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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
21,030 1.6 % (4) $84,210 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,580 $55,520 $75,170 $101,530 $139,140
  (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 15,810 0.51 (4) $85,810
Junior Colleges 5,180 0.73 (4) $79,080

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 5,180 0.73 (4) $79,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,810 0.51 (4) $85,810

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 15,810 0.51 (4) $85,810
Junior Colleges 5,180 0.73 (4) $79,080


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)
New York 2,190 0.23 1.61 (4) $101,100
Texas 2,160 0.17 1.21 (4) $65,770
California 1,380 0.08 0.55 (4) $117,870
Virginia 1,090 0.28 1.96 (4) $74,780
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.17 1.22 (4) $92,660




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 240 0.50 3.48 (4) $113,790
Virginia 1,090 0.28 1.96 (4) $74,780
Massachusetts 950 0.26 1.84 (4) $100,700
Maine 160 0.26 1.83 (4) $77,150
New York 2,190 0.23 1.61 (4) $101,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,380 0.08 0.55 (4) $117,870
Rhode Island 240 0.50 3.48 (4) $113,790
District of Columbia 140 0.20 1.39 (4) $113,770
New York 2,190 0.23 1.61 (4) $101,100
Massachusetts 950 0.26 1.84 (4) $100,700





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 1,740 0.18 1.26 (4) $104,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 670 0.11 0.75 (4) $127,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 560 0.15 1.07 (4) $49,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 550 0.20 1.36 (4) $109,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 530 0.11 0.79 (4) $96,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 500 0.17 1.22 (4) $97,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 490 0.16 1.08 (4) $88,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 470 0.15 1.08 (4) $89,550
Columbus, OH 280 0.27 1.87 (4) $86,060
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 250 0.43 3.03 (4) $111,940




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)
Binghamton, NY 70 0.69 4.83 (4) $110,790
Ann Arbor, MI 140 0.61 4.24 (4) $80,640
Flint, MI 80 0.59 4.12 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 70 0.54 3.75 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.49 3.44 (4) $91,360
Jackson, TN 30 0.49 3.41 (4) $61,630
Springfield, MA-CT 160 0.48 3.39 (4) $95,350
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 220 0.48 3.38 (4) $77,340
Tyler, TX 50 0.44 3.09 (4) $41,560
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.44 3.08 (4) $94,680




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)
Fresno, CA 50 0.12 0.84 (4) $144,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 670 0.11 0.75 (4) $127,460
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.12 0.82 (4) $114,750
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 250 0.43 3.03 (4) $111,940
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.50 (4) $110,870
Binghamton, NY 70 0.69 4.83 (4) $110,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 550 0.20 1.36 (4) $109,810
Rochester, NY 190 0.37 2.55 (4) $109,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.05 0.36 (4) $107,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.06 0.40 (4) $106,150

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 2.23 (4) $45,130
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 4.77 (4) $65,620
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 1.51 (4) $76,470
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 2.70 (4) $62,980
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 2.05 (4) $80,060

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)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 5.82 (4) $90,790
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 4.77 (4) $65,620
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 4.51 (4) $77,760
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 4.28 (4) $52,990
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 3.63 (4) $109,540

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 3.63 (4) $109,540
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 5.82 (4) $90,790
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.63 (4) $89,280
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.48 (4) $87,450
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.49 (4) $87,130


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020