History Schools
In Washington DC

History faculty can choose to work at one of 8 history schools in Washington. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the history academic community in Washington, and the future trends. Academia in history includes history training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC History Employment

Washington DC 810
Washington DC 110

Exactly 810 of the 110 history professionals employed in Washington DC, work in Washington. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of history professionals in Washington has grown by 7%. As the number of history professionals in Washington has increased, overall employment in Washington has also increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC History employment growth

440 490 200 500 110
760 720 860 750 810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

History VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$73,200 $75,225 $76,785 $80,730 $80,935
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: History in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

As the number of history professionals in Washington has grown, salaries for history professionals have also increased. In 2010 history professionals in Washington reportedly earned an average salary of $80,935 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, history professionals in Washington made an average salary of $73,200 per year. The growth in the salary of history professionals in Washington is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for History professionals in Washington DC

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

Washington history professionals earn a median yearly salary of $79,250. The 10% of history professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $46,920 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 137% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Liberal Arts
Political Science

On average history professionals in Washington earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Washington.

Educational Trends

History schools in Washington DC


There are 8 accredited history schools in the city. Many of Washington's history professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

History Programs Offered In Washington DC


There are a total of 20 degree and certificate programs in history offered by Washington's history schools.

Student Completed History Degrees In Washington DC


In 2010 approximately 288 students graduated from history courses.

History Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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