Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
21,930 2.4 % (4) $71,620 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,030 $48,370 $65,100 $88,030 $116,970
(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 19,100 0.67 (4) $72,210
Junior Colleges 2,700 0.35 (4) $68,650

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 19,100 0.67 (4) $72,210
Junior Colleges 2,700 0.35 (4) $68,650

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 19,100 0.67 (4) $72,210
Junior Colleges 2,700 0.35 (4) $68,650
Religious Organizations (8) (8) (4) $46,940


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 1,910 0.14 0.80 (4) $85,420
New York 1,620 0.19 1.12 (4) $90,010
Pennsylvania 1,290 0.23 1.36 (4) $77,690
Illinois 1,260 0.23 1.32 (4) $60,890
Texas 1,250 0.12 0.71 (4) $70,100




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 310 0.47 2.77 (4) $68,480
Rhode Island 140 0.32 1.84 (4) $89,060
Maine 180 0.32 1.87 (4) $68,000
Massachusetts 990 0.31 1.83 (4) $90,550
Minnesota 770 0.30 1.74 (4) $65,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 60 0.19 1.11 (4) $94,440
Massachusetts 990 0.31 1.83 (4) $90,550
New York 1,620 0.19 1.12 (4) $90,010
Rhode Island 140 0.32 1.84 (4) $89,060
California 1,910 0.14 0.80 (4) $85,420





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 950 0.19 1.09 (4) $96,930
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 800 0.22 1.31 (4) $59,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 640 0.37 2.17 (4) $64,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 540 0.32 1.87 (4) $95,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 520 0.28 1.66 (4) $80,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 510 0.22 1.30 (4) $75,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 0.76 (4) $89,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.16 0.94 (4) $69,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 330 0.24 1.40 (4) $61,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.23 1.32 (4) $59,960




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 1.16 6.79 (4) $67,290
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.78 4.58 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 180 0.62 3.61 (4) $88,010
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 70 0.60 3.48 (4) $59,690
Ann Arbor, MI 110 0.59 3.45 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 60 0.56 3.27 (4) $76,770
Spokane, WA 110 0.55 3.21 (4) $58,890
Lexington-Fayette, KY 110 0.46 2.71 (4) $59,060
Dayton, OH 150 0.42 2.48 (4) $64,210
Winston-Salem, NC 80 0.41 2.40 (8) (8)




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-San Marcos, TX 140 0.18 1.06 (4) $108,250
Rochester, NY 100 0.21 1.25 (4) $101,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.11 0.66 (4) $98,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 950 0.19 1.09 (4) $96,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 540 0.32 1.87 (4) $95,890
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) (4) $92,750
Richmond, VA 100 0.18 1.05 (4) $91,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 0.76 (4) $89,720
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $89,120
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 140 0.26 1.55 (4) $89,060

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 170 0.63 3.67 (4) $72,950
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.58 3.37 (4) $44,870
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 1.54 (4) $57,970
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 2.07 (4) $68,410
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.37 (4) $69,910

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 30 1.44 8.40 (4) $84,300
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.63 3.67 (4) $72,950
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.58 3.37 (4) $44,870
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 2.07 (4) $68,410
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.98 (4) $78,580

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.34 (4) $87,100
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.92 (4) $85,750
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.44 8.40 (4) $84,300
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.98 (4) $78,580
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.63 3.67 (4) $72,950


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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