Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
13,630 1.5 % (4) $83,840 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,340 $54,550 $73,080 $99,220 $139,200
  (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 10,120 0.34 (4) $85,900
Junior Colleges 3,490 0.47 (4) $77,990

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 3,490 0.47 (4) $77,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,120 0.34 (4) $85,900

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 10,120 0.34 (4) $85,900
Junior Colleges 3,490 0.47 (4) $77,990


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 1,360 0.15 1.54 (4) $87,580
Texas 1,080 0.09 0.95 (4) $81,710
Pennsylvania 1,000 0.17 1.81 (4) $79,410
California 960 0.06 0.60 (4) $102,020
Massachusetts 660 0.19 1.96 (4) $88,140




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)
Delaware 90 0.20 2.14 (4) $80,720
Massachusetts 660 0.19 1.96 (4) $88,140
Pennsylvania 1,000 0.17 1.81 (4) $79,410
District of Columbia 110 0.16 1.63 (4) $152,890
New York 1,360 0.15 1.54 (4) $87,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 110 0.16 1.63 (4) $152,890
Rhode Island 70 0.14 1.47 (4) $114,060
California 960 0.06 0.60 (4) $102,020
New Jersey 420 0.11 1.11 (4) $97,150
Ohio 660 0.12 1.28 (4) $96,730



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.13 1.32 (4) $98,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.35 3.68 (4) $85,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.06 0.68 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 1.45 (4) $95,130
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.71 (4) $83,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 220 0.08 0.80 (4) $75,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.92 (4) $120,980
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 1.70 (4) $81,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.70 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 160 0.48 5.04 (4) $90,280


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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)
Springfield, MA-CT 160 0.48 5.04 (4) $90,280
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.36 3.81 (4) $148,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.35 3.68 (4) $85,180
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.34 3.58 (4) $72,780
Lincoln, NE 50 0.29 3.05 (4) $73,350
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.28 2.96 (4) $80,240
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.25 2.60 (4) $55,400
Dayton, OH 90 0.25 2.60 (8) (8)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.23 2.41 (4) $80,550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 150 0.21 2.16 (4) $73,270


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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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.36 3.81 (4) $148,170
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 0.70 (4) $122,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.92 (4) $120,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.06 0.61 (4) $120,040
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.21 2.18 (4) $109,650
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.13 1.41 (4) $108,790
Urban Honolulu, HI 70 0.15 1.59 (4) $105,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.21 (4) $103,810
Madison, WI 50 0.13 1.33 (4) $103,510
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 50 0.14 1.44 (4) $103,320

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 90 0.36 3.79 (8) (8)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 5.30 (4) $75,240
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.34 (4) $66,750
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.27 (4) $61,550
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.63 (4) $59,480

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 60 0.51 5.30 (4) $75,240
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 3.79 (8) (8)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 2.50 (4) $67,670
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.27 (4) $61,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.34 (4) $66,750

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.09 0.95 (4) $75,710
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 5.30 (4) $75,240
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 2.50 (4) $67,670
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.34 (4) $66,750
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.27 (4) $61,550


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