Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
20,510 1.7 % (4) $83,990 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,600 $55,410 $74,590 $99,860 $134,170
  (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 15,530 0.51 (4) $84,490
Junior Colleges 4,930 0.68 (4) $82,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 4,930 0.68 (4) $82,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,530 0.51 (4) $84,490

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 15,530 0.51 (4) $84,490
Junior Colleges 4,930 0.68 (4) $82,330


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)
Texas 2,150 0.18 1.26 (4) $82,360
New York 2,050 0.22 1.54 (4) $93,000
California 1,380 0.08 0.57 (4) $103,940
Massachusetts 1,030 0.29 2.04 (4) $97,350
Virginia 1,030 0.27 1.90 (4) $72,120




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)
Rhode Island 200 0.41 2.93 (4) $109,240
West Virginia 270 0.39 2.74 (4) $47,280
Massachusetts 1,030 0.29 2.04 (4) $97,350
Virginia 1,030 0.27 1.90 (4) $72,120
Maine 140 0.24 1.69 (4) $73,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 110 0.16 1.14 (4) $120,400
Rhode Island 200 0.41 2.93 (4) $109,240
California 1,380 0.08 0.57 (4) $103,940
New Hampshire 110 0.17 1.18 (4) $97,700
Massachusetts 1,030 0.29 2.04 (4) $97,350





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,730 0.18 1.28 (4) $94,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.22 1.53 (4) $103,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 560 0.12 0.85 (4) $87,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 530 0.15 1.04 (4) $90,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 490 0.08 0.57 (4) $107,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 480 0.16 1.14 (4) $92,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 470 0.15 1.06 (4) $83,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 0.16 1.13 (4) $106,290
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.31 2.16 (4) $66,740
Columbus, OH 220 0.20 1.45 (4) $86,900




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 60 0.90 6.36 (4) $74,100
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.59 4.14 (4) $81,120
Springfield, MA-CT 180 0.56 3.92 (4) $93,350
Jackson, TN 40 0.56 3.94 (4) $62,950
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.52 3.64 (4) $86,440
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 150 0.49 3.46 (4) $100,520
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.48 3.39 (4) $70,070
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.46 3.25 (4) $72,960
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 190 0.41 2.89 (4) $75,650
Rochester, NY 200 0.38 2.70 (4) $104,620




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 0.13 0.95 (4) $108,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.07 0.53 (4) $108,130
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 210 0.36 2.58 (4) $107,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 490 0.08 0.57 (4) $107,070
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 0.53 (4) $106,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 0.16 1.13 (4) $106,290
Rochester, NY 200 0.38 2.70 (4) $104,620
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.51 (4) $104,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.22 1.53 (4) $103,880
Austin-Round Rock, TX 170 0.16 1.16 (4) $103,810

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 4.85 (4) $64,190
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 2.08 (4) $52,300
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 2.35 (4) $76,480
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.23 1.60 (8) (8)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 3.10 (4) $65,060

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)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 5.99 (4) $83,240
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 5.32 (4) $93,390
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 4.85 (4) $64,190
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 3.64 (4) $55,300
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 3.17 (4) $54,210

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.70 (4) $94,350
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 5.32 (4) $93,390
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.43 (4) $84,010
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 5.99 (4) $83,240
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.61 (4) $82,990


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019