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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
13,870 1.9 % (4) $83,310 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,440 $54,350 $74,140 $100,020 $138,500
  (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 10,260 0.34 (4) $85,930
Junior Colleges 3,600 0.50 (4) $76,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 3,600 0.50 (4) $76,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,260 0.34 (4) $85,930

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 10,260 0.34 (4) $85,930
Junior Colleges 3,600 0.50 (4) $76,010


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)
New York 1,290 0.14 1.43 (4) $90,250
Texas 1,010 0.08 0.87 (4) $82,580
California 970 0.06 0.59 (4) $103,600
Pennsylvania 800 0.14 1.43 (4) $80,290
Massachusetts 730 0.20 2.14 (4) $85,270




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)
Massachusetts 730 0.20 2.14 (4) $85,270
District of Columbia 140 0.20 2.07 (4) $146,220
Delaware 90 0.20 2.08 (4) $81,740
Utah 270 0.18 1.92 (4) $92,950
Kansas 250 0.18 1.87 (4) $72,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 140 0.20 2.07 (4) $146,220
Rhode Island 60 0.13 1.37 (4) $116,720
California 970 0.06 0.59 (4) $103,600
Ohio 620 0.12 1.20 (4) $98,010
New Jersey 480 0.12 1.25 (4) $94,620





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 1,150 0.12 1.27 (4) $94,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 480 0.17 1.75 (4) $90,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.10 1.05 (4) $77,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 1.55 (4) $84,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 380 0.06 0.65 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 280 0.08 0.82 (4) $84,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 0.90 (4) $120,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 200 0.07 0.69 (4) $90,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.84 (4) $81,730
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 160 0.21 2.15 (4) $74,090




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)
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.41 4.30 (4) $93,010
Knoxville, TN 140 0.38 3.92 (4) $29,300
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.36 3.74 (4) $73,530
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.31 3.22 (4) $84,700
Lincoln, NE 50 0.27 2.84 (4) $76,470
New Haven, CT 70 0.24 2.53 (4) $88,120
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.24 2.47 (4) $57,590
Syracuse, NY 70 0.23 2.41 (4) $87,490
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.23 2.43 (4) $142,700
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.22 2.25 (4) $86,700




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.23 2.43 (4) $142,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 0.90 (4) $120,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.06 0.58 (4) $117,830
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 1.24 (4) $113,970
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.07 0.78 (4) $108,660
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 50 0.14 1.45 (4) $105,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.20 (4) $105,120
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.53 (4) $104,160
Austin-Round Rock, TX 120 0.12 1.23 (4) $102,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 0.05 0.49 (4) $99,930

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 4.55 (4) $73,840
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.14 1.50 (4) $53,690
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 2.23 (4) $66,410
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.37 (4) $68,250
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.86 (4) $59,770

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 4.55 (4) $73,840
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.37 (4) $68,250
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 2.23 (4) $66,410
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.86 (4) $59,770
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.14 1.50 (4) $53,690

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $97,120
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 4.55 (4) $73,840
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.37 (4) $68,250
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 2.23 (4) $66,410
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $64,520


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