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Highest Paying Cities for Historians

The top 48 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 $104,270, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia is the highest paying city for historians. It is followed by San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (average annual salary $101,260). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of historians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 48 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Historians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$104,270
320
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$101,260
n/a
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$101,110
390
4 Urban Honolulu, USA
$90,870
30
5 Honolulu, Hawaii
$89,970
30
6 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$86,180
70
7 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$80,530
40
8 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$78,900
50
9 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$76,760
40
10 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$76,350
40
11 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$75,160
40
12 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$74,810
50
13 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$74,680
n/a
14 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$71,920
30
15 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$70,380
30
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$69,290
n/a
17 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$68,380
80
18 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$68,340
30
19 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$68,070
n/a
20 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$68,060
140
21 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$64,810
60
22 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$64,080
40
23 Provo-Orem, Utah
$61,520
n/a
24 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$60,540
70
25 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$59,930
40
26 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$58,890
70
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,500
40
28 Salt Lake City, Utah
$55,770
130
29 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$54,910
40
30 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$54,100
30
31 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$53,620
40
32 Kansas City, Missouri
$51,520
n/a
33 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$49,490
n/a
34 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$49,480
40
35 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$48,260
30
36 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$46,960
n/a
37 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$45,610
40
38 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$43,940
30
39 Columbus, Ohio
$42,200
40
40 Richmond, Virginia
$39,750
40
41 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$36,870
n/a
42 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$36,710
n/a
43 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$29,100
40
44 Rochester, New York
$28,630
50
45 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$28,410
60
46 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$28,070
60
47 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$28,020
40
48 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$27,790
30
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