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Highest Paying States for Historians

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $104,290, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for historians. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $90,860). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Historians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$104,290
$77,590 220
2 Hawaii
$90,860
$47,100 40
3 New Mexico
$82,100
$50,040 40
4 Colorado
$78,290
$37,000 50
5 New Jersey
$77,450
$55,210 120
6 California
$76,820
$48,750 220
7 Illinois
$74,180
$28,880 80
8 Texas
$72,170
$30,570 120
9 Virginia
$68,730
$28,810 170
10 Maryland
$65,460
$41,640 110
11 Alabama
$62,550
$34,470 40
12 Georgia
$62,460
$43,860 70
13 Michigan
$61,580
$37,070 40
14 Pennsylvania
$60,990
$36,390 110
15 Massachusetts
$60,630
$36,950 40
16 Utah
$59,760
$37,090 260
17 Idaho
$58,880
$44,430 50
18 Washington
$57,410
$21,880 40
19 Wisconsin
$56,460
$43,350 50
20 Oregon
$56,320
$34,880 50
21 North Carolina
$55,420
$38,680 60
22 Florida
$50,780
$34,970 70
23 Kansas
$50,280
$22,690 40
24 Oklahoma
$50,170
$32,090 40
25 Minnesota
$49,450
$40,710 0
26 Ohio
$47,440
$23,020 70
27 Tennessee
$46,620
$40,630 30
28 Missouri
$45,160
$34,360 70
29 South Carolina
$43,740
$23,550 30
30 Mississippi
$41,470
$29,990 110
31 Kentucky
$36,980
$27,840 40
32 Rhode Island
$36,710
$32,240 0
33 Indiana
$32,980
$22,420 30
34 New York
$28,860
$25,250 460

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of historians in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for historians, Top Paying Jobs in America.