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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 11029$86,178.55/yr$52,916.02/yr$65,381.79/yr$82,486.24/yr$86,234.65/yr$109,972.12/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,010N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-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 40$81,340.86/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$81,690.19/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$67,642.91/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$65,695.13/yrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$81,344.04/yr6.0%
Northeast Minnesota 90$81,689.13/yr4.0%
Southwest Minnesota 90$65,691.95/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$81,690.19/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$81,553.63/yr4.1%
Southeast Balance of State 100$81,690.19/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$82,486.24/yr3.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 540$82,205.72/yr2.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 570$81,690.19/yrN/A
Minnesota 1,010$81,690.19/yr2.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 570$80,261.12/yr2.9%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 290$84,061.40/yr2.3%
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 340$83,214.54/yr1.6%
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 570$81,266.76/yr2.3%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 130$82,177.13/yr1.6%
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 240$86,781.93/yr2.4%
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 340$83,055.75/yr2.5%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,240$80,726.89/yr1.7%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 110$138,546.22/yr1.7%
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 490$80,409.32/yr2.0%

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