Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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.


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)
17,460 1.5 % (4) $88,680 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,150 $55,280 $76,370 $108,360 $151,940
(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 14,820 0.50 (4) $90,890
Junior Colleges 2,630 0.35 (4) $76,340

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 14,820 0.50 (4) $90,890
Junior Colleges 2,630 0.35 (4) $76,340

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 14,820 0.50 (4) $90,890
Junior Colleges 2,630 0.35 (4) $76,340


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 1,750 0.15 1.20 (4) $84,990
New York 1,570 0.17 1.38 (4) $92,680
California 1,230 0.08 0.63 (4) $105,050
District of Columbia 1,210 1.79 14.18 (4) $97,920
Pennsylvania 1,180 0.21 1.63 (4) $89,480




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 1,210 1.79 14.18 (4) $97,920
Vermont 120 0.41 3.21 (4) $91,510
Virginia 870 0.24 1.87 (4) $79,060
Rhode Island 110 0.23 1.79 (4) $97,400
Pennsylvania 1,180 0.21 1.63 (4) $89,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 670 0.20 1.56 (4) $126,950
Connecticut 270 0.16 1.27 (4) $114,330
California 1,230 0.08 0.63 (4) $105,050
Michigan 390 0.10 0.75 (4) $99,100
New Hampshire 70 0.10 0.82 (4) $98,940





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.64 5.03 (4) $98,480
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.14 1.12 (4) $98,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 0.87 (4) $108,590
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 450 0.25 2.01 (4) $140,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 380 0.43 3.38 (4) $95,410
Pittsburgh, PA 350 0.31 2.46 (4) $92,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 280 0.18 1.42 (4) $85,360
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.57 (4) $82,480
Austin-Round Rock, TX 220 0.24 1.90 (4) $87,310
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.72 5.71 (4) $137,380




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)
Springfield, MO 180 0.91 7.19 (4) $52,100
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.72 5.71 (4) $137,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.64 5.03 (4) $98,480
Waco, TX 50 0.45 3.55 (4) $65,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 380 0.43 3.38 (4) $95,410
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.38 3.00 (4) $96,580
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.37 2.90 (4) $74,350
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 150 0.34 2.68 (4) $78,570
Pittsburgh, PA 350 0.31 2.46 (4) $92,590
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 0.31 2.48 (4) $71,120




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-Newton, MA NECTA Division 450 0.25 2.01 (4) $140,930
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.72 5.71 (4) $137,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.11 0.84 (4) $123,150
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 0.69 (4) $122,830
Rochester, NY 90 0.17 1.36 (4) $121,140
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.23 1.86 (4) $109,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 0.87 (4) $108,590
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 0.22 1.75 (4) $107,260
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.42 (4) $104,310
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.22 1.77 (4) $102,120

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 1.30 (4) $76,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.91 (4) $70,000
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 3.01 (4) $72,550
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.06 (4) $83,310
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.12 (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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 3.01 (4) $72,550
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 2.30 (8) (8)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.12 (8) (8)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.06 (4) $83,310
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.91 (4) $70,000

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.72 (4) $84,780
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.06 (4) $83,310
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 1.30 (4) $76,580
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $73,870
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 3.01 (4) $72,550


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016