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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
18,590 0.3 % (4) $ 86,460 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for History Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,090 $ 61,070 $ 78,130 $ 101,180 $ 132,720
  (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 14,060 0.47 (4) $ 87,890
Junior Colleges 4,450 0.72 (4) $ 82,610
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 (4) $ 40,150

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 4,450 0.72 (4) $ 82,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,060 0.47 (4) $ 87,890
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 (4) $ 40,150

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 14,060 0.47 (4) $ 87,890
Junior Colleges 4,450 0.72 (4) $ 82,610
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 (4) $ 40,150


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.



Map of employment of history teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 2,160 0.18 1.34 (4) $ 66,920
New York 1,860 0.21 1.63 (4) $ 101,230
California 1,150 0.07 0.53 (4) $ 134,260
Pennsylvania 990 0.18 1.34 (4) $ 94,180
Virginia 810 0.21 1.63 (4) $ 84,110


Map of location quotient of history teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 200 0.43 3.27 (4) $ 117,020
Hawaii 140 0.25 1.93 (4) $ 68,770
Massachusetts 780 0.23 1.73 (4) $ 110,460
West Virginia 140 0.22 1.65 (4) $ 46,460
Virginia 810 0.21 1.63 (4) $ 84,110


Map of annual mean wages of history teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 1,150 0.07 0.53 (4) $ 134,260
Rhode Island 200 0.43 3.27 (4) $ 117,020
Massachusetts 780 0.23 1.73 (4) $ 110,460
District of Columbia 140 0.21 1.58 (4) $ 103,620
New York 1,860 0.21 1.63 (4) $ 101,230



Map of employment of history teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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 1,540 0.18 1.35 (4) $ 108,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 560 0.22 1.64 (4) $ 117,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 530 0.15 1.11 (4) $ 62,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 530 0.12 0.94 (4) $ 96,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.18 1.37 (4) $ 79,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 470 0.18 1.36 (4) $ 95,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 410 0.07 0.54 (4) $ 148,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 380 0.13 0.98 (4) $ 94,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 240 0.09 0.70 (4) $ 71,720
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 240 0.12 0.94 (4) $ 80,790


Map of location quotient of history teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 40 0.74 5.63 (4) $ 90,110
Binghamton, NY 60 0.65 4.92 (4) $ 116,360
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.63 4.74 (4) $ 82,910
Trenton, NJ 140 0.61 4.65 (4) $ 103,130
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.43 3.24 (4) $ 99,860
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 180 0.42 3.18 (4) $ 78,800
New Haven, CT 110 0.39 2.92 (4) $ 96,980
Lubbock, TX 50 0.38 2.90 (4) $ 68,000
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 200 0.38 2.85 (4) $ 115,860
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 30 0.36 2.73 (4) $ 75,660


Map of annual mean wages of history teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 410 0.07 0.54 (4) $ 148,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.06 0.44 (4) $ 129,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.07 0.55 (4) $ 126,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 560 0.22 1.64 (4) $ 117,620
Binghamton, NY 60 0.65 4.92 (4) $ 116,360
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 200 0.38 2.85 (4) $ 115,860
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.11 0.86 (4) $ 114,870
Ann Arbor, MI 60 0.31 2.37 (4) $ 112,640
Madison, WI 70 0.19 1.43 (4) $ 112,180
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.51 (4) $ 111,130

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 70 0.26 1.95 (4) $ 48,240
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.65 (4) $ 73,630
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.77 (4) $ 73,260
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 50 0.16 1.22 (4) $ 74,140
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.03 (4) $ 67,840

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)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 4.13 (4) $ 73,810
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 3.07 (4) $ 68,150
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.65 (4) $ 73,630
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.39 (8) (8)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.23 (4) $ 78,210

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.79 (4) $ 100,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.35 (4) $ 97,060
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.23 (4) $ 78,210
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.53 (4) $ 77,960
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 50 0.16 1.22 (4) $ 74,140


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022