Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
14,580 2.0 % (4) $81,600 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,430 $53,710 $71,840 $97,430 $133,740
  (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 10,590 0.35 (4) $83,000
Junior Colleges 3,970 0.53 (4) $77,970

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 3,970 0.53 (4) $77,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,590 0.35 (4) $83,000

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 10,590 0.35 (4) $83,000
Junior Colleges 3,970 0.53 (4) $77,970


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 1,490 0.16 1.57 (4) $88,110
Pennsylvania 1,270 0.22 2.13 (4) $77,490
Texas 1,230 0.10 1.01 (4) $78,630
California 930 0.06 0.56 (4) $105,320
North Carolina 760 0.18 1.73 (4) $75,320




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)
Vermont 100 0.32 3.10 (4) $75,240
Rhode Island 110 0.24 2.31 (4) $128,430
Hawaii 150 0.24 2.31 (4) $68,540
Pennsylvania 1,270 0.22 2.13 (4) $77,490
Delaware 90 0.20 1.96 (4) $79,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 110 0.24 2.31 (4) $128,430
California 930 0.06 0.56 (4) $105,320
Wisconsin 400 0.14 1.39 (4) $96,850
Florida 360 0.04 0.42 (4) $92,560
Illinois 370 0.06 0.61 (4) $91,790





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 820 0.12 1.20 (4) $99,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 520 0.59 5.64 (4) $76,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 280 0.10 0.93 (4) $72,450
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 270 0.15 1.44 (4) $96,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.05 0.52 (4) $106,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.57 (4) $86,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.84 (4) $84,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.08 0.80 (4) $83,660
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 1.71 (4) $83,950
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 1.16 (4) $74,560




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)
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 0.61 5.84 (4) $72,320
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.59 5.66 (4) $75,740
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 520 0.59 5.64 (4) $76,980
Bowling Green, KY 40 0.50 4.79 (4) $55,320
Bloomington, IL 40 0.46 4.44 (4) $98,780
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.40 3.83 (4) $70,000
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.39 3.71 (4) $84,720
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 50 0.37 3.61 (4) $72,270
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.33 3.19 (4) $69,440
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.33 3.18 (4) $133,670




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.33 3.18 (4) $133,670
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.22 2.11 (4) $123,750
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 0.62 (4) $122,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.07 0.64 (4) $118,390
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.22 2.15 (4) $110,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.07 0.66 (4) $107,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.05 0.52 (4) $106,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.04 0.42 (4) $104,380
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 820 0.12 1.20 (4) $99,020
Bloomington, IL 40 0.46 4.44 (4) $98,780

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 3.11 (8) (8)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 5.14 (4) $77,220
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 2.39 (4) $56,910
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 4.52 (4) $65,800
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.16 (4) $65,370

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 5.14 (4) $77,220
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 4.52 (4) $65,800
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 3.11 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.31 2.98 (4) $39,800
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.61 (4) $65,790

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.43 (4) $90,090
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 5.14 (4) $77,220
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 4.52 (4) $65,800
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.61 (4) $65,790
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.16 (4) $65,370


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