Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
23,240 1.5 % (4) $70,860 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,510 $47,450 $64,880 $86,900 $116,440
(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 16,690 0.59 (4) $72,930
Junior Colleges 6,510 0.85 (4) $65,610

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 6,510 0.85 (4) $65,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,690 0.59 (4) $72,930

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 16,690 0.59 (4) $72,930
Junior Colleges 6,510 0.85 (4) $65,610


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 2,380 0.24 1.29 (4) $67,190
California 1,870 0.13 0.73 (4) $97,490
New York 1,690 0.20 1.11 (4) $87,270
Pennsylvania 1,310 0.24 1.31 (4) $80,240
Ohio 1,040 0.21 1.16 (4) $67,520




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)
District of Columbia 250 0.40 2.16 (4) $79,310
Rhode Island 160 0.36 1.95 (4) $101,630
Massachusetts 920 0.30 1.62 (4) $82,040
Kentucky 500 0.29 1.58 (4) $61,590
North Carolina 1,010 0.27 1.46 (4) $66,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 160 0.36 1.95 (4) $101,630
California 1,870 0.13 0.73 (4) $97,490
New York 1,690 0.20 1.11 (4) $87,270
Massachusetts 920 0.30 1.62 (4) $82,040
Pennsylvania 1,310 0.24 1.31 (4) $80,240

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 820 0.16 0.90 (4) $92,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.23 1.24 (4) $71,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 0.73 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.77 (4) $47,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.24 1.33 (4) $85,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.17 0.94 (4) $74,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.25 1.38 (4) $87,540
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 290 0.23 1.28 (4) $84,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 0.72 (4) $63,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.15 0.79 (4) $45,610




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)
Salisbury, MD 50 0.91 4.99 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.82 4.47 (4) $81,110
Columbia, MO 60 0.77 4.23 (4) $50,450
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.72 3.95 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.70 3.82 (4) $78,330
Lexington-Fayette, KY 130 0.55 3.00 (4) $59,160
Provo-Orem, UT 90 0.51 2.77 (4) $65,360
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.46 2.53 (4) $73,650
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 90 0.42 2.29 (4) $55,770
Durham, NC 110 0.41 2.24 (4) $101,970




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.09 0.51 (4) $115,440
Rochester, NY 130 0.26 1.42 (4) $107,880
Durham, NC 110 0.41 2.24 (4) $101,970
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) (4) $98,850
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.70 (4) $95,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 820 0.16 0.90 (4) $92,690
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.53 (4) $90,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.25 1.38 (4) $87,540
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.49 (4) $86,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.24 1.33 (4) $85,180

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 2.96 (4) $57,970
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.36 1.95 (4) $60,470
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 3.00 (4) $56,730
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 1.02 (4) $53,180
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 5.07 (4) $48,530

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 70 3.05 16.70 (4) $92,260
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 5.07 (4) $48,530
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 3.99 (4) $55,130
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 3.00 (4) $56,730
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 2.96 (4) $57,970

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 70 3.05 16.70 (4) $92,260
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.17 (4) $90,260
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.19 (4) $84,160
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $82,790
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.92 (4) $81,440


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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