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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 49088$81,475.66/yr$50,296.63/yr$63,408.95/yr$82,881.70/yr$88,596.21/yr$118,574.81/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services950N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota N/A$67,690.42/yrN/A
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$70,073.63/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$78,734.19/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$65,712.20/yrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$67,772.46/yr6.0%
Northwest Minnesota 80$78,733.15/yr4.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$64,248.01/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$64,244.90/yr4.0%
Southeast Balance of State 100$85,099.80/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$84,090.44/yr3.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 490$82,881.70/yr2.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 520$80,582.60/yrN/A
Minnesota 950$80,406.07/yr2.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 490$76,730.01/yr2.9%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 320$84,601.35/yr2.3%
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 340$80,582.60/yr1.6%
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 490$81,776.80/yr2.3%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 120$85,733.24/yr1.6%
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 210$99,814.43/yr2.4%
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 290$82,150.64/yr2.5%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 990$78,754.96/yr1.7%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 110$137,748.48/yr1.7%
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 550$79,699.93/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.