Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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
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)
23,210 2.7 % (4) $71,350 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,110 $46,460 $63,630 $87,850 $119,030
(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 20,460 0.70 (4) $72,080
Junior Colleges 2,670 0.35 (4) $66,570
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 (4) $31,310

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 20,460 0.70 (4) $72,080
Junior Colleges 2,670 0.35 (4) $66,570
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 (4) $31,310

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 20,460 0.70 (4) $72,080
Junior Colleges 2,670 0.35 (4) $66,570
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 (4) $31,310


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 3,060 0.35 2.02 (4) $77,760
California 1,920 0.13 0.74 (4) $84,930
Pennsylvania 1,580 0.28 1.63 (4) $72,790
Texas 1,490 0.13 0.77 (4) $67,170
Virginia 940 0.26 1.50 (4) $61,600




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 160 0.53 3.11 (4) $64,610
District of Columbia 310 0.46 2.66 (4) $78,130
New York 3,060 0.35 2.02 (4) $77,760
Rhode Island 130 0.28 1.60 (4) $96,270
Pennsylvania 1,580 0.28 1.63 (4) $72,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 580 0.18 1.02 (4) $99,920
Rhode Island 130 0.28 1.60 (4) $96,270
Connecticut 340 0.20 1.18 (4) $91,000
New Hampshire 100 0.16 0.94 (4) $87,380
New Jersey 530 0.14 0.80 (4) $85,880





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 2,110 0.39 2.28 (4) $78,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 740 0.40 2.32 (4) $68,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 640 0.27 1.57 (4) $73,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 590 0.16 0.91 (4) $58,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 0.73 (4) $93,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.21 1.21 (4) $106,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.17 0.99 (4) $71,220
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.22 1.27 (4) $66,460
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.24 1.42 (4) $76,950
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 260 0.29 1.68 (4) $44,810




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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 170 1.33 7.73 (8) (8)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 90 0.78 4.56 (4) $56,210
Abilene, TX 50 0.78 4.53 (4) $60,100
St. Cloud, MN 70 0.68 3.98 (4) $76,270
Lexington-Fayette, KY 160 0.61 3.52 (4) $73,440
Columbia, MO 50 0.60 3.49 (4) $68,520
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 30 0.54 3.16 (8) (8)
Spartanburg, SC 60 0.50 2.92 (4) $85,620
Syracuse, NY 150 0.49 2.84 (4) $79,590
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 120 0.48 2.77 (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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.21 1.21 (4) $106,030
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.21 1.24 (4) $103,830
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.70 (4) $102,080
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.23 1.35 (4) $96,270
Rochester, NY 130 0.26 1.50 (4) $95,740
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 0.76 (4) $95,450
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.30 1.77 (4) $93,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 0.73 (4) $93,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 120 0.22 1.29 (4) $93,130
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 0.93 (4) $88,970

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 3.74 (4) $49,200
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 2.27 (4) $64,470
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 3.03 (8) (8)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.55 (4) $64,610
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 2.25 (4) $63,800

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.08 6.27 (4) $56,780
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 3.74 (4) $49,200
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 3.03 (8) (8)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.29 (4) $67,250
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 2.25 (4) $63,800

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.28 (4) $95,500
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.92 (4) $77,140
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,240
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.04 (4) $73,720
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $73,310


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015