Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
23,640 1.8 % (4) $73,720 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,530 $49,610 $66,840 $89,790 $121,100
  (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 17,300 0.59 (4) $76,060
Junior Colleges 6,250 0.82 (4) $67,180

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 6,250 0.82 (4) $67,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,300 0.59 (4) $76,060

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 17,300 0.59 (4) $76,060
Junior Colleges 6,250 0.82 (4) $67,180


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 2,340 0.27 1.52 (4) $88,310
Texas 2,250 0.20 1.14 (4) $64,680
California 1,740 0.11 0.66 (4) $92,340
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.27 1.55 (4) $73,330
Virginia 960 0.26 1.51 (4) $64,960



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 260 0.87 4.97 (4) $74,060
Rhode Island 220 0.47 2.66 (4) $82,020
West Virginia 260 0.37 2.12 (4) $57,690
District of Columbia 210 0.32 1.80 (4) $83,340
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.27 1.55 (4) $73,330



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,740 0.11 0.66 (4) $92,340
Massachusetts 810 0.24 1.39 (4) $92,050
Michigan 530 0.13 0.74 (4) $89,780
Connecticut 330 0.20 1.14 (4) $88,540
Oregon 190 0.12 0.66 (4) $88,500




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.21 1.21 (4) $96,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.34 1.95 (4) $73,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 1.43 (4) $73,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 410 0.15 0.83 (4) $74,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 0.58 (4) $89,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 360 0.20 1.14 (4) $106,950
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 310 0.34 1.94 (4) $47,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.46 (4) $66,550
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 1.51 (4) $68,610
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.29 1.68 (4) $85,280



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)
Ithaca, NY 90 1.73 9.87 (4) $91,590
Ann Arbor, MI 160 0.78 4.44 (4) $112,820
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.77 4.43 (8) (8)
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 50 0.72 4.13 (4) $38,250
Waco, TX 70 0.69 3.92 (4) $54,100
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.62 3.54 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 50 0.60 3.43 (4) $67,930
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.54 3.10 (4) $77,410
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.51 2.89 (8) (8)
Syracuse, NY 150 0.49 2.82 (4) $74,000



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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 0.69 (4) $123,570
Ann Arbor, MI 160 0.78 4.44 (4) $112,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 360 0.20 1.14 (4) $106,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 0.44 (4) $106,700
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 70 0.33 1.91 (4) $106,130
Rochester, NY 170 0.34 1.94 (4) $103,820
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 120 0.43 2.48 (4) $101,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.21 1.21 (4) $96,830
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 0.88 (4) $96,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.18 1.02 (4) $93,490

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 3.09 (4) $60,570
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 4.26 (4) $86,800
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.35 2.02 (4) $61,710
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.56 (4) $66,650
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 1.08 (4) $60,010

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 4.26 (4) $86,800
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 3.09 (4) $60,570
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 2.91 (4) $56,130
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 2.81 (4) $49,810
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.54 (8) (8)

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 4.26 (4) $86,800
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.60 (4) $77,220
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.11 (4) $76,490
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.97 (4) $73,690
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.55 (4) $71,100


About May 2014 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 mean 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015