Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
21,800 2.1 % (4) $80,880 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,000 $52,760 $71,820 $97,150 $130,530
  (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 16,380 0.54 (4) $82,210
Junior Colleges 5,390 0.72 (4) $76,980

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 5,390 0.72 (4) $76,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,380 0.54 (4) $82,210

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 16,380 0.54 (4) $82,210
Junior Colleges 5,390 0.72 (4) $76,980


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 2,340 0.20 1.28 (4) $78,210
New York 2,000 0.22 1.41 (4) $92,860
California 1,520 0.09 0.61 (4) $106,420
Pennsylvania 1,380 0.24 1.54 (4) $77,390
Massachusetts 1,020 0.30 1.91 (4) $93,720




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)
Vermont 210 0.68 4.35 (4) $75,610
Rhode Island 200 0.43 2.76 (4) $83,630
West Virginia 290 0.41 2.65 (4) $50,330
Massachusetts 1,020 0.30 1.91 (4) $93,720
Virginia 960 0.26 1.65 (4) $69,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,520 0.09 0.61 (4) $106,420
Massachusetts 1,020 0.30 1.91 (4) $93,720
New York 2,000 0.22 1.41 (4) $92,860
New Hampshire 120 0.19 1.24 (4) $91,410
Michigan 520 0.12 0.79 (4) $91,030





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 1,160 0.18 1.14 (4) $97,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 1.08 (4) $91,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 600 0.20 1.32 (4) $88,330
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 510 0.28 1.81 (4) $105,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 1.29 (4) $87,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.19 1.24 (4) $71,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.48 3.09 (4) $79,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 0.63 (8) (8)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 330 0.28 1.81 (4) $85,850
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.25 1.60 (4) $71,880




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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 100 1.21 7.80 (4) $74,520
Harrisonburg, VA 60 0.90 5.79 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.72 4.64 (4) $118,270
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 80 0.54 3.48 (4) $104,880
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 160 0.54 3.48 (4) $99,140
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.51 3.30 (4) $67,250
Worcester, MA-CT 130 0.48 3.12 (4) $72,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.48 3.09 (4) $79,820
Trenton, NJ 100 0.45 2.89 (8) (8)
Bloomington, IL 40 0.45 2.93 (4) $80,780




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 180 0.35 2.28 (4) $126,430
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.72 4.64 (4) $118,270
Fresno, CA 60 0.16 1.01 (4) $115,730
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.23 1.45 (4) $112,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.09 0.55 (4) $107,980
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 0.58 (4) $107,550
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 510 0.28 1.81 (4) $105,840
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 80 0.54 3.48 (4) $104,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 1.16 (4) $101,410
Madison, WI 110 0.30 1.91 (4) $101,220

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 2.20 (4) $73,060
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 3.73 (4) $63,270
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.21 1.33 (8) (8)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 2.08 (4) $82,690
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 2.91 (4) $64,680

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 4.77 (8) (8)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 4.03 (8) (8)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 3.73 (4) $63,270
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 3.23 (4) $56,920
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 2.91 (4) $64,680

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 0.28 1.81 (4) $90,120
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.39 (4) $88,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.30 (4) $85,480
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 2.08 (4) $82,690
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.05 (4) $78,710


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017