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Highest Paying Industries for Historians

The top 28 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $89,980, federal executive branch (oes designation) is the highest paying industry for historians. It is followed by federal government, including usps industry (average annual salary $89,970). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of historians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 28 Highest Paying Industries for Historians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$89,980
710
2 Federal government, including USPS
$89,970
710
3 Other Personal Services
$83,000
n/a
4 Personal and Laundry Services
$83,000
n/a
5 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$72,450
220
6 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$69,770
160
7 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$66,210
30
8 Educational Services - Privately owned
$66,210
30
9 Engineering Services
$61,270
80
10 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,870
720
11 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,120
1,990
12 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,120
1,990
13 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,890
2,040
14 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$53,880
170
15 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$53,450
300
16 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,740
70
17 Educational Services
$52,280
80
18 Scientific Research and Development Services
$52,250
340
19 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,660
n/a
20 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,620
470
21 State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,110
510
22 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$47,300
130
23 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$46,510
120
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$46,140
40
25 Educational Services - State government owned
$45,850
40
26 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$42,290
n/a
27 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$31,170
820
28 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$31,150
820
See also: Highest paying cities for historians.