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

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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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