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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 304$67,330.06/yr$43,611.97/yr$55,392.71/yr$67,116.87/yr$78,737.98/yr$94,958.22/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services280N/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$78,624.82/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$76,170.67/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$91,851.38/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$78,110.55/yrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$80,653.61/yr8.3%
Northwest Minnesota 30$67,116.87/yr-9.5%
Southwest Minnesota 30$85,253.76/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50N/A2.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$67,794.82/yrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 120$81,612.44/yr6.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 130$81,070.89/yrN/A
Minnesota 280$77,342.68/yr3.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Sociologists 60$27.99/hrN/A
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 230$85,476.04/yr5.4%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,020$71,634.17/yr3.7%
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 490$70,704.64/yrN/A
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary N/AN/AN/A
Political Scientists N/AN/AN/A
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 560$63,874.64/yr4.4%
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 700$78,060.03/yr8.1%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 330$77,160.81/yr4.9%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110$71,765.52/yrN/A

  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • 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.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.