Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
22,880 3.1 % (4) $71,210 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,690 $48,760 $64,990 $87,680 $116,070
  (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 20,130 0.69 (4) $72,290
Junior Colleges 2,620 0.34 (4) $64,170

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 20,130 0.69 (4) $72,290
Junior Colleges 2,620 0.34 (4) $64,170

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 20,130 0.69 (4) $72,290
Junior Colleges 2,620 0.34 (4) $64,170
Religious Organizations (8) (8) (4) $47,000


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 2,020 0.24 1.35 (4) $85,340
California 1,890 0.13 0.75 (4) $82,820
Pennsylvania 1,500 0.27 1.52 (4) $73,620
Illinois 1,330 0.24 1.34 (4) $61,910
Ohio 1,210 0.24 1.37 (4) $64,210




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 310 0.48 2.71 (4) $68,730
Rhode Island 150 0.33 1.88 (4) $89,540
Minnesota 830 0.31 1.79 (4) $66,730
Vermont 90 0.30 1.71 (4) $81,870
Maine 170 0.30 1.69 (4) $69,570




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 1.37 (4) $93,080
Rhode Island 150 0.33 1.88 (4) $89,540
New York 2,020 0.24 1.35 (4) $85,340
New Jersey 400 0.10 0.59 (4) $85,000
New Hampshire 100 0.16 0.93 (4) $84,120





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 1,230 0.24 1.36 (4) $91,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 680 0.19 1.06 (4) $58,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.38 2.18 (4) $65,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 1.49 (4) $77,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 560 0.31 1.75 (4) $71,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.12 0.69 (4) $90,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.19 1.07 (4) $65,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.25 1.41 (4) $99,970
St. Louis, MO-IL 310 0.25 1.40 (4) $59,760
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.27 1.54 (4) $78,580




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)
Abilene, TX 70 1.18 6.71 (4) $68,460
Lexington-Fayette, KY 170 0.67 3.84 (4) $62,480
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 70 0.64 3.65 (4) $66,380
Jackson, TN 40 0.63 3.61 (4) $73,470
Spokane, WA 120 0.59 3.37 (4) $60,620
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 70 0.54 3.10 (4) $63,840
Eugene-Springfield, OR 70 0.49 2.80 (4) $65,680
New Haven, CT 120 0.44 2.48 (4) $85,670
Winston-Salem, NC 80 0.42 2.37 (8) (8)
Syracuse, NY 120 0.41 2.31 (4) $77,720




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 420 0.25 1.41 (4) $99,970
Rochester, NY 110 0.21 1.21 (4) $97,320
Richmond, VA 80 0.13 0.77 (4) $95,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.24 1.36 (4) $91,580
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 0.85 (4) $90,710
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.28 1.59 (4) $90,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.12 0.69 (4) $90,020
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) (4) $89,670
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.28 1.58 (4) $89,540
New Haven, CT 120 0.44 2.48 (4) $85,670

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.63 3.57 (4) $73,680
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.25 1.45 (4) $59,280
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 2.21 (4) $53,450
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 2.17 (8) (8)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.85 4.84 (8) (8)

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 1.43 8.15 (4) $85,690
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.85 4.84 (8) (8)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.63 3.57 (4) $73,680
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 2.50 (4) $70,010
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 2.41 (4) $71,840

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.43 8.15 (4) $85,690
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.90 (4) $85,430
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.18 (4) $77,540
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $76,180
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.28 (4) $73,900


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013