History Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Median pay for Postsecondary History Teachers in the United States is around $42K annually. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Postsecondary History Teachers is high.

$26,057 - $64,661
MEDIAN: $41,822

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$26,057 - $64,661  
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$26,511 - $67,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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Job Description for History Teacher, Postsecondary

Postsecondary history teachers work for public and private colleges and universities, community and junior colleges, vocational schools, professional schools and other postsecondary institutions. They provide instruction to postsecondary students in history, which may include teaching lower- and/or higher-level courses; history teachers at the postsecondary level generally have a specialization in which they teach. They create lessons and exams, respond to student questions, and grade tests and papers produced by students. Outside of class time, postsecondary history teachers usually hold office hours that allow students to ask questions and discuss their progress or concerns. Additionally, these teachers may conduct research and produce scholarship for publication in journals, textbooks or other publications.


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Pay by Experience Level for History Teacher, Postsecondary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $43K.

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Experience Affects History Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


31 %
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%