Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
23,590 1.4 % (4) $73,090 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,620 $48,420 $65,870 $88,740 $121,340
(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 17,200 0.59 (4) $75,320
Junior Colleges 6,300 0.83 (4) $66,820

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 6,300 0.83 (4) $66,820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,200 0.59 (4) $75,320

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 17,200 0.59 (4) $75,320
Junior Colleges 6,300 0.83 (4) $66,820


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 2,030 0.19 1.06 (4) $62,500
New York 1,990 0.23 1.28 (4) $88,730
California 1,610 0.11 0.62 (4) $101,630
Pennsylvania 1,400 0.25 1.39 (4) $80,820
North Carolina 1,020 0.26 1.46 (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)
Rhode Island 210 0.46 2.56 (4) $94,140
West Virginia 290 0.41 2.27 (4) $50,930
District of Columbia 240 0.37 2.03 (4) $83,000
Kentucky 580 0.33 1.80 (4) $66,340
Maryland 780 0.31 1.73 (4) $83,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,610 0.11 0.62 (4) $101,630
New Jersey 530 0.14 0.76 (4) $96,920
Rhode Island 210 0.46 2.56 (4) $94,140
Massachusetts 850 0.26 1.46 (4) $91,630
New York 1,990 0.23 1.28 (4) $88,730





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 950 0.18 1.02 (4) $103,450
Baltimore-Towson, MD 590 0.47 2.57 (4) $86,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.24 1.31 (4) $86,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 460 0.25 1.40 (4) $86,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.60 (4) $105,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.20 1.10 (4) $106,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 330 0.13 0.70 (4) $68,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.14 0.77 (4) $50,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.44 (4) $51,610
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.25 1.36 (4) $76,990




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 0.90 4.98 (4) $66,490
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.77 4.27 (4) $59,570
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.70 3.86 (8) (8)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 60 0.59 3.28 (4) $55,760
Lexington-Fayette, KY 130 0.55 3.02 (4) $69,580
Jackson, TN 30 0.54 2.97 (4) $42,980
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.50 2.75 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.50 2.74 (4) $95,640
Provo-Orem, UT 90 0.49 2.68 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 590 0.47 2.57 (4) $86,310




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 140 0.27 1.51 (4) $113,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.09 0.48 (4) $108,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.20 1.10 (4) $106,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.60 (4) $105,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 950 0.18 1.02 (4) $103,450
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.50 2.74 (4) $95,640
Colorado Springs, CO 80 0.33 1.82 (4) $95,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.14 0.79 (4) $93,160
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 220 0.41 2.29 (4) $92,630
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 1.20 (4) $91,560

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 0.76 4.22 (4) $50,540
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.23 1.25 (4) $53,280
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 3.00 (4) $62,730
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 1.40 (4) $69,630
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 2.15 (4) $50,110

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 7.91 (4) $104,180
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 5.68 (4) $59,280
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 4.22 (4) $50,540
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 3.00 (4) $62,730
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 2.91 (4) $55,780

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.43 7.91 (4) $104,180
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.58 (4) $82,820
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.87 (4) $80,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.09 (4) $78,610
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.42 (4) $77,470


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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