How Much do College History Teachers Make?

Do college history teachers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for college history teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college history teachers in the United States earn an average of $84,210 a year. College history teachers make 57% more than the average American worker.

College history teachers in California are the best paid, making $117,870 a year, while college history teachers in Nevada make the least at $61,720.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
College History Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $139,140
75th $101,530
50th $75,170
25th $55,520
10th $39,580
College History Teacher Wages by State

In what states do college history teachers make the most? In what states do college history teachers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Annually
Alabama $68,830
Arizona $79,720
Arkansas $62,480
California $117,870
Colorado $72,330
Connecticut $86,400
Delaware $72,390
Florida $81,840
Georgia $74,210
Idaho $100,620
Illinois $92,720
Indiana $77,200
Iowa $78,340
Kansas $80,130
Kentucky $63,730
Louisiana $72,230
Maine $77,150
Maryland $79,770
Massachusetts $100,700
Michigan $81,540
Minnesota $82,650
Mississippi $63,710
Missouri $83,820
Montana $85,320
Nebraska $75,930
Nevada $61,720
New Hampshire $92,900
New Jersey $92,220
New Mexico $72,470
New York $101,100
North Carolina $74,230
North Dakota $75,000
Ohio $79,340
Oklahoma $62,100
Oregon $88,870
Pennsylvania $92,660
Rhode Island $113,790
South Carolina $75,030
South Dakota $77,660
Tennessee $74,340
Texas $65,770
Utah $92,340
Vermont $86,500
Virginia $74,780
Washington $74,240
Wisconsin $79,860
Metro Areas Where College History Teachers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Fresno, CA $144,240
Los Angeles, CA $127,460
San Diego, CA $114,750
Providence, RI $111,940
Sacramento, CA $110,870
Binghamton, NY $110,790
Boston, MA $109,810
Rochester, NY $109,480
San Francisco, CA $107,320
Riverside, CA $106,150
College History Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $84,210
2018 $83,990
2017 $82,900
2016 $80,880
2015 $76,670
2014 $73,720
2013 $74,100
2012 $73,090
2011 $72,200