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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
13,850 2.1 % (4) $85,240 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,920 $54,980 $75,290 $103,300 $147,930
  (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 0.33 (4) $87,290
Junior Colleges 3,590 0.50 (4) $79,470

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 3,590 0.50 (4) $79,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,260 0.33 (4) $87,290

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 0.33 (4) $87,290
Junior Colleges 3,590 0.50 (4) $79,470


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 1,560 0.16 1.74 (4) $105,730
Texas 940 0.08 0.80 (4) $73,380
California 910 0.05 0.55 (4) $113,860
Massachusetts 770 0.21 2.26 (4) $89,900
Pennsylvania 670 0.11 1.20 (4) $86,140




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 770 0.21 2.26 (4) $89,900
Tennessee 570 0.19 2.00 (4) $51,280
District of Columbia 140 0.19 1.99 (4) $149,960
Utah 270 0.18 1.87 (4) $97,530
Kansas 230 0.17 1.76 (4) $74,200




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 0.19 1.99 (4) $149,960
Rhode Island 60 0.13 1.41 (4) $121,760
California 910 0.05 0.55 (4) $113,860
New York 1,560 0.16 1.74 (4) $105,730
Missouri 130 0.04 0.48 (4) $102,880





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 1,450 0.15 1.59 (4) $108,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 0.81 (4) $121,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.10 1.06 (4) $80,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 420 0.15 1.61 (4) $90,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 370 0.13 1.38 (4) $92,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 290 0.09 0.96 (4) $118,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 210 0.06 0.62 (4) $71,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 0.63 (4) $93,600
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 160 0.21 2.27 (4) $76,840
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 150 0.08 0.83 (4) $78,450




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)
Duluth, MN-WI 60 0.49 5.25 (4) $65,700
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.40 4.26 (4) $94,470
Worcester, MA-CT 100 0.36 3.81 (8) (8)
Knoxville, TN 130 0.35 3.72 (4) $32,690
Lincoln, NE 50 0.27 2.88 (4) $76,480
Syracuse, NY 80 0.26 2.76 (4) $86,750
New Haven, CT 70 0.24 2.54 (4) $90,330
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.23 2.43 (4) $86,600
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 2.33 (4) $93,600
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 160 0.21 2.27 (4) $76,840




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 0.81 (4) $121,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.07 0.73 (4) $119,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 290 0.09 0.96 (4) $118,900
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 1.26 (4) $118,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.28 (4) $117,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,450 0.15 1.59 (4) $108,520
Austin-Round Rock, TX 120 0.11 1.18 (4) $101,670
Madison, WI 60 0.15 1.56 (4) $98,070
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.44 (4) $95,680
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $94,820

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 70 0.36 3.78 (4) $50,460
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 3.29 (4) $66,300
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 5.20 (4) $66,150
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 4.92 (4) $63,120
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.71 (4) $37,120

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 5.20 (4) $66,150
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 4.92 (4) $63,120
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.78 (4) $50,460
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 3.29 (4) $66,300
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.71 (4) $37,120

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 1.12 (4) $85,840
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 3.29 (4) $66,300
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 5.20 (4) $66,150
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 4.92 (4) $63,120
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.78 (4) $50,460


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020