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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, Associate Professor of History, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Lecturer, Social Sciences Instructor, Social Sciences Professor, Political Science Professor, American History Professor, Faculty Member, History Teacher.

 Salary Chart History Teachers, Postsecondary

Estimated Total Employment*
2009: 21,810
2010: 23,240
2011: 23,470
2012: 23,590
2013: 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).