Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. 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)
23,180 3.2 % (4) $77,420 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,010 $50,250 $68,360 $93,770 $127,740
  (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 20,310 0.68 (4) $78,200
Junior Colleges 2,650 0.35 (4) $73,740

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 20,310 0.68 (4) $78,200
Junior Colleges 2,650 0.35 (4) $73,740

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 20,310 0.68 (4) $78,200
Junior Colleges 2,650 0.35 (4) $73,740
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $42,900


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 3,650 0.40 2.43 (4) $84,310
California 1,890 0.12 0.72 (4) $95,490
Texas 1,560 0.13 0.81 (4) $77,330
Pennsylvania 1,560 0.27 1.64 (4) $75,910
North Carolina 970 0.23 1.40 (4) $77,440




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 180 0.60 3.61 (4) $68,230
District of Columbia 390 0.55 3.33 (4) $73,890
New York 3,650 0.40 2.43 (4) $84,310
Pennsylvania 1,560 0.27 1.64 (4) $75,910
Rhode Island 120 0.26 1.56 (4) $100,070




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 120 0.26 1.56 (4) $100,070
California 1,890 0.12 0.72 (4) $95,490
Massachusetts 720 0.21 1.25 (4) $94,380
New Hampshire 110 0.16 0.99 (4) $93,160
Utah 150 0.11 0.64 (4) $86,110





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 2,060 0.31 1.90 (4) $82,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 780 0.31 1.89 (4) $75,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.16 0.96 (4) $92,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.64 3.86 (4) $75,290
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 430 0.24 1.43 (4) $101,100
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.68 (4) $82,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 0.71 (4) $88,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 0.82 (4) $80,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.16 0.97 (4) $74,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.22 1.30 (4) $46,560




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)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 90 0.77 4.65 (4) $57,750
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.72 4.34 (4) $115,450
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.70 4.25 (8) (8)
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.69 4.17 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.64 3.86 (4) $75,290
Lexington-Fayette, KY 160 0.59 3.56 (4) $71,790
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 130 0.53 3.18 (4) $77,880
Springfield, MO 100 0.51 3.06 (4) $71,580
Spartanburg, SC 70 0.48 2.90 (4) $83,240
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 250 0.45 2.74 (4) $77,830




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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 0.73 (4) $131,050
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.72 4.34 (4) $115,450
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 30 0.13 0.80 (4) $112,170
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.27 1.64 (4) $106,910
Lansing-East Lansing, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $104,680
Rochester, NY 160 0.31 1.89 (4) $103,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 430 0.24 1.43 (4) $101,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.10 0.58 (4) $101,060
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.22 1.31 (4) $100,070
Springfield, MA-CT 100 0.30 1.82 (4) $99,280

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) 80 0.25 1.53 (4) $70,950
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.54 (4) $61,810
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.75 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.29 (4) $77,710
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.38 (4) $73,930

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 3.06 (4) $77,640
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.82 (4) $63,270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.75 (8) (8)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.62 (4) $78,460
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.64 (4) $55,070

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $80,970
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.02 (4) $79,080
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.62 (4) $78,460
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.29 (4) $77,710
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 3.06 (4) $77,640


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