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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
15,750 1.7 % (4) $102,290 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $44,340 $61,590 $85,930 $122,800 $184,340
  (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 13,730 0.44 (4) $105,260
Junior Colleges 2,010 0.28 (4) $82,020

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 13,730 0.44 (4) $105,260
Junior Colleges 2,010 0.28 (4) $82,020

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 13,730 0.44 (4) $105,260
Junior Colleges 2,010 0.28 (4) $82,020


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 1,760 0.14 1.32 (4) $74,240
New York 1,640 0.17 1.61 (4) $131,090
District of Columbia 1,010 1.40 13.07 (4) $138,200
California 1,010 0.06 0.54 (4) $132,950
Massachusetts 930 0.26 2.39 (4) $143,830




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 1,010 1.40 13.07 (4) $138,200
Massachusetts 930 0.26 2.39 (4) $143,830
Virginia 870 0.23 2.10 (8) (8)
Delaware 100 0.23 2.10 (8) (8)
Rhode Island 110 0.22 2.05 (4) $136,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 930 0.26 2.39 (4) $143,830
District of Columbia 1,010 1.40 13.07 (4) $138,200
Rhode Island 110 0.22 2.05 (4) $136,460
California 1,010 0.06 0.54 (4) $132,950
New York 1,640 0.17 1.61 (4) $131,090





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 1,360 0.14 1.31 (4) $128,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,260 0.39 3.68 (4) $132,670
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 680 0.24 2.25 (4) $155,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.08 0.78 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.13 1.18 (4) $85,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 0.12 1.10 (4) $98,800
Austin-Round Rock, TX 320 0.30 2.77 (4) $100,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 310 0.07 0.62 (4) $97,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 310 0.09 0.80 (4) $68,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 0.10 0.94 (4) $97,220




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)
Syracuse, NY 140 0.44 4.15 (4) $105,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,260 0.39 3.68 (4) $132,670
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.38 3.57 (4) $111,100
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.35 3.28 (4) $108,140
Tyler, TX 30 0.32 2.98 (4) $43,870
Austin-Round Rock, TX 320 0.30 2.77 (4) $100,770
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.29 2.68 (4) $142,680
Rochester, NY 150 0.28 2.63 (4) $133,050
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.27 2.56 (4) $133,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 680 0.24 2.25 (4) $155,410




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 680 0.24 2.25 (4) $155,410
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.29 2.68 (4) $142,680
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.18 1.71 (4) $136,460
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.27 2.56 (4) $133,380
Rochester, NY 150 0.28 2.63 (4) $133,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,260 0.39 3.68 (4) $132,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.09 0.87 (4) $129,820
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,360 0.14 1.31 (4) $128,200
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.52 (4) $127,170
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.17 1.60 (4) $112,450

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 100 0.48 4.51 (4) $43,210
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 4.58 (4) $127,490
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.49 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.13 1.18 (4) $81,260
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.62 (4) $102,860

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 4.58 (4) $127,490
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.48 4.51 (4) $43,210
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.49 (8) (8)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.99 (4) $41,690
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.62 (4) $102,860

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 50 0.49 4.58 (4) $127,490
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.62 (4) $102,860
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,940
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.13 1.18 (4) $81,260
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $66,080


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