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History Professors in Pennsylvania

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

8.1% Jobs Projection
$83,200 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many History Professors Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 1,000 people working as History Professors in the year 2018.

There were 1,160 History Professors employed in this state in 2017.

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

History Professors in PA Employment Trend

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

History Professors in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for History Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 8.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.

Job Projections for History Professors: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 120 annual History Professors job openings in Pennsylvania, and 1,470 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do History Professors Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for History Professors ranged from $39,210 to $150,180 with $83,200 being the median annual salary.

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

History Professors Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,730 $84,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 $93,150
Pittsburgh, PA 220 $74,920
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 $85,120
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 50 $71,180
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 $86,170
Reading, PA 30 n/a
Erie, PA 30 $87,270

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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Communications Professors 1,280
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