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

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:

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)
12,550 0.4 % (4) $ 87,850 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,870 $ 61,420 $ 77,980 $ 101,010 $ 155,270
  (4)

Industry profile for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

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 9,910 0.33 (4) $ 88,260
Junior Colleges 2,620 0.42 (4) $ 86,470

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 2,620 0.42 (4) $ 86,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,910 0.33 (4) $ 88,260

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 9,910 0.33 (4) $ 88,260
Junior Colleges 2,620 0.42 (4) $ 86,470


Geographic profile for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

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.



Map of employment of sociology teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 1,390 0.16 1.79 (4) $ 112,960
Texas 1,230 0.10 1.13 (4) $ 70,270
California 750 0.05 0.51 (4) $ 129,420
New Jersey 620 0.16 1.80 (4) $ 93,460
Pennsylvania 600 0.11 1.21 (4) $ 92,690


Map of location quotient of sociology teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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)
South Dakota 80 0.20 2.20 (4) $ 64,340
Wisconsin 470 0.17 1.90 (4) $ 75,760
Hawaii 90 0.17 1.87 (4) $ 74,830
New Jersey 620 0.16 1.80 (4) $ 93,460
New York 1,390 0.16 1.79 (4) $ 112,960


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


Top paying states for Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 750 0.05 0.51 (4) $ 129,420
New York 1,390 0.16 1.79 (4) $ 112,960
Oregon 140 0.08 0.85 (4) $ 110,950
Massachusetts 500 0.15 1.65 (4) $ 104,450
Connecticut 160 0.10 1.17 (4) $ 98,560



Map of employment of sociology teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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 1,300 0.15 1.68 (4) $ 119,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.10 1.13 (4) $ 88,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.14 1.55 (4) $ 107,820
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 0.13 1.45 (4) $ 91,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 300 0.05 0.58 (4) $ 143,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 260 0.09 1.00 (4) $ 75,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 230 0.08 0.87 (4) $ 90,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 1.21 (4) $ 86,930
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 170 0.09 1.01 (4) $ 84,720
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.15 1.69 (4) $ 88,580


Map of location quotient of sociology teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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 60 0.86 9.61 (4) $ 92,550
Bloomington, IL 60 0.75 8.38 (4) $ 57,660
Trenton, NJ 120 0.51 5.72 (4) $ 88,370
Duluth, MN-WI 60 0.49 5.49 (4) $ 70,810
Madison, WI 140 0.38 4.22 (4) $ 90,120
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 30 0.29 3.26 (4) $ 57,630
New Haven, CT 80 0.28 3.16 (4) $ 98,000
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.25 2.80 (4) $ 98,540
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.25 2.80 (4) $ 116,460
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.22 2.48 (4) $ 75,780


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


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 300 0.05 0.58 (4) $ 143,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 0.26 (4) $ 139,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,300 0.15 1.68 (4) $ 119,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 0.77 (4) $ 119,000
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 0.88 (4) $ 118,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 100 0.04 0.50 (4) $ 117,200
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.25 2.80 (4) $ 116,460
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.46 (4) $ 113,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.14 1.55 (4) $ 107,820
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.11 1.18 (4) $ 100,470

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 0.37 4.15 (4) $ 52,840
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.91 (4) $ 73,130
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 5.68 (4) $ 88,640
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 8.54 (4) $ 59,940
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.23 (4) $ 76,240

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 South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 8.54 (4) $ 59,940
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 5.68 (4) $ 88,640
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 4.15 (4) $ 52,840
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.91 (4) $ 73,130
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 3.60 (4) $ 74,730

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 5.68 (4) $ 88,640
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.23 (4) $ 76,240
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 3.60 (4) $ 74,730
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.91 (4) $ 73,130
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.71 (4) $ 62,960


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.

(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