History Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary History Teachers in the United States pull down an average of $41K per year. Male Postsecondary History Teachers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,390 - $62,675
MEDIAN: $40,842

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$25,390 - $62,675  
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$25,276 - $65,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. Postsecondary History Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Postsecondary History Teachers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $43K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 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: 69% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 26%