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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
Northwest Minnesota 206$93,205.80/yr$77,495.16/yr$83,966.91/yr$95,385.71/yr$103,860.18/yr$103,966.29/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services270N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$84,538.68/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$95,385.71/yr4.5%
Southeast Minnesota 20$92,798.87/yr4.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$78,965.26/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$103,968.35/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$94,191.70/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$85,414.35/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$92,800.93/yrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$85,410.23/yr6.7%
Southwest Minnesota 30$94,196.85/yrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 160$87,501.55/yr2.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 160$87,495.37/yrN/A
Minnesota 270$87,495.37/yr2.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Sociologists 40$38.08/hrN/A
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 180$104,246.51/yr2.4%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 150$84,662.30/yr1.6%
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 410$79,439.16/yr1.8%
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 730$85,249.52/yr5.1%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 290$93,213.01/yr2.3%
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 290$85,661.60/yr1.6%
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 90$88,298.93/yr4.5%
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 460$82,375.24/yr2.9%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 920$84,105.99/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.