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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 10027$97,276.14/yr$71,440.64/yr$79,491.70/yr$84,342.94/yr$114,062.31/yr$143,213.01/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services920N/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 N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$79,346.44/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$82,880.04/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$82,818.23/yrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$82,880.04/yr6.0%
Northwest Minnesota 80$82,822.35/yr4.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$79,161.00/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$74,803.23/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$79,163.06/yr4.0%
Southeast Balance of State 90$86,743.32/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 100$84,342.94/yr3.4%
Southwest Minnesota 100$83,985.46/yrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 480$84,581.94/yr2.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 510$84,538.68/yrN/A
Minnesota 920$84,105.99/yr2.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 460$82,375.24/yr2.9%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 290$93,213.01/yr2.3%
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 290$85,661.60/yr1.6%
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 460$80,500.27/yr2.3%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 150$84,662.30/yr1.6%
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 180$104,246.51/yr2.4%
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 270$87,495.37/yr2.5%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,060$79,500.97/yr1.7%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 120$148,545.35/yr1.7%
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 480$82,777.02/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.