Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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
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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)
22,920 3.3 % (4) $78,790 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,070 $51,710 $69,590 $94,800 $129,490
  (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 20,100 0.67 (4) $79,610
Junior Colleges 2,580 0.35 (4) $74,550
Religious Organizations 170 0.09 (4) $50,420

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 20,100 0.67 (4) $79,610
Junior Colleges 2,580 0.35 (4) $74,550
Religious Organizations 170 0.09 (4) $50,420

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 20,100 0.67 (4) $79,610
Junior Colleges 2,580 0.35 (4) $74,550
Religious Organizations 170 0.09 (4) $50,420


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 3,800 0.41 2.57 (4) $83,080
California 1,630 0.10 0.61 (4) $92,600
Texas 1,500 0.13 0.79 (4) $81,070
Pennsylvania 1,340 0.23 1.44 (4) $81,710
North Carolina 1,050 0.25 1.52 (4) $83,530




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 480 0.67 4.18 (4) $84,160
New York 3,800 0.41 2.57 (4) $83,080
Rhode Island 130 0.27 1.69 (4) $102,950
North Carolina 1,050 0.25 1.52 (4) $83,530
Missouri 670 0.24 1.48 (4) $70,890




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 130 0.27 1.69 (4) $102,950
New Hampshire 110 0.16 1.02 (4) $93,640
California 1,630 0.10 0.61 (4) $92,600
Utah 170 0.12 0.73 (4) $89,560
Massachusetts 730 0.21 1.28 (4) $89,120



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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 1,850 0.28 1.72 (4) $83,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 780 0.31 1.93 (4) $81,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.14 0.89 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.47 2.94 (4) $86,620
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.12 0.72 (4) $82,610
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 370 0.20 1.24 (4) $98,140
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 290 0.98 6.11 (4) $117,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.11 0.71 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.15 0.91 (4) $74,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.20 1.27 (4) $55,470


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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 290 0.98 6.11 (4) $117,940
Charlottesville, VA 90 0.78 4.82 (8) (8)
Jackson, TN 50 0.69 4.30 (4) $61,210
Lexington-Fayette, KY 170 0.63 3.93 (4) $69,030
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.52 3.22 (4) $76,180
Springfield, MO 100 0.50 3.09 (4) $77,820
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 210 0.48 2.96 (4) $66,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.47 2.94 (4) $86,620
Boulder, CO 80 0.47 2.95 (4) $81,560
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 100 0.40 2.49 (4) $76,840


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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 290 0.98 6.11 (4) $117,940
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 30 0.13 0.81 (4) $112,010
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.23 1.42 (4) $102,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.09 0.57 (4) $102,540
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.27 (4) $100,620
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 0.40 (4) $99,760
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 370 0.20 1.24 (4) $98,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 150 0.06 0.37 (4) $97,500
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 100 0.27 1.68 (4) $93,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 0.14 0.88 (4) $93,470

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 4.56 (8) (8)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 4.15 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.31 1.94 (4) $68,680
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.54 (4) $63,880
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.53 (4) $81,240

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 4.56 (8) (8)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 4.15 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.28 (4) $43,730
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.31 1.94 (4) $68,680
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.79 (8) (8)

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 Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $98,460
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.08 (4) $85,300
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.04 (4) $81,510
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.53 (4) $81,240
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.75 (4) $79,900


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

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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