Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
16,880 1.7 % (4) $73,080 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,400 $49,210 $66,150 $89,330 $118,380
(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 11,910 0.41 (4) $76,090
Junior Colleges 4,940 0.65 (4) $65,720

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 4,940 0.65 (4) $65,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,910 0.41 (4) $76,090

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 11,910 0.41 (4) $76,090
Junior Colleges 4,940 0.65 (4) $65,720


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 1,530 0.18 1.39 (4) $79,800
Pennsylvania 1,340 0.24 1.84 (4) $78,790
Texas 990 0.09 0.72 (4) $68,880
California 910 0.06 0.49 (4) $93,310
Ohio 780 0.15 1.19 (4) $65,710




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)
Rhode Island 120 0.26 1.98 (4) $91,070
Vermont 70 0.24 1.87 (4) $80,710
Pennsylvania 1,340 0.24 1.84 (4) $78,790
Hawaii 140 0.24 1.85 (4) $69,620
South Carolina 420 0.23 1.80 (4) $59,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 730 0.23 1.77 (4) $98,270
California 910 0.06 0.49 (4) $93,310
Rhode Island 120 0.26 1.98 (4) $91,070
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.80 (4) $88,520
Oregon 200 0.12 0.94 (4) $87,940





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 790 0.15 1.19 (4) $91,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.25 1.92 (4) $84,480
Baltimore-Towson, MD 340 0.27 2.10 (4) $75,200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.19 1.45 (4) $122,940
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.25 1.95 (4) $79,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.91 (4) $83,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.51 (4) $103,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.48 (4) $53,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 220 0.13 1.00 (4) $70,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.12 0.94 (4) $72,480




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 1.92 14.81 (4) $56,030
Springfield, MO 150 0.82 6.32 (4) $54,560
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.73 5.61 (4) $50,380
Fayetteville, NC 50 0.41 3.15 (4) $57,370
Tyler, TX 40 0.40 3.05 (4) $54,230
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 130 0.39 3.01 (4) $69,160
Lincoln, NE 50 0.32 2.44 (4) $63,920
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 140 0.32 2.45 (4) $66,780
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.31 2.39 (4) $57,420
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 0.30 2.35 (4) $72,970




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.19 1.45 (4) $122,940
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.27 2.07 (4) $119,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.43 (4) $117,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.51 (4) $103,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.19 1.46 (4) $98,310
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.81 (4) $96,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.08 0.61 (4) $94,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.12 0.95 (4) $93,680
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.35 (4) $91,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.15 1.19 (4) $91,360

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.42 3.21 (4) $56,170
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 3.56 (4) $61,150
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.78 (4) $66,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 2.40 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.15 1.17 (4) $49,410

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 80 0.46 3.56 (4) $61,150
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.42 3.21 (4) $56,170
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 2.95 (4) $63,440
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.61 (4) $84,660
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.64 (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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.04 (4) $95,530
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.61 (4) $84,660
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.17 (4) $74,220
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.57 (4) $73,340
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.11 (4) $66,120


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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