History Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary History Teachers in the United States take home approximately $42K per year on average. Some workers in this field — about a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most Postsecondary History Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$26,057 - $64,661
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$26K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,822
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$0$23K$46K$69K
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$26,057 - $64,661  
   
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$0.00 - $5,034  
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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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Postsecondary History Teachers make a median salary of $46K. Postsecondary History Teachers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $43K.

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Experience Affects History Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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