Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
16,720 1.7 % (4) $94,090 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,220 $57,650 $79,210 $113,070 $164,830
  (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 14,400 0.48 (4) $95,560
Junior Colleges 2,310 0.31 (4) $85,050

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 14,400 0.48 (4) $95,560
Junior Colleges 2,310 0.31 (4) $85,050

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 14,400 0.48 (4) $95,560
Junior Colleges 2,310 0.31 (4) $85,050


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 0.15 1.26 (4) $91,540
New York 1,510 0.17 1.40 (4) $118,540
District of Columbia 1,340 1.90 16.00 (4) $97,480
Pennsylvania 1,060 0.18 1.54 (4) $90,960
California 950 0.06 0.50 (4) $115,590




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 1,340 1.90 16.00 (4) $97,480
Vermont 110 0.37 3.14 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 840 0.24 2.04 (4) $122,650
Rhode Island 110 0.22 1.89 (4) $98,210
Virginia 800 0.21 1.79 (4) $77,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 840 0.24 2.04 (4) $122,650
New York 1,510 0.17 1.40 (4) $118,540
California 950 0.06 0.50 (4) $115,590
Connecticut 280 0.17 1.39 (4) $114,050
Michigan 400 0.09 0.80 (4) $101,410





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 1,620 0.65 5.48 (4) $97,060
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.18 1.47 (4) $122,990
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 560 0.31 2.61 (4) $136,760
Pittsburgh, PA 360 0.31 2.64 (4) $93,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.36 2.98 (4) $97,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.69 (4) $90,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 0.99 (4) $87,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.55 (4) $124,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 270 0.17 1.43 (4) $91,180
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.20 1.69 (4) $95,810




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)
Springfield, MO 170 0.83 7.01 (4) $50,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.65 5.48 (4) $97,060
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.47 3.92 (4) $133,860
Waco, TX 50 0.42 3.54 (4) $66,520
Bloomington, IL 30 0.37 3.12 (4) $80,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.36 2.98 (4) $97,330
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.35 2.96 (4) $134,980
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 150 0.34 2.86 (4) $84,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 560 0.31 2.61 (4) $136,760
Pittsburgh, PA 360 0.31 2.64 (4) $93,540




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-Newton, MA NECTA Division 560 0.31 2.61 (4) $136,760
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.35 2.96 (4) $134,980
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.47 3.92 (4) $133,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.55 (4) $124,150
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.18 1.47 (4) $122,990
Rochester, NY 90 0.18 1.53 (4) $122,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.11 0.97 (4) $120,740
Madison, WI 60 0.15 1.22 (4) $117,760
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.66 (4) $117,090
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.51 (4) $112,760

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.97 (4) $74,990
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.14 (4) $87,320
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.99 (4) $72,680
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.13 1.13 (4) $87,240
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.34 (8) (8)

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.99 (4) $72,680
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.34 (8) (8)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.06 (4) $75,330
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.14 (4) $87,320
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.97 (4) $74,990

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.14 (4) $87,320
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.13 1.13 (4) $87,240
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.06 (4) $75,330
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.97 (4) $74,990
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.21 1.80 (4) $73,250


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017