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Occupation Title: Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

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

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1063

Sample Job Titles: Economics Professor, Professor, Instructor, Economics Instructor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor of Economics, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Associate Professor of Economics.

 Salary Chart Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

Estimated Total Employment*
2009: 12,860
2010: 13,020
2011: 13,300
2012: 13,390
2013: 13,600

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 4,900
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online
NOTE: Projected job openings for postsecondary teachers refer to industry-wide data, not individual occupations.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).