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History Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

The average Postsecondary History Teacher in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $41K per year. Most Postsecondary History Teachers survey respondents are men (73 percent). While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Postsecondary History Teachers is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,470 - $65,253
MEDIAN: $40,933

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$26,470 - $65,253  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$26,254 - $66,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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.

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. For Postsecondary History Teachers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $40K.

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Experience Affects History Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


27 %
73 %

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: 64% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 29%