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Math Schools

As a professor or instructor of math classes at one of the 1,475 accredited math schools in the country, you play a influential role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The trends in the math academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes math training at the following levels:

  • Math Certificate
  • Associates degree in Math
  • Bachelors degree in Math
  • Masters degree in Math
  • PhD degree in Math


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Math professionals

83,690 86,020 87,380 90,180 95,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 95,960 math professionals were working in the US. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 15%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Math professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by math professionals around the nation, was $81,392 per year. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for math professionals in the US was 28% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Math

$72,968 $76,255 $78,422 $79,312 $81,392
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for math professionals have grown by 12%.

Educational Trends

National Math Student enrollment growth by degree

753 829 855 933 1,051
14,978 15,144 15,329 15,649 16,169
1,309 1,358 1,377 1,557 1,604
4,771 4,928 5,034 5,260 5,673
220 181 192 201 225
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Math
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Math
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Math
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Math
  • Grey: Certificate in Math

The career outlook for math professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the year 2006 there were 22,031 students who graduated from math degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 24,722 students graduating from math schools.

This represents a 12% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from math courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Math Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering math programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 1430 math schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 1475 schools.

Math Faculty Salaries

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