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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
13,420 2.2 % (4) $ 85,180 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,910 $ 55,490 $ 75,610 $ 103,670 $ 145,990
  (4)

Industry profile for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,940 0.33 (4) $ 87,720
Junior Colleges 3,470 0.51 (4) $ 77,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 3,470 0.51 (4) $ 77,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,940 0.33 (4) $ 87,720

Top paying industries for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,940 0.33 (4) $ 87,720
Junior Colleges 3,470 0.51 (4) $ 77,960


Geographic profile for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,680 0.19 2.01 (4) $ 111,610
Texas 980 0.08 0.84 (4) $ 74,840
California 840 0.05 0.53 (4) $ 111,040
New Jersey 720 0.19 1.97 (4) $ 89,340
Illinois 660 0.12 1.22 (4) $ 77,930




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 570 0.20 2.05 (4) $ 53,800
New York 1,680 0.19 2.01 (4) $ 111,610
Massachusetts 640 0.19 1.99 (4) $ 93,320
New Jersey 720 0.19 1.97 (4) $ 89,340
District of Columbia 110 0.16 1.65 (4) $ 86,440




Top paying states for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 127,220
New York 1,680 0.19 2.01 (4) $ 111,610
California 840 0.05 0.53 (4) $ 111,040
Nevada 30 0.02 0.25 (4) $ 104,680
Utah (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 94,420





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,570 0.18 1.84 (4) $ 113,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 540 0.12 1.28 (4) $ 80,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 370 0.06 0.65 (4) $ 130,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 360 0.13 1.37 (4) $ 83,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 350 0.14 1.41 (4) $ 99,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 250 0.08 0.85 (4) $ 88,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 200 0.07 0.70 (4) $ 90,750
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 170 0.05 0.50 (4) $ 78,780
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.37 3.83 (4) $ 75,220
Madison, WI 140 0.37 3.81 (4) $ 86,260




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.83 8.58 (4) $ 86,960
Duluth, MN-WI 60 0.53 5.50 (4) $ 67,110
Ann Arbor, MI 90 0.45 4.62 (4) $ 108,020
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.37 3.83 (4) $ 75,220
Madison, WI 140 0.37 3.81 (4) $ 86,260
Knoxville, TN 140 0.36 3.74 (4) $ 29,300
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.35 3.63 (4) $ 88,810
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.32 3.31 (8) (8)
New Haven, CT 60 0.24 2.47 (4) $ 88,800
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.22 2.28 (4) $ 87,530




Top paying metropolitan areas for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 370 0.06 0.65 (4) $ 130,150
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 123,960
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.07 0.72 (4) $ 117,690
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,570 0.18 1.84 (4) $ 113,820
Ann Arbor, MI 90 0.45 4.62 (4) $ 108,020
Austin-Round Rock, TX 110 0.11 1.12 (4) $ 104,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 350 0.14 1.41 (4) $ 99,260
Syracuse, NY 60 0.20 2.09 (4) $ 97,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.03 0.36 (4) $ 93,840
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 93,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.73 (4) $ 49,110
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 4.88 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.13 1.34 (4) $ 89,640
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.50 (4) $ 37,190
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.21 (4) $ 59,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 4.88 (8) (8)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.73 (4) $ 49,110
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.21 (4) $ 59,320
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.71 (4) $ 62,880
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.50 (4) $ 37,190

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.13 1.34 (4) $ 89,640
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.71 (4) $ 62,880
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.21 (4) $ 59,320
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.73 (4) $ 49,110
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.50 (4) $ 37,190


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021