Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
23,820 3.2 % (4) $75,140 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,280 $48,440 $66,380 $91,550 $125,050
(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 21,020 0.71 (4) $75,750
Junior Colleges 2,650 0.35 (4) $72,790
Other Schools and Instruction 60 0.01 (4) $32,930

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 21,020 0.71 (4) $75,750
Junior Colleges 2,650 0.35 (4) $72,790
Other Schools and Instruction 60 0.01 (4) $32,930

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 21,020 0.71 (4) $75,750
Junior Colleges 2,650 0.35 (4) $72,790
Other Schools and Instruction 60 0.01 (4) $32,930
Religious Organizations (8) (8) (4) $32,640


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 3,570 0.40 2.30 (4) $83,630
California 1,860 0.12 0.70 (4) $92,090
Texas 1,860 0.16 0.93 (4) $70,320
Pennsylvania 1,700 0.30 1.72 (4) $75,510
North Carolina 1,070 0.26 1.51 (4) $70,180




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 3.06 (4) $65,380
New York 3,570 0.40 2.30 (4) $83,630
District of Columbia 270 0.40 2.29 (4) $79,780
Pennsylvania 1,700 0.30 1.72 (4) $75,510
Rhode Island 130 0.27 1.57 (4) $97,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 640 0.19 1.10 (4) $98,360
Rhode Island 130 0.27 1.57 (4) $97,480
California 1,860 0.12 0.70 (4) $92,090
New Hampshire 100 0.15 0.88 (4) $90,020
Connecticut 320 0.19 1.10 (4) $89,910





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.37 2.16 (4) $82,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 680 0.28 1.62 (4) $75,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 610 0.70 4.04 (4) $75,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.12 0.72 (4) $97,100
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 0.70 (4) $73,540
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 1.38 (4) $104,690
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 350 0.26 1.50 (4) $82,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 0.68 (4) $85,320
Austin-Round Rock, TX 330 0.36 2.07 (4) $45,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.14 0.79 (4) $72,070




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 1.32 7.67 (8) (8)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 100 0.79 4.58 (4) $57,070
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.71 4.10 (8) (8)
Abilene, TX 50 0.71 4.12 (4) $61,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 610 0.70 4.04 (4) $75,580
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 190 0.66 3.83 (4) $115,560
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.64 3.70 (8) (8)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 150 0.60 3.50 (4) $80,530
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.51 2.97 (4) $72,310
Springfield, MO 90 0.45 2.63 (4) $72,830




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 190 0.66 3.83 (4) $115,560
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 0.84 (4) $112,390
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 1.38 (4) $104,690
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.46 (4) $103,710
Rochester, NY 150 0.29 1.70 (4) $101,650
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.17 0.96 (4) $99,860
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.23 1.32 (4) $97,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.11 0.66 (4) $97,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.12 0.72 (4) $97,100
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.21 1.24 (4) $96,690

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)
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 3.75 (4) $50,750
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.25 1.43 (4) $69,450
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 1.38 (4) $61,530
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.02 (4) $74,500
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.54 (4) $70,910

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)
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 3.75 (4) $50,750
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 3.36 (8) (8)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 2.84 (4) $75,840
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.18 (4) $51,410
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.88 (4) $62,760

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.63 (4) $79,780
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.87 (4) $78,460
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.92 (4) $77,590
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $77,340
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 2.84 (4) $75,840


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