Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
23,470 1.6 % (4) $72,200 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,560 $48,160 $65,860 $88,960 $118,840
(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 16,930 0.59 (4) $74,530
Junior Colleges 6,490 0.83 (4) $65,870
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $51,640

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 6,490 0.83 (4) $65,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,930 0.59 (4) $74,530
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $51,640

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 16,930 0.59 (4) $74,530
Junior Colleges 6,490 0.83 (4) $65,870
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $51,640


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 2,210 0.21 1.17 (4) $66,590
New York 1,770 0.21 1.15 (4) $89,120
California 1,750 0.12 0.68 (4) $98,500
Pennsylvania 1,330 0.24 1.31 (4) $82,470
North Carolina 1,050 0.28 1.51 (4) $66,830




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 190 0.42 2.31 (4) $95,500
District of Columbia 240 0.37 2.04 (4) $84,210
West Virginia 230 0.33 1.83 (4) $35,960
Kentucky 570 0.33 1.80 (4) $64,010
Massachusetts 940 0.30 1.62 (4) $83,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,750 0.12 0.68 (4) $98,500
Rhode Island 190 0.42 2.31 (4) $95,500
New Jersey 550 0.15 0.80 (4) $93,170
Vermont 50 0.18 0.96 (4) $89,810
New York 1,770 0.21 1.15 (4) $89,120





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 880 0.17 0.95 (4) $98,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 510 0.22 1.21 (4) $84,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 490 0.14 0.75 (4) $49,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.12 0.68 (4) $104,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.24 1.34 (4) $85,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 440 0.17 0.94 (4) $73,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.23 1.28 (4) $93,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.13 0.73 (4) $66,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.14 0.79 (4) $49,660
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 250 0.32 1.77 (8) (8)




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 0.88 4.82 (4) $65,480
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.77 4.18 (4) $63,070
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 50 0.71 3.86 (4) $33,060
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.70 3.81 (4) $74,400
Lexington-Fayette, KY 140 0.59 3.22 (4) $65,050
Springfield, MA-CT 150 0.52 2.82 (4) $72,710
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.51 2.79 (4) $94,520
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.47 2.57 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.46 2.53 (4) $55,080
Spartanburg, SC 50 0.45 2.47 (4) $50,920




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 120 0.11 0.60 (4) $112,760
Rochester, NY 130 0.27 1.49 (4) $109,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.12 0.68 (4) $104,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 880 0.17 0.95 (4) $98,840
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.51 2.79 (4) $94,520
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.67 (4) $93,700
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) (4) $93,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.23 1.28 (4) $93,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.42 (4) $92,010
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,270

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.83 4.51 (4) $49,580
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 3.07 (4) $58,370
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.20 1.08 (4) $51,780
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 1.34 (4) $54,570
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 2.14 (4) $48,510

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 Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.43 7.80 (8) (8)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.06 5.82 (4) $58,170
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.83 4.51 (4) $49,580
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 3.07 (4) $58,370
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 3.01 (4) $64,400

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.07 (4) $86,790
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 1.67 (4) $81,750
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.26 (4) $80,920
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.84 (4) $79,120
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.48 (4) $77,910


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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