Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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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)
17,260 1.6 % (4) $80,980 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,420 $51,430 $71,470 $100,570 $138,140
(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 14,140 0.49 (4) $83,880
Junior Colleges 3,100 0.40 (4) $67,820

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 14,140 0.49 (4) $83,880
Junior Colleges 3,100 0.40 (4) $67,820

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 14,140 0.49 (4) $83,880
Junior Colleges 3,100 0.40 (4) $67,820


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)
Texas 1,830 0.18 1.32 (4) $75,890
New York 1,390 0.17 1.23 (4) $99,700
California 1,110 0.08 0.59 (4) $97,060
District of Columbia 1,090 1.69 12.57 (4) $76,480
Pennsylvania 1,050 0.19 1.41 (4) $108,700




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 1,090 1.69 12.57 (4) $76,480
Rhode Island 120 0.26 1.96 (4) $86,460
Massachusetts 700 0.22 1.65 (4) $96,360
Maine 120 0.21 1.58 (4) $82,470
Connecticut 340 0.21 1.56 (4) $77,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 1,050 0.19 1.41 (4) $108,700
New York 1,390 0.17 1.23 (4) $99,700
Michigan 570 0.15 1.10 (4) $99,310
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.78 (4) $98,200
California 1,110 0.08 0.59 (4) $97,060





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.53 3.93 (4) $76,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 950 0.19 1.39 (4) $107,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 490 0.14 1.01 (4) $52,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.23 1.74 (4) $107,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 380 0.15 1.12 (4) $76,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.65 (4) $88,950
Pittsburgh, PA 310 0.28 2.05 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 1.24 (4) $108,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 280 0.16 1.22 (4) $77,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 240 0.11 0.81 (4) $74,010




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.53 3.93 (4) $76,500
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.41 3.02 (4) $112,210
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 50 0.37 2.73 (4) $67,830
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.32 2.36 (4) $56,940
Springfield, MO 50 0.30 2.25 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 310 0.28 2.05 (8) (8)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 70 0.28 2.08 (4) $70,230
Spokane, WA 50 0.27 1.99 (4) $56,910
Richmond, VA 160 0.27 1.98 (4) $92,570
New Haven, CT 70 0.25 1.83 (4) $86,650




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.45 (4) $119,620
Rochester, NY 80 0.17 1.27 (4) $114,870
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.41 3.02 (4) $112,210
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.16 1.19 (4) $110,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 1.24 (4) $108,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 950 0.19 1.39 (4) $107,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.23 1.74 (4) $107,370
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.06 0.43 (4) $105,560
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $104,960
Fresno, CA 30 0.11 0.80 (4) $104,920

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 3.50 (4) $58,170
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.06 (4) $69,370
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.80 (4) $88,420
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.19 (4) $54,450
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.94 (4) $80,170

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 3.50 (4) $58,170
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.26 (4) $86,040
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.06 (4) $69,370
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.94 (4) $80,170
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.80 (4) $88,420

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.80 (4) $88,420
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.21 (4) $87,760
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.26 (4) $86,040
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.60 (4) $85,140
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.94 (4) $83,780


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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