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History Professors in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a History Professor?

$80,660 Median Salary
70 Job Openings
  • History Professors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many History Professors Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 780 workers employed as History Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 940 History Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for History Professors in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 10.4%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 70 annual job openings, and a total of 980 jobs for Illinois 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for History Professors ranged from $45,220 to $128,740 with $80,660 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 560 $83,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 $72,400
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 $68,340

Top States for History Professors Employment

View the list below to see 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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