Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
16,200 1.7 % (4) $98,620 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,760 $59,590 $81,430 $117,520 $177,850
  (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 14,000 0.46 (4) $100,240
Junior Colleges 2,180 0.30 (4) $88,410

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 14,000 0.46 (4) $100,240
Junior Colleges 2,180 0.30 (4) $88,410

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 14,000 0.46 (4) $100,240
Junior Colleges 2,180 0.30 (4) $88,410


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 1,670 0.14 1.24 (4) $93,480
New York 1,640 0.18 1.56 (4) $120,370
District of Columbia 1,220 1.72 15.17 (4) $119,310
Massachusetts 940 0.27 2.35 (4) $120,320
California 930 0.06 0.49 (4) $116,970




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 1,220 1.72 15.17 (4) $119,310
Massachusetts 940 0.27 2.35 (4) $120,320
Rhode Island 120 0.24 2.13 (4) $118,820
Virginia 800 0.21 1.85 (8) (8)
New York 1,640 0.18 1.56 (4) $120,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,640 0.18 1.56 (4) $120,370
Massachusetts 940 0.27 2.35 (4) $120,320
District of Columbia 1,220 1.72 15.17 (4) $119,310
Rhode Island 120 0.24 2.13 (4) $118,820
California 930 0.06 0.49 (4) $116,970



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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.59 5.18 (4) $115,550
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.18 1.57 (4) $124,400
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 550 0.30 2.65 (4) $137,250
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 310 0.09 0.76 (4) $93,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.18 1.54 (4) $94,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.94 (4) $88,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.50 (4) $126,700
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.19 1.65 (4) $94,620
Austin-Round Rock, TX 200 0.20 1.72 (4) $100,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 0.65 (4) $79,920


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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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.60 5.27 (4) $137,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.59 5.18 (4) $115,550
Springfield, MA-CT 170 0.50 4.42 (4) $99,640
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.39 3.46 (4) $66,690
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.36 3.15 (4) $82,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 550 0.30 2.65 (4) $137,250
Boulder, CO 50 0.29 2.53 (4) $91,410
Tallahassee, FL 50 0.27 2.35 (4) $99,010
Rochester, NY 140 0.27 2.35 (4) $135,500
Springfield, MO 50 0.26 2.26 (8) (8)


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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)
New Haven, CT 40 0.14 1.21 (4) $142,810
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 550 0.30 2.65 (4) $137,250
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.60 5.27 (4) $137,160
Rochester, NY 140 0.27 2.35 (4) $135,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.50 (4) $126,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.18 1.57 (4) $124,400
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.53 (4) $122,780
Madison, WI 60 0.14 1.27 (4) $122,670
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 0.71 (4) $121,790
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.11 0.96 (4) $119,970

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 1.45 (4) $89,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.06 (4) $76,590
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.50 (4) $93,190
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.24 2.08 (4) $89,070
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.20 (4) $71,360

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 Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.50 (4) $93,190
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.18 (4) $73,190
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.24 2.08 (4) $89,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.06 (4) $76,590
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.91 (4) $58,310

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.39 (4) $93,920
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.50 (4) $93,190
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 1.45 (4) $89,620
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.24 2.08 (4) $89,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.06 (4) $76,590


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018