Occupational Employment Statistics


25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 8011$72,163.60/yr$45,756.96/yr$58,614.74/yr$72,117.12/yr$81,483.11/yr$101,359.83/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,040N/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$69,199.22/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70N/AN/A
Central Minnesota 80$75,764.50/yr15.4%
Northwest Minnesota 80$72,117.12/yr-1.7%
Northeast Minnesota 90N/A-0.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90N/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110N/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 110$70,876.41/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$69,533.64/yr5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 560$64,178.76/yr3.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 600$63,025.95/yrN/A
Minnesota 1,040$66,774.36/yr3.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 600$72,998.15/yr5.0%
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 560$63,874.64/yr4.4%
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 460$67,774.62/yr10.6%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 330$77,160.81/yr4.9%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110$71,765.52/yrN/A
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,020$71,634.17/yr3.7%
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 280$77,342.68/yr3.9%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary N/A$165,748.74/yr4.9%
Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors 800$28.06/hr-8.5%
Sociologists 60$27.99/hrN/A

  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Assist students who need extra help with their coursework outside of class.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as poetry, novel structure, and translation and adaptation.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Teach writing classes.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.