Association of American Geographers
About AAG Membership Annual Meeting Projects & Programs Education Publications Calendar Of Events Jobs & Careers
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Transportation and Warehousing Information Finance and Insurance Real Estate & Rental & Leasing Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services Management of Companies & Enterprises Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services Educational Services Health Care & Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Other Services (except Public Administration) Public Adminstration

Occupation Title: History Teachers, Postsecondary

Description: Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1125

Sample Job Titles: History Professor, Professor, Instructor, History Instructor, Professor of History, Associate Professor of History, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor of History, Lecturer

Salary Chart History Teachers, Postsecondary

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 23,240
2011: 23,470
2012: 23,590
2013: 23,640
2014: 23,640

Data Source:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 8,300
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online
NOTE: Projected job openings for postsecondary teachers refer to industry-wide data, not individual occupations.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).