.00SRwork exp.0.66138,500$27,590$54,260
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers25-3021.00SAEwork exp.1.53348,700$19,050$42,350
Athletes and Sports Competitors27-2021.00RElong OJT0.5813,700$19,910$80,490
Coaches and Scouts27-2022.00SRElong OJT0.59250,600$17,930$40,050
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Interpreters and Translators27-3091.00ASlong OJT2.8761,000$23,160$48,360
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists25-9011.00CRSmod. OJT0.810,000$26,090$48,220
Library Technicians25-4031.00CSEshort OJT0.52101,800$19,420$34,200
Teacher Assistants25-9041.00SCshort OJT0.641,234,100$17,920$26,550
Library Assistants, Clerical43-4121.00CRSshort OJT0.54108,800$17,800$26,580

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in 2014 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States in 2016. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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