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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
20,850 2.3 % (4) $ 88,260 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,090 $ 60,670 $ 77,610 $ 100,240 $ 155,240
  (4)

Industry profile for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,730 0.63 (4) $ 87,690
Junior Colleges 2,040 0.33 (4) $ 94,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,730 0.63 (4) $ 87,690
Junior Colleges 2,040 0.33 (4) $ 94,370

Top paying industries for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 2,040 0.33 (4) $ 94,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,730 0.63 (4) $ 87,690
Religious Organizations (8) (8) (4) $ 69,720


Geographic profile for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,370 0.27 1.85 (4) $ 96,940
Texas 1,910 0.16 1.05 (4) $ 72,270
California 1,690 0.10 0.69 (4) $ 138,640
Illinois 1,330 0.24 1.60 (4) $ 79,100
Pennsylvania 960 0.17 1.16 (4) $ 90,440


Map of location quotient of philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 420 0.63 4.27 (4) $ 93,120
Rhode Island 160 0.35 2.36 (4) $ 116,300
Alaska 90 0.30 1.99 (8) (8)
New York 2,370 0.27 1.85 (4) $ 96,940
Illinois 1,330 0.24 1.60 (4) $ 79,100


Map of annual mean wages of philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,690 0.10 0.69 (4) $ 138,640
Maryland 460 0.18 1.22 (4) $ 117,770
Rhode Island 160 0.35 2.36 (4) $ 116,300
Massachusetts 570 0.17 1.14 (4) $ 109,580
New Jersey 720 0.19 1.27 (4) $ 103,140



Map of employment of philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Philosophy and Religion 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 2,100 0.24 1.64 (4) $ 103,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,130 0.27 1.80 (4) $ 81,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 750 0.13 0.89 (4) $ 147,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.22 1.50 (4) $ 80,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 600 0.21 1.39 (4) $ 98,210
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 440 0.17 1.12 (4) $ 95,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 430 0.17 1.12 (4) $ 114,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 380 0.11 0.71 (4) $ 69,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.19 1.30 (4) $ 84,060
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 310 0.25 1.66 (4) $ 113,510


Map of location quotient of philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Philosophy and Religion 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 0.94 6.35 (4) $ 81,910
Lawrence, KS 30 0.74 5.01 (8) (8)
Trenton, NJ 160 0.72 4.84 (4) $ 111,960
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 30 0.60 4.05 (4) $ 76,520
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.59 3.98 (8) (8)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 100 0.38 2.56 (4) $ 84,120
New Haven, CT 100 0.37 2.47 (4) $ 98,560
Syracuse, NY 100 0.36 2.40 (8) (8)
Springfield, MO 70 0.35 2.34 (4) $ 74,790
Manchester, NH 30 0.33 2.20 (4) $ 69,760


Map of annual mean wages of philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Philosophy and Religion 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 750 0.13 0.89 (4) $ 147,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.10 0.64 (4) $ 129,190
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.06 0.38 (4) $ 127,730
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.30 2.01 (4) $ 116,300
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 430 0.17 1.12 (4) $ 114,530
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 310 0.25 1.66 (4) $ 113,510
Trenton, NJ 160 0.72 4.84 (4) $ 111,960
Fresno, CA 40 0.09 0.64 (4) $ 110,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 0.87 (4) $ 109,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.07 0.47 (4) $ 108,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 70 0.22 1.49 (4) $ 80,910
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 4.46 (4) $ 91,820
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 1.90 (4) $ 62,910
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.52 (4) $ 82,310
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.65 (4) $ 85,910

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Philosophy and Religion 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 60 0.66 4.46 (4) $ 91,820
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.52 (4) $ 82,310
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 1.90 (4) $ 62,910
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.65 (4) $ 85,910
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.56 (4) $ 66,450

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Philosophy and Religion 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 60 0.66 4.46 (4) $ 91,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.65 (4) $ 85,910
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.52 (4) $ 82,310
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 70 0.22 1.49 (4) $ 80,910
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.51 (4) $ 72,200


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