History Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

History faculty can choose to work at one of 7 history schools in Philadelphia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the history academic community in Philadelphia, 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

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania History Employment

Philadelphia 120
Pennsylvania 470

Exactly 120 of Pennsylvania's 470 history professionals work in Philadelphia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Philadelphia, there has been a 8% decline in the number of history professionals. As the employment for history professionals in Philadelphia has decreased, overall employment in Philadelphia has increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania History employment growth

350 450 320 290 470
130 140 130 110 120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

History VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$55,995 $42,080 $43,765 $38,115 $44,530
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: History in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

As the number of history professionals in Philadelphia has shrunk, salaries for history professionals have also decreased. In 2010 Philadelphia history professionals earned an average yearly salary of $44,530. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for history professionals in Philadelphia was $55,995 per year. The decline in the salary of history professionals in Philadelphia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for History professionals in Philadelphia

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

History professionals in Philadelphia make a median yearly salary of $36,505. The difference in pay between the history professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 242%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $24,395 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $83,365 per year.

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Liberal Arts
Political Science

On average history professional salaries in Philadelphia are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

History schools in Philadelphia


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

History Programs Offered In Philadelphia


Philadelphia's history schools offer 18 history degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed History Degrees In Philadelphia


In 2010 approximately 350 students completed history courses.

History Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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