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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for History Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for History Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for History Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
20,450 1.7 % (4) $ 85,630 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,340 $ 56,120 $ 76,890 $ 104,110 $ 141,860
  (4)

Industry profile for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for History Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in History Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,320 0.50 (4) $ 87,050
Junior Colleges 5,050 0.74 (4) $ 81,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 5,050 0.74 (4) $ 81,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,320 0.50 (4) $ 87,050

Top paying industries for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,320 0.50 (4) $ 87,050
Junior Colleges 5,050 0.74 (4) $ 81,280


Geographic profile for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for History Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in History Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in History Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,260 0.19 1.27 (4) $ 67,760
New York 2,220 0.26 1.74 (4) $ 100,800
California 1,300 0.08 0.54 (4) $ 118,290
Virginia 1,020 0.28 1.88 (4) $ 80,900
Pennsylvania 1,000 0.18 1.23 (4) $ 92,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in History Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 190 0.44 2.98 (4) $ 112,740
Hawaii 180 0.31 2.14 (4) $ 78,660
Virginia 1,020 0.28 1.88 (4) $ 80,900
Massachusetts 860 0.26 1.75 (4) $ 107,780
New York 2,220 0.26 1.74 (4) $ 100,800




Top paying states for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,300 0.08 0.54 (4) $ 118,290
Rhode Island 190 0.44 2.98 (4) $ 112,740
Massachusetts 860 0.26 1.75 (4) $ 107,780
District of Columbia 140 0.20 1.38 (4) $ 107,150
New York 2,220 0.26 1.74 (4) $ 100,800





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,980 0.22 1.52 (4) $ 100,410
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 620 0.17 1.17 (4) $ 57,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.19 1.27 (4) $ 86,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 520 0.20 1.37 (4) $ 118,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.09 0.61 (4) $ 141,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.12 0.81 (4) $ 98,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 480 0.18 1.21 (4) $ 89,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 460 0.15 1.03 (4) $ 87,200
Columbus, OH 270 0.27 1.80 (4) $ 87,480
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 220 0.31 2.11 (4) $ 76,430




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Binghamton, NY 70 0.71 4.84 (4) $ 111,500
Trenton, NJ 160 0.69 4.68 (8) (8)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.57 3.87 (4) $ 78,370
Jackson, TN 40 0.55 3.73 (4) $ 68,800
Worcester, MA-CT 120 0.46 3.14 (4) $ 91,090
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 190 0.44 3.01 (4) $ 83,770
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.43 2.92 (4) $ 100,070
Urban Honolulu, HI 160 0.39 2.63 (4) $ 80,880
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 200 0.38 2.60 (4) $ 110,910
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 0.33 2.26 (4) $ 78,560




Top paying metropolitan areas for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fresno, CA 40 0.11 0.77 (4) $ 146,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.09 0.61 (4) $ 141,390
Rochester, NY 120 0.26 1.76 (4) $ 128,550
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 520 0.20 1.37 (4) $ 118,710
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 0.82 (4) $ 116,180
Binghamton, NY 70 0.71 4.84 (4) $ 111,500
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 200 0.38 2.60 (4) $ 110,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 0.41 (4) $ 105,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,980 0.22 1.52 (4) $ 100,410
Austin-Round Rock, TX 190 0.18 1.24 (4) $ 100,210

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in History Teachers, Postsecondary:

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 90 0.32 2.20 (4) $ 31,940
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 80 0.24 1.65 (4) $ 74,030
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 2.67 (4) $ 67,180
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 2.10 (4) $ 52,150
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.36 (4) $ 62,000

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 3.60 (4) $ 110,270
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 3.20 (4) $ 72,760
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 3.08 (4) $ 67,600
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 2.67 (4) $ 67,180
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.61 (4) $ 64,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 3.60 (4) $ 110,270
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.38 (4) $ 88,100
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.49 (4) $ 87,500
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.53 (4) $ 83,920
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.79 (4) $ 74,430


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021