Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
17,430 1.7 % (4) $71,830 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,400 $48,060 $64,810 $87,400 $119,940
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,150 0.43 (4) $72,620
Junior Colleges 5,250 0.69 (4) $70,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 5,250 0.69 (4) $70,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,150 0.43 (4) $72,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,150 0.43 (4) $72,620
Junior Colleges 5,250 0.69 (4) $70,090


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 1,340 0.24 1.78 (4) $77,760
California 1,310 0.09 0.68 (4) $94,980
Texas 1,290 0.13 0.93 (4) $78,820
New York 1,080 0.13 0.95 (4) $86,370
Massachusetts 850 0.27 1.98 (4) $76,380




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 380 0.29 2.14 (4) $57,050
Massachusetts 850 0.27 1.98 (4) $76,380
Pennsylvania 1,340 0.24 1.78 (4) $77,760
South Carolina 390 0.23 1.64 (4) $57,460
District of Columbia 140 0.22 1.63 (4) $71,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 40 0.08 0.59 (4) $120,320
California 1,310 0.09 0.68 (4) $94,980
New York 1,080 0.13 0.95 (4) $86,370
Michigan 550 0.15 1.07 (4) $82,470
Maine 80 0.13 0.96 (4) $81,500

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.12 0.85 (4) $99,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 490 0.29 2.14 (4) $77,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 460 0.26 1.87 (4) $81,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.75 (4) $104,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 0.96 (4) $58,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.12 0.85 (4) $68,380
Baltimore-Towson, MD 260 0.21 1.52 (4) $74,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 260 0.15 1.12 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.07 0.48 (4) $55,780
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.33 2.40 (4) $61,370




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salisbury, MD 90 1.81 13.23 (8) (8)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.72 5.27 (4) $49,160
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 110 0.46 3.32 (4) $64,940
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.38 2.79 (4) $77,520
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.37 2.72 (4) $67,830
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.36 2.60 (4) $56,290
Fayetteville, NC 40 0.34 2.46 (4) $60,050
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.33 2.40 (4) $61,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 490 0.29 2.14 (4) $77,120
Toledo, OH 80 0.29 2.09 (4) $63,620




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham, NC 70 0.27 1.94 (4) $117,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.09 0.66 (4) $117,300
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 0.55 (4) $113,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.75 (4) $104,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.12 0.85 (4) $99,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.06 0.42 (4) $92,390
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 0.68 (4) $91,810
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.47 (4) $88,840
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 70 0.07 0.50 (4) $85,800
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.63 (4) $84,590

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.20 1.44 (4) $55,770
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.66 (4) $59,560
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.52 (4) $75,880
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.44 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.90 (4) $64,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.90 13.84 (4) $84,400
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 3.95 (4) $49,040
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.66 (4) $59,560
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.49 (4) $51,760
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.44 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $85,260
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.90 13.84 (4) $84,400
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.96 (4) $83,380
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.52 (4) $75,880
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.12 (4) $68,590


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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