Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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 1.3 % (4) $74,100 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,350 $50,020 $66,790 $89,780 $121,740
(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 17,580 0.60 (4) $76,620
Junior Colleges 5,970 0.78 (4) $66,270

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 5,970 0.78 (4) $66,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,580 0.60 (4) $76,620

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 17,580 0.60 (4) $76,620
Junior Colleges 5,970 0.78 (4) $66,270


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 2,210 0.26 1.43 (4) $90,280
Texas 2,060 0.19 1.06 (4) $64,530
California 1,700 0.12 0.65 (4) $88,960
Pennsylvania 1,430 0.25 1.43 (4) $81,030
North Carolina 1,020 0.26 1.45 (4) $66,800




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)
West Virginia 320 0.45 2.53 (4) $57,760
Rhode Island 190 0.43 2.40 (4) $92,130
Vermont 120 0.40 2.22 (4) $80,070
District of Columbia 260 0.39 2.19 (4) $86,600
Maryland 810 0.32 1.79 (4) $84,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 610 0.16 0.89 (4) $98,080
Rhode Island 190 0.43 2.40 (4) $92,130
Massachusetts 840 0.26 1.44 (4) $91,680
New York 2,210 0.26 1.43 (4) $90,280
California 1,700 0.12 0.65 (4) $88,960





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 0.22 1.22 (4) $102,760
Baltimore-Towson, MD 630 0.49 2.74 (4) $88,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 620 0.26 1.47 (4) $85,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 490 0.27 1.51 (4) $87,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 0.52 (4) $84,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 0.53 (4) $67,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 1.12 (4) $109,110
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 1.59 (4) $77,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 310 0.11 0.64 (4) $76,050
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 310 0.35 1.97 (4) $47,940




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 80 1.29 7.23 (4) $65,260
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 0.88 4.96 (4) $57,350
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.73 4.10 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 60 0.63 3.55 (4) $69,420
Springfield, MA-CT 150 0.51 2.87 (8) (8)
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.50 2.82 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.49 2.75 (4) $94,810
Baltimore-Towson, MD 630 0.49 2.74 (4) $88,860
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.45 2.52 (4) $72,930
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.45 2.53 (4) $57,400




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 150 0.10 0.56 (4) $120,590
Rochester, NY 130 0.27 1.50 (4) $115,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 1.12 (4) $109,110
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.66 (4) $105,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.09 0.50 (4) $103,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.22 1.22 (4) $102,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $97,450
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.49 2.75 (4) $94,810
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.19 1.07 (4) $92,330
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 200 0.38 2.11 (4) $90,880

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 110 0.61 3.42 (4) $59,360
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 2.02 (4) $60,160
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.73 0.00 (4) $83,510
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 1.06 (4) $57,420
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.09 (4) $57,940

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 1.36 7.64 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.73 0.00 (4) $83,510
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 3.42 (4) $59,360
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.60 3.35 (4) $66,130
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 3.05 (4) $81,020

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 0.73 0.00 (4) $83,510
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 3.05 (4) $81,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.11 (4) $79,410
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.54 (4) $75,980
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 2.37 (4) $72,720


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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