Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. 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
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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)
21,250 2.2 % (4) $69,150 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,420 $46,110 $62,330 $84,040 $114,380
(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 18,510 0.65 (4) $69,460
Junior Colleges 2,610 0.34 (4) $67,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,510 0.65 (4) $69,460
Junior Colleges 2,610 0.34 (4) $67,600

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 18,510 0.65 (4) $69,460
Junior Colleges 2,610 0.34 (4) $67,600
Religious Organizations (8) (8) (4) $55,630


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)
California 1,990 0.14 0.85 (4) $84,560
New York 1,440 0.17 1.04 (4) $89,150
Texas 1,370 0.14 0.81 (4) $66,010
Pennsylvania 1,250 0.23 1.36 (4) $77,470
Ohio 1,170 0.24 1.42 (4) $63,250




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)
District of Columbia 260 0.41 2.47 (4) $59,340
Rhode Island 130 0.28 1.70 (4) $95,720
Massachusetts 880 0.28 1.68 (4) $88,110
Maine 160 0.28 1.65 (4) $67,510
North Carolina 960 0.26 1.53 (4) $67,260




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 130 0.28 1.70 (4) $95,720
New York 1,440 0.17 1.04 (4) $89,150
Massachusetts 880 0.28 1.68 (4) $88,110
California 1,990 0.14 0.85 (4) $84,560
New Hampshire 130 0.22 1.30 (4) $79,770

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 780 0.22 1.32 (4) $55,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.15 0.92 (4) $92,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 0.91 (4) $88,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 530 0.32 1.90 (4) $92,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.21 1.24 (4) $60,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.27 1.63 (4) $56,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.24 1.43 (4) $82,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 330 0.24 1.45 (4) $57,730
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 290 0.30 1.79 (4) $57,490
Denver-Aurora, CO 270 0.23 1.38 (4) $65,200




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)
Abilene, TX 70 1.17 6.97 (4) $66,160
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.70 4.21 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.67 4.00 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 70 0.60 3.56 (4) $60,010
Manchester, NH 60 0.57 3.40 (4) $74,350
Spokane, WA 100 0.52 3.12 (4) $58,660
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.50 3.00 (4) $87,000
Columbia, MO 40 0.50 2.97 (4) $53,680
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 120 0.49 2.94 (4) $59,760
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 50 0.48 2.88 (4) $84,180




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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) (4) $105,210
Rochester, NY 90 0.19 1.11 (4) $103,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.10 0.62 (4) $96,310
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) (4) $95,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 530 0.32 1.90 (4) $92,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.15 0.92 (4) $92,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.07 0.43 (4) $90,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 0.91 (4) $88,940
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.50 3.00 (4) $87,000
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.17 0.99 (4) $85,260

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.63 3.76 (4) $66,430
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 3.76 (4) $45,430
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.22 1.34 (4) $47,500
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.69 (4) $68,670
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.38 (4) $68,260

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 11.38 (4) $91,800
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.63 3.76 (4) $66,430
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 3.76 (4) $45,430
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.69 (4) $68,670
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 2.64 (4) $45,090

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.90 11.38 (4) $91,800
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.30 (4) $87,640
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.37 (4) $71,010
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.96 (4) $70,590
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.41 (4) $70,460


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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