Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
23,680 2.2 % (4) $76,670 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,730 $51,270 $69,400 $93,450 $125,620
(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 17,500 0.59 (4) $80,230
Junior Colleges 6,150 0.81 (4) $66,660

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 6,150 0.81 (4) $66,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,500 0.59 (4) $80,230

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 17,500 0.59 (4) $80,230
Junior Colleges 6,150 0.81 (4) $66,660


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 2,440 0.21 1.23 (4) $67,990
New York 2,180 0.24 1.41 (4) $90,360
California 1,650 0.11 0.62 (4) $95,840
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.27 1.57 (4) $75,080
Illinois 1,060 0.18 1.06 (4) $88,460




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 250 0.81 4.74 (4) $76,110
Rhode Island 200 0.43 2.50 (4) $80,480
West Virginia 220 0.31 1.83 (4) $55,680
Virginia 1,030 0.28 1.63 (4) $67,820
Massachusetts 960 0.28 1.64 (4) $92,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,650 0.11 0.62 (4) $95,840
Massachusetts 960 0.28 1.64 (4) $92,520
Michigan 520 0.13 0.73 (4) $92,380
New York 2,180 0.24 1.41 (4) $90,360
Illinois 1,060 0.18 1.06 (4) $88,460





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.20 1.14 (4) $97,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 860 0.24 1.41 (4) $91,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 580 0.24 1.40 (4) $74,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.20 1.15 (4) $87,230
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 490 0.28 1.63 (4) $104,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.54 3.17 (4) $76,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.10 0.61 (4) $101,750
Pittsburgh, PA 310 0.28 1.61 (4) $72,180
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 290 0.30 1.76 (4) $46,760
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 1.12 (4) $95,900




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 70 1.23 7.14 (8) (8)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 90 1.14 6.66 (4) $72,830
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.74 4.29 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.65 3.78 (8) (8)
Waco, TX 60 0.56 3.28 (4) $63,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.54 3.17 (4) $76,820
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.52 3.00 (4) $79,180
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.50 2.92 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.49 2.84 (4) $101,810
Worcester, MA-CT 130 0.47 2.75 (4) $71,970




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)
Rochester, NY 170 0.34 1.96 (4) $124,650
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 0.63 (4) $124,310
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 490 0.28 1.63 (4) $104,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 0.44 (4) $102,020
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.49 2.84 (4) $101,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.10 0.61 (4) $101,750
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.20 1.14 (4) $97,710
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.12 0.69 (4) $97,290
Fresno, CA 40 0.13 0.74 (4) $97,250
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 1.12 (4) $95,900

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 2.12 (4) $64,490
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.25 1.44 (4) $70,000
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.60 3.49 (4) $62,930
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 3.98 (4) $88,040
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 2.24 (4) $77,430

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 4.26 (4) $94,780
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 3.98 (4) $88,040
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 3.60 (8) (8)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.60 3.49 (4) $62,930
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.72 (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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 4.26 (4) $94,780
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 3.98 (4) $88,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.29 (4) $78,170
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 2.24 (4) $77,430
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.41 (4) $76,310


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016