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Highest Paying Cities for Historians

The top 31 highest paying cities for historians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of historians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $100,750, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia is the highest paying city for historians. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia (average annual salary $98,290). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of historians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 31 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Historians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$100,750
300
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$98,290
350
3 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$86,180
70
4 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$75,160
40
5 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$74,680
n/a
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$70,000
30
7 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$68,340
30
8 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$65,230
50
9 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$64,810
60
10 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$64,080
40
11 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$63,480
140
12 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$62,760
50
13 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$58,490
60
14 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$58,340
40
15 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$53,620
40
16 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$52,070
40
17 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$49,490
n/a
18 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$49,480
40
19 Kansas City, Missouri
$49,440
n/a
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$48,260
30
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$47,960
n/a
22 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$45,610
40
23 Salt Lake City, Utah
$44,220
50
24 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$36,870
n/a
25 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$36,710
n/a
26 Rochester, New York
$29,190
50
27 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$28,840
40
28 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$28,710
40
29 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$28,210
60
30 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$28,050
50
31 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$27,790
30
See also: Highest paying industries for historians.