History Schools
In Cambridge, Massachusetts

History faculty can choose to work at one of 2 history schools in Cambridge. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of history and history education in Cambridge, which includes history training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in History
  • Masters degree in History
  • PhD degree in History


Professional Trends

Cambridge Vs. Massachusetts History Employment

Cambridge 200
Massachusetts 290

Exactly 200 of the 290 history professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Cambridge. The number of history professionals in Cambridge has shrunk by 29% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for history professionals in Cambridge has decreased, overall employment in Cambridge has increased.

Cambridge Vs. Massachusetts History employment growth

430 360 380 280 290
280 240 260 150 200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Cambridge

History VS. All professions salaries in Cambridge

$58,850 $57,860 $56,255 $52,990 $60,925
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: History in Cambridge
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Cambridge

Salaries for history professionals in Cambridge have increased. In 2010 history professionals in Cambridge reportedly earned an average salary of $60,925 per year. History professionals in Cambridge made a yearly average salary of $58,850, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of history professionals in Cambridge is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for History professionals in Cambridge

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Cambridge history professionals earn a median yearly salary of $56,030. The difference in pay between the history professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 136%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $38,925 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $91,860 per year.

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in Cambridge

Liberal Arts
Political Science

Cambridge history professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

History schools in Cambridge


There are 2 accredited history schools in the city. Many of Cambridge's history professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

History Programs Offered In Cambridge


Cambridge's history schools offer 10 history degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed History Degrees In Cambridge


Approximately 240 students graduated from history courses in 2010.

History Faculty Salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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