Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
17,250 1.5 % (4) $73,320 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,210 $49,190 $66,250 $90,010 $119,790
(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 11,860 0.42 (4) $75,130
Junior Colleges 5,350 0.69 (4) $69,210

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 5,350 0.69 (4) $69,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,860 0.42 (4) $75,130

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 11,860 0.42 (4) $75,130
Junior Colleges 5,350 0.69 (4) $69,210


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)
New York 1,330 0.16 1.17 (4) $84,540
Pennsylvania 1,330 0.24 1.78 (4) $77,850
Texas 1,210 0.12 0.87 (4) $76,340
California 1,130 0.08 0.60 (4) $97,280
Massachusetts 830 0.26 1.96 (4) $82,780




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)
Massachusetts 830 0.26 1.96 (4) $82,780
Pennsylvania 1,330 0.24 1.78 (4) $77,850
Iowa 340 0.24 1.76 (4) $76,320
Hawaii 140 0.24 1.77 (4) $66,510
Vermont 70 0.23 1.73 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,130 0.08 0.60 (4) $97,280
Rhode Island 90 0.20 1.49 (4) $92,970
Oregon 200 0.13 0.95 (4) $92,470
New Jersey 300 0.08 0.58 (4) $86,620
New York 1,330 0.16 1.17 (4) $84,540





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 720 0.14 1.06 (4) $98,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.25 1.82 (4) $82,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 430 0.26 1.91 (4) $88,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 0.71 (4) $102,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 300 0.18 1.33 (4) $70,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.12 0.87 (4) $62,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.53 (4) $59,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 0.81 (4) $81,430
Baltimore-Towson, MD 250 0.20 1.49 (4) $72,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.13 0.97 (4) $73,650




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 100 1.88 14.01 (4) $55,140
Manhattan, KS 60 1.17 8.70 (4) $71,930
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 140 0.71 5.25 (4) $49,980
Bloomington-Normal, IL 40 0.43 3.19 (8) (8)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 90 0.37 2.77 (4) $59,480
Fayetteville, NC 50 0.37 2.72 (4) $55,800
Tyler, TX 30 0.35 2.59 (4) $53,160
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 0.34 2.56 (4) $69,040
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 0.32 2.35 (4) $69,630
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.32 2.38 (4) $56,380




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 80 0.07 0.53 (4) $126,250
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 0.31 2.27 (4) $113,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 0.71 (4) $102,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.14 1.06 (4) $98,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.14 1.05 (4) $98,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.15 1.13 (4) $97,930
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 0.56 (4) $92,730
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) (4) $92,200
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 0.47 (4) $92,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.61 (4) $92,090

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 3.01 (4) $61,490
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 1.22 (4) $61,770
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 2.00 (4) $64,180
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 2.46 (8) (8)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.09 (8) (8)

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 3.01 (4) $61,490
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.74 (8) (8)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 2.46 (8) (8)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 2.19 (4) $40,320
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 2.17 (4) $49,340

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.74 (4) $81,220
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.09 (4) $68,270
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.69 (4) $64,890
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 2.00 (4) $64,180
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 1.22 (4) $61,770


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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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