Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
21,120 2.2 % (4) $82,900 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,170 $54,220 $72,690 $98,680 $134,870
  (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 16,040 0.53 (4) $83,890
Junior Colleges 5,060 0.69 (4) $79,870

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 5,060 0.69 (4) $79,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,040 0.53 (4) $83,890

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 16,040 0.53 (4) $83,890
Junior Colleges 5,060 0.69 (4) $79,870


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 2,110 0.18 1.20 (4) $81,560
New York 2,040 0.22 1.49 (4) $92,490
California 1,510 0.09 0.61 (4) $105,250
Pennsylvania 1,160 0.20 1.36 (4) $87,400
Virginia 1,030 0.27 1.84 (4) $70,930




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 210 0.45 3.01 (4) $105,590
West Virginia 290 0.42 2.81 (4) $50,860
Massachusetts 1,030 0.29 1.97 (4) $94,260
Virginia 1,030 0.27 1.84 (4) $70,930
North Carolina 930 0.22 1.46 (4) $73,690




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 90 0.12 0.83 (4) $121,070
Rhode Island 210 0.45 3.01 (4) $105,590
California 1,510 0.09 0.61 (4) $105,250
Idaho 60 0.08 0.55 (4) $94,780
Massachusetts 1,030 0.29 1.97 (4) $94,260



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.18 1.23 (4) $97,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 1.20 (4) $90,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.18 1.18 (4) $93,190
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 460 0.25 1.69 (4) $105,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.17 1.18 (4) $79,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.09 0.64 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.14 0.96 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.27 1.80 (4) $77,720
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.25 1.71 (4) $87,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.32 2.15 (4) $100,030


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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 50 0.85 5.75 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.75 5.06 (4) $99,090
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.72 4.89 (4) $76,560
Ann Arbor, MI 120 0.58 3.91 (4) $79,390
Springfield, MA-CT 190 0.57 3.83 (4) $89,210
Worcester, MA-CT 130 0.48 3.21 (4) $84,990
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.46 3.10 (4) $71,610
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.46 3.09 (4) $68,770
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 210 0.46 3.10 (4) $70,540
Rochester, NY 210 0.41 2.76 (4) $115,570


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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)
Rochester, NY 210 0.41 2.76 (4) $115,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 230 0.16 1.06 (4) $108,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.09 0.60 (4) $106,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 460 0.25 1.69 (4) $105,950
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 220 0.40 2.67 (4) $103,960
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.49 (4) $100,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.32 2.15 (4) $100,030
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 0.76 (4) $99,150
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.75 5.06 (4) $99,090
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.18 1.23 (4) $97,840

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 0.68 4.61 (4) $61,180
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 2.30 (4) $74,630
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 1.47 (8) (8)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 1.66 (4) $54,710
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 3.37 (4) $63,850

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 0.74 5.02 (4) $90,740
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 4.61 (4) $61,180
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.60 4.02 (4) $56,110
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 3.37 (4) $63,850
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 3.25 (4) $57,940

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 0.25 1.68 (4) $93,750
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 5.02 (4) $90,740
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.17 (4) $87,210
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.82 (4) $84,540
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 3.09 (4) $83,340


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018