History Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for history teachers is 42 years. The history teacher workforce reached a whopping 274,944 in 2020!

Among history teachers, we discovered that 41.8% of them are women, while 53.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among history teachers is White, which makes up 75.1% of all history teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of history teachers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

History teachers are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, history teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at history teacher statistics, we found was that Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, New York and Rhode Island are where history teachers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about history teacher demographics? We analyzed 2,824 history teachers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

History Teacher Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as history teachers. Keep reading to find out what the results for history teachers were.

History Teacher Gender Ratio

Among history teachers, 41.8% of them are women compared to 53.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 53.9%
  • Female, 41.8%
  • Unknown, 4.3%

History Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among history teachers is White, which makes up 75.1% of all history teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 75.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.0%
  • Black or African American, 7.8%
  • Asian, 3.7%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By History Teachers

The chart below shows that 50.8% of history teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.7% and Russian is the third-most popular at 6.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 50.8%
  • French, 8.7%
  • Russian, 6.2%
  • Italian, 5.1%
  • Chinese, 5.1%
  • Other, 24.1%

History Teacher Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among history teachers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

History Teacher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the history teacher position over time.

Male
Female
46%
43%
41%
38%
36%
33%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

History Teacher Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of history teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of history teachers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For History Teacher

By looking over 2,824 history teachers resumes, we figured out that the average history teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

History Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of history teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of history teachers is 40+ years old, which represents 58% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of History Teachers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, auto collision repair instructor and automotive instructor have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Sewing Teacher6%86%
Special Education Preschool Teacher6%91%
Montessori Preschool Teacher9%90%
History Teacher54%42%
Industrial Arts Teacher92%5%
Automotive Instructor92%4%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor96%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor
Automotive Instructor
Industrial Arts Teacher
History Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of History Teachers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to history teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Proctor7.64%
Child Development Instructor8.29%
Special Education Teacher/Case Manager12.86%
Life Management Teacher13.03%
History Teacher13.67%
Ski Instructer13.71%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As History Teacher?

male-income
Male Income
$67,168
female-income
Female Income
$63,790

History Teacher Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$73,866
$71,959
$70,052
$68,144
$66,237
$64,330
$62,423
$60,516
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

History Teacher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$55,405
Master's Degree$66,529
Doctorate Degree$70,117

History Teacher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$74,650
$70,117
$65,584
$61,051
$56,518
$51,985
$47,453
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

History Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do History Teachers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where history teachers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are History Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 2,824 resumes, we found that the most popular places for history teachers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of History Teachers

Where Are History Teachers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country history teachers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

History Teacher Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ history teachers. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most history teachers is the education industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire history teachers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies History Teacher Work In

Employees with the history teacher job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most history teachers prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Private

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ history teachers. Those industries include education, non profits and hospitality.

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Education

Non Profits

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Professional

History Teacher Jobs