Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
23,430 3.0 % (4) $72,200 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,450 $49,110 $65,540 $88,990 $118,320
(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 20,650 0.70 (4) $73,130
Junior Colleges 2,670 0.35 (4) $66,280
Religious Organizations 40 0.02 (4) $52,370

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 20,650 0.70 (4) $73,130
Junior Colleges 2,670 0.35 (4) $66,280
Religious Organizations 40 0.02 (4) $52,370

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 20,650 0.70 (4) $73,130
Junior Colleges 2,670 0.35 (4) $66,280
Religious Organizations 40 0.02 (4) $52,370


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 2,680 0.31 1.76 (4) $83,660
California 2,040 0.14 0.78 (4) $78,250
Pennsylvania 1,500 0.27 1.51 (4) $76,060
Illinois 1,380 0.24 1.37 (4) $65,730
Texas 1,190 0.11 0.62 (4) $63,210




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 340 0.52 2.92 (4) $78,630
New York 2,680 0.31 1.76 (4) $83,660
Rhode Island 130 0.28 1.60 (4) $90,860
Pennsylvania 1,500 0.27 1.51 (4) $76,060
Minnesota 710 0.26 1.49 (4) $72,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 770 0.24 1.33 (4) $94,230
New Jersey 420 0.11 0.63 (4) $91,410
Rhode Island 130 0.28 1.60 (4) $90,860
New Hampshire 100 0.16 0.91 (4) $85,940
New York 2,680 0.31 1.76 (4) $83,660





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 1,770 0.34 1.91 (4) $88,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 700 0.19 1.07 (4) $63,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 610 0.33 1.88 (4) $74,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 1.45 (4) $82,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.28 1.56 (4) $74,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 0.64 (4) $87,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 1.35 (4) $101,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 380 0.29 1.66 (4) $66,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 370 0.16 0.90 (4) $69,190
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 1.58 (4) $79,820




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 160 1.30 7.37 (8) (8)
Manhattan, KS 50 1.06 6.00 (4) $48,990
Abilene, TX 50 0.80 4.52 (4) $58,760
Columbia, MO 60 0.68 3.83 (4) $64,510
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.65 3.69 (4) $49,010
Lexington-Fayette, KY 150 0.59 3.32 (4) $68,810
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 120 0.49 2.75 (8) (8)
Syracuse, NY 130 0.44 2.50 (4) $79,370
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.44 2.51 (4) $64,210
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 220 0.42 2.35 (4) $67,280




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.60 (4) $112,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 1.35 (4) $101,420
Rochester, NY 100 0.21 1.20 (4) $99,810
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $92,190
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.24 1.35 (4) $90,860
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 0.98 (4) $89,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.34 1.91 (4) $88,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 0.64 (4) $87,830
New Haven, CT 110 0.40 2.25 (4) $87,010
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.33 1.86 (4) $85,830

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 1.94 (4) $59,790
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 2.82 (8) (8)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 1.39 (4) $73,260
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.84 4.78 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 0.91 (4) $63,680

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.30 7.35 (4) $89,360
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.84 4.78 (8) (8)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 2.82 (8) (8)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 2.53 (8) (8)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.50 (4) $73,630

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 1.26 (4) $93,750
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.30 7.35 (4) $89,360
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.05 (4) $79,410
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.16 (4) $79,050
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $76,600


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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