Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
15,930 2.3 % (4) $78,620 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,040 $51,050 $70,540 $95,670 $132,180
  (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 12,890 0.46 (4) $80,710
Junior Colleges 3,030 0.40 (4) $69,800

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 12,890 0.46 (4) $80,710
Junior Colleges 3,030 0.40 (4) $69,800

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 12,890 0.46 (4) $80,710
Junior Colleges 3,030 0.40 (4) $69,800


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 1,900 0.19 1.51 (4) $77,540
California 1,150 0.08 0.65 (4) $93,650
New York 1,090 0.13 1.05 (4) $97,810
Pennsylvania 800 0.15 1.16 (4) $94,780
District of Columbia 750 1.18 9.40 (4) $77,230




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 750 1.18 9.40 (4) $77,230
Massachusetts 640 0.21 1.64 (4) $93,730
Connecticut 320 0.20 1.60 (4) $77,730
Texas 1,900 0.19 1.51 (4) $77,540
Maine 110 0.18 1.47 (4) $85,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 80 0.18 1.44 (4) $106,990
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.89 (4) $100,660
Michigan 430 0.12 0.92 (4) $98,290
New York 1,090 0.13 1.05 (4) $97,810
Pennsylvania 800 0.15 1.16 (4) $94,780

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 870 0.38 3.04 (4) $75,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.14 1.12 (4) $101,900
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 1.07 (4) $51,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.25 2.03 (4) $100,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 380 0.15 1.20 (4) $78,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 0.78 (4) $92,460
Austin-Round Rock, TX 290 0.39 3.08 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 1.23 (4) $104,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 250 0.11 0.89 (4) $73,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.15 1.16 (4) $75,970




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)
Columbia, MO 30 0.41 3.23 (4) $57,090
Austin-Round Rock, TX 290 0.39 3.08 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 870 0.38 3.04 (4) $75,290
Durham, NC 100 0.37 2.94 (4) $115,020
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 0.35 2.78 (4) $67,870
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.34 2.74 (4) $81,860
Springfield, MO 60 0.34 2.74 (8) (8)
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.30 2.39 (4) $56,330
Spokane, WA 60 0.28 2.25 (4) $57,500
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.25 2.03 (4) $100,310




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)
Rochester, NY 70 0.14 1.10 (4) $126,850
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $116,760
Durham, NC 100 0.37 2.94 (4) $115,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.46 (4) $111,050
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 0.85 (4) $110,040
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) (4) $106,990
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.15 1.17 (4) $106,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 1.23 (4) $104,750
Fresno, CA 40 0.12 0.98 (4) $102,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.14 1.12 (4) $101,900

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 1.63 (4) $70,990
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 3.45 (4) $52,350
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.96 15.62 (4) $104,870
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.14 (8) (8)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.13 (4) $67,610

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 40 1.96 15.62 (4) $104,870
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 3.54 (4) $55,610
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 3.45 (4) $52,350
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.14 (8) (8)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 1.63 (4) $70,990

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.31 (4) $107,120
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.96 15.62 (4) $104,870
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.29 (4) $92,280
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.05 (4) $83,910
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 1.63 (4) $70,990


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011