Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
17,050 1.6 % (4) $82,670 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,960 $53,570 $73,790 $101,660 $139,640
  (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 14,560 0.50 (4) $85,550
Junior Colleges 2,480 0.33 (4) $65,790

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 14,560 0.50 (4) $85,550
Junior Colleges 2,480 0.33 (4) $65,790

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 14,560 0.50 (4) $85,550
Junior Colleges 2,480 0.33 (4) $65,790


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 1,720 0.19 1.54 (4) $90,440
Texas 1,580 0.14 1.11 (4) $74,190
California 1,280 0.08 0.67 (4) $91,410
Pennsylvania 1,200 0.21 1.68 (4) $87,960
District of Columbia 1,110 1.64 13.02 (4) $97,500



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 1,110 1.64 13.02 (4) $97,500
Vermont 120 0.41 3.28 (4) $89,510
Rhode Island 120 0.26 2.04 (4) $95,880
Virginia 840 0.23 1.83 (4) $73,500
Pennsylvania 1,200 0.21 1.68 (4) $87,960



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 590 0.18 1.40 (4) $109,470
District of Columbia 1,110 1.64 13.02 (4) $97,500
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.80 (4) $96,830
Rhode Island 120 0.26 2.04 (4) $95,880
Michigan 370 0.09 0.73 (4) $95,720




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 1,410 0.59 4.69 (4) $97,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 940 0.17 1.38 (4) $93,200
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.24 1.93 (4) $93,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 0.87 (4) $94,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.19 1.51 (4) $117,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 340 0.12 0.95 (4) $73,980
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.29 2.27 (4) $90,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.57 (4) $61,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 270 0.18 1.43 (4) $84,380
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 230 0.25 2.01 (4) $86,690



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)
Springfield, MO 180 0.92 7.27 (4) $52,340
Columbia, MO 70 0.76 6.04 (4) $85,780
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.63 5.03 (4) $130,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.59 4.69 (4) $97,220
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.48 3.82 (4) $148,110
Waco, TX 50 0.44 3.47 (4) $65,590
Syracuse, NY 120 0.40 3.20 (4) $78,720
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.33 2.61 (4) $72,530
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 130 0.31 2.46 (4) $88,400
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.29 2.27 (4) $90,430



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)
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.48 3.82 (4) $148,110
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.63 5.03 (4) $130,850
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.18 1.46 (4) $121,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.19 1.51 (4) $117,720
Lexington-Fayette, KY 50 0.18 1.44 (4) $113,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.44 (4) $111,070
Rochester, NY 90 0.19 1.48 (4) $109,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 140 0.11 0.84 (4) $108,130
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.66 (4) $102,050
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 1.43 (4) $98,310

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 60 0.22 1.71 (4) $73,160
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.95 (4) $66,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.12 (4) $79,160
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.24 (4) $86,840
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.02 (4) $71,330

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 2.44 (4) $86,630
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.24 (4) $86,840
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.12 (4) $79,160
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.08 (4) $82,580
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.02 (4) $71,330

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.24 (4) $86,840
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 2.44 (4) $86,630
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.08 (4) $82,580
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.12 (4) $79,160
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.71 (4) $73,160


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.

(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