Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
17,200 1.7 % (4) $74,470 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,910 $50,260 $67,940 $91,360 $119,900
(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 12,450 0.43 (4) $77,080
Junior Colleges 4,720 0.62 (4) $67,400

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 4,720 0.62 (4) $67,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,450 0.43 (4) $77,080

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 12,450 0.43 (4) $77,080
Junior Colleges 4,720 0.62 (4) $67,400


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 1,670 0.19 1.49 (4) $84,640
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 2.07 (4) $78,420
Texas 1,030 0.09 0.73 (4) $68,500
California 980 0.07 0.51 (4) $82,100
Massachusetts 850 0.26 2.00 (4) $94,640




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)
Vermont 90 0.29 2.27 (4) $79,880
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 2.07 (4) $78,420
Massachusetts 850 0.26 2.00 (4) $94,640
Hawaii 140 0.23 1.81 (4) $70,980
Rhode Island 100 0.22 1.70 (4) $91,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 850 0.26 2.00 (4) $94,640
Oregon 180 0.11 0.86 (4) $93,920
Michigan 530 0.13 1.02 (4) $92,590
Rhode Island 100 0.22 1.70 (4) $91,520
New Jersey 440 0.12 0.90 (4) $87,690





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 0.18 1.40 (4) $92,740
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.31 2.37 (4) $82,980
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 460 0.26 2.01 (4) $111,650
Pittsburgh, PA 350 0.31 2.37 (4) $78,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.68 (4) $55,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.00 (4) $84,280
Baltimore-Towson, MD 290 0.23 1.76 (4) $76,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 250 0.14 1.08 (4) $71,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.48 (4) $83,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.12 0.90 (4) $76,850




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)
Manhattan, KS 60 1.22 9.43 (4) $72,600
Ann Arbor, MI 210 1.03 7.92 (4) $123,800
Columbia, MO 40 0.47 3.62 (4) $83,420
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 50 0.41 3.13 (4) $86,490
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 120 0.37 2.83 (4) $70,990
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 140 0.33 2.56 (4) $68,130
Akron, OH 100 0.32 2.48 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 350 0.31 2.37 (4) $78,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.31 2.37 (4) $82,980
Lincoln, NE 50 0.29 2.26 (4) $63,130




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 210 1.03 7.92 (4) $123,800
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.26 1.97 (4) $123,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 460 0.26 2.01 (4) $111,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.43 (4) $105,510
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 170 0.21 1.60 (4) $104,320
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.41 (4) $97,790
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 80 0.07 0.52 (4) $97,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 0.88 (4) $97,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.42 (4) $93,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 950 0.18 1.40 (4) $92,740

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 100 0.46 3.55 (4) $55,830
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.25 (4) $61,490
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 0.00 (4) $81,510
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.68 (4) $65,460
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.40 (4) $60,830

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 0.00 (4) $81,510
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 3.55 (4) $55,830
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 3.58 (4) $68,120
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.25 (4) $61,490
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.48 (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 40 0.23 1.74 (4) $99,570
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 0.00 (4) $81,510
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.13 (4) $76,290
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.74 (4) $72,880
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.05 (4) $72,200


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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