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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
14,060 0.6 % (4) $ 98,980 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,990 $ 63,050 $ 81,980 $ 122,690 $ 164,670
  (4)

Industry profile for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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 12,260 0.41 (4) $ 100,640
Junior Colleges 1,790 0.29 (4) $ 87,800

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 12,260 0.41 (4) $ 100,640
Junior Colleges 1,790 0.29 (4) $ 87,800

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 12,260 0.41 (4) $ 100,640
Junior Colleges 1,790 0.29 (4) $ 87,800


Geographic profile for Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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.



Map of employment of political science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 1,690 0.14 1.39 (4) $ 78,330
New York 1,440 0.17 1.67 (4) $ 129,460
Pennsylvania 830 0.15 1.49 (4) $ 99,780
Massachusetts 760 0.22 2.25 (4) $ 112,240
California 740 0.04 0.45 (4) $ 140,260


Map of location quotient of political science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 680 1.03 10.36 (4) $ 113,740
Rhode Island 100 0.23 2.29 (8) (8)
Hawaii 120 0.23 2.26 (4) $ 69,250
Massachusetts 760 0.22 2.25 (4) $ 112,240
Virginia 700 0.19 1.87 (4) $ 98,110


Map of annual mean wages of political science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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)
California 740 0.04 0.45 (4) $ 140,260
New York 1,440 0.17 1.67 (4) $ 129,460
New Hampshire 60 0.09 0.91 (4) $ 127,260
District of Columbia 680 1.03 10.36 (4) $ 113,740
Massachusetts 760 0.22 2.25 (4) $ 112,240



Map of employment of political science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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 1,320 0.15 1.53 (4) $ 129,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 930 0.32 3.19 (4) $ 111,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.23 2.34 (4) $ 116,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 430 0.15 1.50 (4) $ 83,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 420 0.16 1.60 (4) $ 99,580
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 310 0.09 0.86 (4) $ 83,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.07 0.70 (4) $ 101,360
Austin-Round Rock, TX 270 0.25 2.51 (4) $ 108,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 260 0.05 0.45 (4) $ 150,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 220 0.08 0.83 (4) $ 80,310


Map of location quotient of political science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.50 5.01 (4) $ 155,350
Trenton, NJ 100 0.44 4.39 (4) $ 111,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 930 0.32 3.19 (4) $ 111,280
New Haven, CT 90 0.32 3.17 (4) $ 88,450
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.26 2.56 (4) $ 69,200
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.25 2.54 (4) $ 100,340
Austin-Round Rock, TX 270 0.25 2.51 (4) $ 108,070
Richmond, VA 150 0.25 2.47 (4) $ 94,410
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.24 2.41 (4) $ 94,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.23 2.34 (4) $ 116,030


Map of annual mean wages of political science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.50 5.01 (4) $ 155,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 260 0.05 0.45 (4) $ 150,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 0.31 (4) $ 140,340
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.44 (4) $ 137,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 100 0.05 0.45 (4) $ 135,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,320 0.15 1.53 (4) $ 129,840
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 120 0.08 0.84 (4) $ 128,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.23 2.34 (4) $ 116,030
Trenton, NJ 100 0.44 4.39 (4) $ 111,850
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 100 0.11 1.06 (4) $ 111,460

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 60 0.32 3.25 (4) $ 48,670
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.92 (4) $ 53,210
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.84 (4) $ 77,540
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.54 (4) $ 92,180
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.00 (4) $ 80,870

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 60 0.32 3.25 (4) $ 48,670
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.54 (4) $ 92,180
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.00 (4) $ 80,870
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.92 (4) $ 53,210
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.84 (4) $ 77,540

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.54 (4) $ 92,180
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.00 (4) $ 80,870
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.84 (4) $ 77,540
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.92 (4) $ 53,210
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 3.25 (4) $ 48,670


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022