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History Professors in California

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11.8% Jobs Projection
$95,160 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for History Professors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for History Professors in California is growing faster than average.

  • History Professors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many History Professors Work in California?

In 2018, there were 1,380 History Professors working in the state.

There were 1,510 History Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

History Professors in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 270 History Professors working in it, which means California has more History Professors than average.

History Professors in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for History Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 11.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.

Job Projections for History Professors: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 160 annual job openings, and a total of 1,900 jobs for California History Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,400 annual jobs and 29,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do History Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for History Professors ranged from $47,430 to $174,370 with $95,160 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

History Professors Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for History Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most History Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 490 $91,180
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 $103,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 $107,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 $106,060
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 70 $98,790
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 $65,160

Top States for History Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most History Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 2,150 $76,270
New York 2,050 $80,470
California 1,380 $95,160
Virginia 1,030 $64,840
Massachusetts 1,030 $82,720
Pennsylvania 1,000 $83,200
Ohio 880 $75,590
Illinois 780 $80,660
North Carolina 770 $65,650
New Jersey 750 $80,960
Michigan 520 $76,050
Tennessee 500 $62,050
Florida 450 $75,380
Washington 430 $63,790
Colorado 360 $62,080
Missouri 360 $70,360
Alabama 350 $63,440
Minnesota 340 $74,340
Wisconsin 340 $73,210
Connecticut 320 $82,560

Below are the states where History Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $105,790
California $95,160
New Hampshire $93,390
Rhode Island $92,340
Idaho $85,370
Pennsylvania $83,200
Massachusetts $82,720
Connecticut $82,560
New Jersey $80,960
Illinois $80,660

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