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

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 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
15,130 1.7 % (4) $ 100,970 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 43,460 $ 62,020 $ 85,760 $ 122,000 $ 179,450
  (4)

Industry profile for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,170 0.43 (4) $ 103,660
Junior Colleges 1,960 0.29 (4) $ 82,930

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,170 0.43 (4) $ 103,660
Junior Colleges 1,960 0.29 (4) $ 82,930

Top paying industries for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,170 0.43 (4) $ 103,660
Junior Colleges 1,960 0.29 (4) $ 82,930


Geographic profile for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,910 0.16 1.45 (4) $ 74,350
New York 1,510 0.17 1.60 (4) $ 132,240
California 1,020 0.06 0.57 (4) $ 129,130
District of Columbia 890 1.29 11.88 (4) $ 116,380
Pennsylvania 840 0.15 1.40 (4) $ 98,640




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 890 1.29 11.88 (4) $ 116,380
Delaware 110 0.26 2.39 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 800 0.24 2.20 (4) $ 148,800
Rhode Island 100 0.22 2.02 (4) $ 144,260
Virginia 710 0.19 1.76 (4) $ 97,780




Top paying states for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 800 0.24 2.20 (4) $ 148,800
Rhode Island 100 0.22 2.02 (4) $ 144,260
New York 1,510 0.17 1.60 (4) $ 132,240
California 1,020 0.06 0.57 (4) $ 129,130
District of Columbia 890 1.29 11.88 (4) $ 116,380





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Political Science 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 1,390 0.16 1.44 (4) $ 129,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,120 0.37 3.41 (4) $ 115,150
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 580 0.22 2.05 (4) $ 163,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 480 0.16 1.48 (4) $ 81,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 0.75 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 370 0.10 0.94 (4) $ 72,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 350 0.13 1.21 (4) $ 93,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 330 0.07 0.69 (4) $ 97,800
Austin-Round Rock, TX 320 0.30 2.78 (4) $ 101,840
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 190 0.10 0.90 (4) $ 96,630




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Syracuse, NY 120 0.41 3.81 (4) $ 112,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,120 0.37 3.41 (4) $ 115,150
Springfield, MA-CT 100 0.34 3.11 (4) $ 113,160
Austin-Round Rock, TX 320 0.30 2.78 (4) $ 101,840
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 120 0.29 2.70 (4) $ 119,700
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.28 2.54 (4) $ 123,430
Richmond, VA 170 0.27 2.49 (4) $ 96,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 580 0.22 2.05 (4) $ 163,420
Trenton, NJ 50 0.21 1.89 (8) (8)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.20 1.82 (4) $ 83,220




Top paying metropolitan areas for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 580 0.22 2.05 (4) $ 163,420
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.18 1.69 (4) $ 144,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.07 0.68 (4) $ 129,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,390 0.16 1.44 (4) $ 129,420
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.28 2.54 (4) $ 123,430
Rochester, NY 90 0.19 1.78 (4) $ 120,470
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 120 0.29 2.70 (4) $ 119,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,120 0.37 3.41 (4) $ 115,150
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.11 1.04 (4) $ 113,930
Springfield, MA-CT 100 0.34 3.11 (4) $ 113,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Political Science 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 110 0.56 5.11 (4) $ 40,970
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 2.08 (4) $ 37,800
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.70 (8) (8)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.26 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.28 (4) $ 79,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Political Science 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 110 0.56 5.11 (4) $ 40,970
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.70 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.28 (4) $ 79,790
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.26 (8) (8)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 2.08 (4) $ 37,800

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.60 (4) $ 107,190
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 30 0.11 1.00 (4) $ 91,870
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.28 (4) $ 79,790
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.56 5.11 (4) $ 40,970
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 2.08 (4) $ 37,800


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