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Education & Training career cluster, in The United States of America

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Teachers and Instructors, All Other25-3099.00SBachelor0.68982,500**
Teacher Assistants25-9041.00SCshort OJT0.641,234,100$18,120$27,120
Coaches and Scouts27-2022.00SRElong OJT0.59250,600$18,120$41,000
Library Assistants, Clerical43-4121.00CRSshort OJT0.54108,800$18,220$27,450
Graduate Teaching Assistants25-1191.00SCBachelor0.62159,200$18,340$35,810
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors39-9031.00SRE1,2 year0.84279,100$19,150$42,780
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education25-2011.00SA1,2 year0.67441,000$19,430$33,300
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers25-3021.00SAEwork exp.1.53348,700$19,440$43,150
Athletes and Sports Competitors27-2021.00RElong OJT0.5813,700$19,540$83,730
Library Technicians25-4031.00CSEshort OJT0.52101,800$19,680$34,780
Education, Training, & Library Workers, all other25-9099.00SBachelor0.73124,000$22,180$46,970
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Postsecondary Teachers, all other25-1199.00SDoctorate0.93232,300$24,990$73,990
Interpreters and Translators27-3091.00ASlong OJT2.8761,000$25,370$51,260
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists25-9011.00CRSmod. OJT0.810,000$26,760$50,130
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1193.00SMaster122,100$28,290$67,870
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1194.00SRwork exp.0.66138,500$28,640$55,730
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/ Program11-9031.00SECBachelor +0.6664,000$29,230$52,150
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors25-3011.00SAEBachelor0.7177,500$29,420$55,140
Curators25-4012.00ECMaster0.7613,100$29,700$58,910
Postsecondary Teachers (all)25-1000.00SDoctorate**$31,200$81,880
Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1081.00SAIDoctorate0.975,700$32,280$70,260
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors21-1012.00SMaster0.82273,400$32,400$57,620
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Special Education Teachers, Preschool25-2051.00SABachelor0.925,500$32,980$56,990
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education25-2012.00SABachelor0.6159,400$34,050$55,460
Librarians25-4021.00CSEMaster0.18143,100$34,100$59,870
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary25-1122.00SADoctorate0.9736,000$34,420$74,360
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary25-1113.00SIDoctorate1.3913,700$34,590$74,280
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary25-1111.00SIDoctorate2.1317,400$34,650$67,040
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary25-1121.00SAMaster1.08120,700$34,930$81,050
Special Education Teachers, All Other25-2059.00**0.7240,400$35,160$59,450
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary25-1124.00SAIMaster1.137,200$35,210$73,750
Instructional Coordinators25-9031.00SIEMaster0.69151,100$35,230$65,500
Business Teachers, Postsecondary25-1011.00SEIMaster0.88106,800$35,320$96,770
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1192.00SIAMaster-1.164,300$35,770$72,790
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary25-1123.00SAIMaster1.0490,800$35,790$76,140
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary25-1126.00SAIDoctorate1.1430,700$36,010$77,420
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1066.00SIADoctorate1.5647,300$36,400$84,440
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education25-2021.00SACBachelor0.581,358,000$36,560$59,020
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, all other25-1069.00SIDoctorate1.7112,900$37,110$85,950
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School25-2052.00SA*0.63198,100$37,150$60,090
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2022.00SABachelor0.58627,500$37,810$59,800
History Teachers, Postsecondary25-1125.00SIADoctorate0.9929,200$38,000$80,880
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1022.00SIAMaster1.6463,500$38,110$82,650
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2031.00SAEBachelor0.58961,600$38,180$61,420
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2032.00SBachelor +0.0479,600$38,330$59,480
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1067.00SIADoctorate1.5520,700$38,430$81,600
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School25-2023.00SACBachelor +0.6613,700$38,670$60,350
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1062.00SIADoctorate1.4711,600$38,950$84,590
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2054.00SIBachelor0.59134,000$39,130$64,020
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1021.00SICDoctorate0.8843,400$39,170$89,670
Special Education Teachers, Middle School25-2053.00SABachelor0.5993,000$39,190$61,910
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary25-1072.00SIDoctorate1.9268,600$41,010$75,030
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1042.00SIDoctorate1.6364,300$41,850$90,420
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary25-1031.00SADoctorate0.889,100$42,120$92,890
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary25-1064.00SIDoctorate0.935,400$42,120$84,660
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1065.00SEADoctorate0.9721,600$42,220$94,090
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary25-1052.00SIRDoctorate1.5426,600$42,400$89,320
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1082.00SICDoctorate0.715,600$42,470$72,340
Education Administrators, all other11-9039.00*Bachelor +0.437,800$42,910$84,400
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary25-1071.00SIMaster1.9210,400$43,450$125,430
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary25-1051.00SIDoctorate0.8313,200$43,950$95,900
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1053.00SIADoctorate0.96,700$44,180$88,880
Law Teachers, Postsecondary25-1112.00SIEProfess.2.1821,100$44,880$134,530
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1061.00SIDoctorate0.937,500$45,060$91,940
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1054.00SIDoctorate1.5317,700$45,530$97,520
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary25-1041.00SIRDoctorate0.5812,100$47,130$96,630
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1043.00SIRDoctorate0.432,300$47,390$90,480
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1063.00SIDoctorate0.9217,300$47,560$111,520
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary25-1032.00SIRDoctorate1.346,000$49,090$107,490
Education Administrators, Postsecondary11-9033.00ECSBachelor +0.87175,100$51,690$105,770
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School11-9032.00ESCBachelor +0.58240,000$59,910$95,390

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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 of America 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 of America 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 $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

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

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 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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