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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 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)
15,890 1.7 % (4) $99,480 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,310 $60,980 $83,370 $117,590 $177,360
  (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 13,800 0.45 (4) $101,680
Junior Colleges 2,080 0.29 (4) $85,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,800 0.45 (4) $101,680
Junior Colleges 2,080 0.29 (4) $85,170

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 13,800 0.45 (4) $101,680
Junior Colleges 2,080 0.29 (4) $85,170


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)
Texas 1,910 0.16 1.44 (4) $81,070
New York 1,680 0.18 1.63 (4) $125,360
District of Columbia 1,160 1.63 14.88 (4) $127,410
Massachusetts 1,020 0.29 2.61 (4) $136,210
California 860 0.05 0.46 (4) $112,360




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)
District of Columbia 1,160 1.63 14.88 (4) $127,410
Massachusetts 1,020 0.29 2.61 (4) $136,210
Virginia 840 0.22 2.00 (8) (8)
Rhode Island 110 0.22 2.03 (4) $122,390
New York 1,680 0.18 1.63 (4) $125,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,020 0.29 2.61 (4) $136,210
District of Columbia 1,160 1.63 14.88 (4) $127,410
New York 1,680 0.18 1.63 (4) $125,360
Rhode Island 110 0.22 2.03 (4) $122,390
California 860 0.05 0.46 (4) $112,360





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,540 0.16 1.48 (4) $120,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,410 0.45 4.11 (4) $123,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 730 0.27 2.42 (4) $146,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 470 0.13 1.19 (4) $78,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 370 0.13 1.14 (4) $85,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.07 0.68 (4) $91,010
Austin-Round Rock, TX 300 0.29 2.69 (4) $102,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 280 0.14 1.29 (4) $95,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 270 0.04 0.40 (4) $112,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 260 0.09 0.82 (4) $105,440




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,410 0.45 4.11 (4) $123,920
Springfield, MA-CT 150 0.44 4.00 (4) $108,240
Syracuse, NY 110 0.38 3.42 (4) $111,320
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.35 3.22 (4) $133,450
Tallahassee, FL 60 0.34 3.13 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.33 3.03 (4) $126,640
Austin-Round Rock, TX 300 0.29 2.69 (4) $102,330
Rochester, NY 150 0.28 2.57 (4) $132,450
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 130 0.28 2.56 (4) $95,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 730 0.27 2.42 (4) $146,610




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 730 0.27 2.42 (4) $146,610
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.35 3.22 (4) $133,450
Rochester, NY 150 0.28 2.57 (4) $132,450
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.54 (4) $126,820
Dayton, OH 50 0.13 1.16 (4) $126,760
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.33 3.03 (4) $126,640
Madison, WI 60 0.14 1.30 (4) $124,470
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 0.10 0.95 (4) $124,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,410 0.45 4.11 (4) $123,920
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.19 1.69 (4) $122,390

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.78 (8) (8)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.94 (4) $61,640
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.13 (4) $77,430
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.15 1.40 (4) $92,220
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.10 (4) $72,420

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.78 (8) (8)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.10 (4) $72,420
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.13 (4) $77,430
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.22 2.03 (4) $91,160
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.94 (4) $61,640

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.52 (4) $97,350
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.15 1.40 (4) $92,220
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.22 2.03 (4) $91,160
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $91,000
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.13 (4) $77,430


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019