Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in sociology. 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)
16,900 2.0 % (4) $74,860 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,090 $50,340 $67,880 $91,800 $124,290
  (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 12,040 0.41 (4) $76,770
Junior Colleges 4,840 0.63 (4) $70,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 4,840 0.63 (4) $70,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,040 0.41 (4) $76,770

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 12,040 0.41 (4) $76,770
Junior Colleges 4,840 0.63 (4) $70,190


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 1,770 0.20 1.60 (4) $84,850
Pennsylvania 1,640 0.29 2.31 (4) $77,430
Texas 1,210 0.11 0.86 (4) $69,680
California 1,000 0.07 0.53 (4) $88,610
North Carolina 710 0.17 1.40 (4) $68,180



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 130 0.43 3.45 (4) $75,120
Pennsylvania 1,640 0.29 2.31 (4) $77,430
Rhode Island 130 0.27 2.19 (4) $122,480
Hawaii 150 0.25 1.99 (4) $69,090
Wisconsin 590 0.22 1.73 (4) $92,230



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 130 0.27 2.19 (4) $122,480
Massachusetts 700 0.21 1.68 (4) $92,930
Wisconsin 590 0.22 1.73 (4) $92,230
New Hampshire 50 0.09 0.70 (4) $89,560
California 1,000 0.07 0.53 (4) $88,610




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 990 0.18 1.47 (4) $93,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 750 0.40 3.20 (4) $78,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.19 1.54 (4) $114,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 1.07 (4) $77,680
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 2.25 (4) $78,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.59 (4) $54,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.50 (4) $87,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 250 0.09 0.69 (4) $77,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 240 0.13 1.04 (4) $73,040
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 1.17 (4) $81,200



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)
Ithaca, NY 80 1.67 13.37 (4) $102,060
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 80 0.62 4.99 (4) $72,420
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.57 4.54 (4) $72,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 750 0.40 3.20 (4) $78,680
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 50 0.39 3.11 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.36 2.92 (4) $118,530
Waco, TX 40 0.34 2.71 (4) $60,980
Lincoln, NE 50 0.32 2.56 (4) $66,600
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 140 0.32 2.56 (4) $72,190
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.31 2.51 (4) $66,280



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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.25 2.03 (4) $125,120
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.24 1.90 (4) $120,450
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.36 2.92 (4) $118,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.19 1.54 (4) $114,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.44 (4) $112,210
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 140 0.17 1.39 (4) $107,220
Ithaca, NY 80 1.67 13.37 (4) $102,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.06 0.50 (4) $100,590
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 120 0.09 0.76 (4) $97,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.18 1.47 (4) $93,170

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 3.69 (4) $56,590
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 3.41 (4) $60,990
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.27 2.15 (4) $76,900
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 4.19 (4) $65,420
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.19 1.55 (4) $60,950

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 4.19 (4) $65,420
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 3.69 (4) $56,590
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 3.53 (4) $78,310
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 3.41 (4) $60,990
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 3.04 (4) $56,920

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 50 0.44 3.53 (4) $78,310
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.27 2.15 (4) $76,900
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.37 (4) $73,440
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.07 (4) $67,510
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $66,570


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.

(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 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