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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
22,900 5.5 % (4) $ 90,160 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,470 $ 56,510 $ 76,160 $ 106,240 $ 155,430
  (4)

Industry profile for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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 19,950 0.66 (4) $ 87,880
Junior Colleges 2,770 0.41 (4) $ 103,840

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 19,950 0.66 (4) $ 87,880
Junior Colleges 2,770 0.41 (4) $ 103,840

Top paying industries for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $ 151,880
Junior Colleges 2,770 0.41 (4) $ 103,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,950 0.66 (4) $ 87,880


Geographic profile for Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary: Top

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.





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)
California 3,070 0.19 1.13 (4) $ 132,810
New York 2,730 0.31 1.91 (4) $ 94,080
Texas 1,960 0.16 0.98 (4) $ 76,500
Ohio 960 0.19 1.14 (4) $ 86,380
Illinois 960 0.17 1.04 (4) $ 87,900




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 280 0.40 2.46 (4) $ 88,580
Rhode Island 150 0.34 2.05 (4) $ 119,520
New York 2,730 0.31 1.91 (4) $ 94,080
Connecticut 420 0.27 1.65 (4) $ 79,980
Virginia 950 0.26 1.56 (4) $ 83,470




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 3,070 0.19 1.13 (4) $ 132,810
Rhode Island 150 0.34 2.05 (4) $ 119,520
Maryland 390 0.15 0.94 (4) $ 104,800
Massachusetts 580 0.17 1.05 (4) $ 97,180
New York 2,730 0.31 1.91 (4) $ 94,080





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 2,390 0.27 1.64 (4) $ 93,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,680 0.29 1.76 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 780 0.18 1.08 (4) $ 90,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 610 0.20 1.22 (4) $ 90,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.24 1.46 (4) $ 74,320
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 420 0.15 0.94 (4) $ 86,870
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 370 0.14 0.87 (4) $ 101,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.13 0.81 (4) $ 103,380
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 290 0.16 0.99 (4) $ 72,930
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.27 1.63 (4) $ 75,630




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 0.85 5.13 (4) $ 74,800
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.79 4.82 (4) $ 69,050
Lexington-Fayette, KY 170 0.67 4.07 (8) (8)
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.60 3.67 (4) $ 112,640
Jackson, TN 30 0.53 3.24 (4) $ 64,840
Boulder, CO 90 0.49 2.98 (8) (8)
Rochester, NY 210 0.44 2.67 (4) $ 106,270
Dayton, OH 150 0.42 2.54 (4) $ 83,990
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 100 0.41 2.51 (4) $ 93,380
Syracuse, NY 110 0.38 2.30 (4) $ 106,410




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.15 0.94 (4) $ 140,300
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.28 1.71 (4) $ 119,520
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.60 3.67 (4) $ 112,640
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.09 0.54 (4) $ 110,930
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 107,220
Syracuse, NY 110 0.38 2.30 (4) $ 106,410
Rochester, NY 210 0.44 2.67 (4) $ 106,270
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 230 0.18 1.10 (4) $ 105,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.13 0.81 (4) $ 103,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.09 0.53 (4) $ 102,810

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 4.19 (4) $ 98,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 0.99 (8) (8)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 2.47 (4) $ 78,410
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.18 1.12 (4) $ 86,220
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.67 (4) $ 35,110

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 70 0.69 4.19 (4) $ 98,900
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 2.47 (4) $ 78,410
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.80 (4) $ 77,330
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.67 (4) $ 35,110
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.60 (4) $ 55,520

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 70 0.69 4.19 (4) $ 98,900
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.18 1.12 (4) $ 86,220
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.04 (4) $ 81,000
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 2.47 (4) $ 78,410
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.80 (4) $ 77,330


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021