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Occupational Employment Statistics


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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 206$81,376.85/yr$61,579.39/yr$65,373.32/yr$86,234.65/yr$86,234.65/yr$109,972.12/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services340N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 20$86,234.65/yr6.7%
Southeast Minnesota 20$83,336.27/yr4.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$78,768.53/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$84,061.40/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$82,177.13/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$83,341.57/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$82,176.08/yr4.5%
Southwest Minnesota 30$84,066.69/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$82,176.08/yr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$82,177.13/yrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 190$84,066.69/yr2.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 200$84,061.40/yrN/A
Minnesota 340$83,055.75/yr2.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Sociologists 40$32.91/hrN/A
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 240$86,781.93/yr2.4%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 130$82,177.13/yr1.6%
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 410$65,303.46/yr1.8%
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 780$83,796.75/yr5.1%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 290$84,061.40/yr2.3%
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 340$83,214.54/yr1.6%
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 80$86,210.30/yr4.5%
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 570$80,261.12/yr2.9%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,010$81,690.19/yr2.8%

  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as race and ethnic relations, measurement and data collection, and workplace social relations.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.