Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
16,160 1.9 % (4) $76,750 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,030 $51,570 $69,230 $93,240 $127,500
  (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 11,520 0.39 (4) $79,230
Junior Colleges 4,620 0.61 (4) $70,670

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 4,620 0.61 (4) $70,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,520 0.39 (4) $79,230

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 11,520 0.39 (4) $79,230
Junior Colleges 4,620 0.61 (4) $70,670


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 1,730 0.19 1.64 (4) $88,000
Pennsylvania 1,520 0.27 2.27 (4) $78,110
Texas 1,250 0.11 0.92 (4) $70,110
California 1,000 0.06 0.55 (4) $91,590
Massachusetts 760 0.22 1.90 (4) $82,790



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 110 0.37 3.18 (4) $75,180
Pennsylvania 1,520 0.27 2.27 (4) $78,110
Rhode Island 120 0.26 2.19 (4) $127,460
Hawaii 150 0.24 2.08 (4) $68,960
Massachusetts 760 0.22 1.90 (4) $82,790



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 120 0.26 2.19 (4) $127,460
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.85 (4) $94,220
California 1,000 0.06 0.55 (4) $91,590
Connecticut 220 0.13 1.14 (4) $88,400
New York 1,730 0.19 1.64 (4) $88,000




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.15 1.32 (4) $100,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 580 0.66 5.65 (4) $78,130
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 1.72 (4) $94,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.61 (4) $92,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 1.03 (4) $80,620
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.26 2.19 (4) $80,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 290 0.10 0.83 (4) $70,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 250 0.14 1.16 (4) $74,730
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 1.28 (4) $70,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.44 (4) $75,470



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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.78 6.65 (4) $73,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 580 0.66 5.65 (4) $78,130
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 0.61 5.20 (4) $70,910
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.58 4.93 (4) $72,720
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 70 0.52 4.47 (4) $88,460
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.44 3.75 (4) $73,420
Salisbury, MD-DE 60 0.37 3.16 (4) $62,910
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 50 0.37 3.17 (4) $70,780
Worcester, MA-CT 100 0.36 3.11 (4) $67,480
Lincoln, NE 50 0.31 2.63 (4) $69,200



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 90 0.31 2.67 (4) $132,830
Ann Arbor, MI 60 0.28 2.41 (4) $128,600
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.24 2.01 (4) $122,340
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.43 (4) $119,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.06 0.54 (4) $102,070
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.15 1.32 (4) $100,240
New Haven, CT 40 0.13 1.12 (4) $98,610
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 1.72 (4) $94,100
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.10 0.85 (4) $93,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.61 (4) $92,290

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 2.49 (4) $81,130
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 2.47 (4) $64,290
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 4.57 (4) $66,840
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.06 (4) $55,970
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 4.07 (4) $64,820

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 0.54 4.57 (4) $66,840
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 4.07 (4) $64,820
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 3.65 (4) $62,630
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 3.15 (4) $79,440
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.31 2.68 (4) $47,880

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 2.49 (4) $81,130
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 3.15 (4) $79,440
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.93 (4) $74,380
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.75 (4) $72,480
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.15 (4) $70,970


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016