Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
17,660 1.6 % (4) $84,110 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,020 $53,650 $73,760 $104,860 $143,220
  (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 15,090 0.51 (4) $87,500
Junior Colleges 2,570 0.34 (4) $64,220

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 15,090 0.51 (4) $87,500
Junior Colleges 2,570 0.34 (4) $64,220

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 15,090 0.51 (4) $87,500
Junior Colleges 2,570 0.34 (4) $64,220


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 1,850 0.21 1.61 (4) $95,040
Texas 1,550 0.14 1.06 (4) $73,450
California 1,280 0.09 0.66 (4) $88,630
District of Columbia 1,230 1.85 13.86 (4) $82,070
Pennsylvania 1,160 0.21 1.55 (4) $107,790




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 1,230 1.85 13.86 (4) $82,070
Rhode Island 130 0.28 2.13 (4) $88,060
Vermont 70 0.22 1.64 (4) $88,540
Pennsylvania 1,160 0.21 1.55 (4) $107,790
New York 1,850 0.21 1.61 (4) $95,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 1,160 0.21 1.55 (4) $107,790
Massachusetts 690 0.21 1.58 (4) $105,880
Michigan 570 0.14 1.07 (4) $105,560
New Jersey 380 0.10 0.74 (4) $98,590
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.74 (4) $96,000





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 1,500 0.64 4.77 (4) $85,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.22 1.67 (4) $103,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.79 (4) $89,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 370 0.20 1.51 (4) $111,780
Pittsburgh, PA 330 0.29 2.18 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 330 0.19 1.41 (4) $122,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 310 0.08 0.64 (4) $61,710
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 270 0.31 2.33 (4) $87,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.10 0.72 (4) $72,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 1.35 (4) $82,820




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)
Columbia, MO 70 0.83 6.22 (4) $84,840
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.70 5.22 (4) $59,410
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.66 4.99 (4) $77,050
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.65 4.86 (4) $103,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.64 4.77 (4) $85,680
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.64 4.78 (4) $129,000
Springfield, MO 100 0.50 3.78 (4) $90,680
Syracuse, NY 110 0.36 2.71 (4) $79,600
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 270 0.31 2.33 (4) $87,470
Pittsburgh, PA 330 0.29 2.18 (8) (8)




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 180 0.64 4.78 (4) $129,000
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.39 (4) $125,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 330 0.19 1.41 (4) $122,270
Rochester, NY 90 0.18 1.33 (4) $118,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 370 0.20 1.51 (4) $111,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.39 (4) $107,680
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.05 0.37 (4) $107,400
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.24 (4) $105,350
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.65 4.86 (4) $103,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.22 1.67 (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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 2.06 (4) $63,930
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.13 (8) (8)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.00 (4) $71,990
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.93 (4) $83,560
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.00 (4) $84,810

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.00 (4) $84,810
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 2.20 (4) $89,760
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.13 (8) (8)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.00 (4) $71,990
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 2.06 (4) $63,930

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.09 (4) $89,820
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 2.20 (4) $89,760
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.00 (4) $84,810
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.93 (4) $83,560
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.08 (4) $78,110


About May 2013 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 mean 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014