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History Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Pay for Postsecondary History Teachers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $41K per year. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Postsecondary History Teachers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, Postsecondary History Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,328 - $65,830
MEDIAN: $41,235

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$24,328 - $65,830  
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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).
$24,165 - $67,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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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.

The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $47K. Postsecondary History Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $40K on average.

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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.


25 %
75 %

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%