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History Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

There are 7 history schools in Boston for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in history in the city of Boston, which encompasses history training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts History Employment

Boston 200
Massachusetts 290

Of the 290 history professionals employed in Massachusetts, 200 work in Boston. There has been a 29% decline in the number of history professionals in Boston between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of history professionals in Boston has decreased, overall employment in Boston has increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts History employment growth

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

History VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$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 Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

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

Salary percentiles for History professionals in Boston

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

History professionals in Boston earn a median salary of $56,030 per year. The 10% of history professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $38,925 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 136% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in Boston

Liberal Arts
Political Science

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

Educational Trends

History schools in Boston


There are 7 accredited history schools in the city. Many of Boston's history professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

History Programs Offered In Boston


There are a total of 16 degree and certificate programs in history offered by Boston's history schools.

Student Completed History Degrees In Boston


Approximately 378 students graduated from history courses in 2010.

History Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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