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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 $90,860, Hawaii is the highest paying state for historians. It is followed by New Mexico (average annual salary $81,890). 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 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 Hawaii
$90,860
$47,100 40
2 New Mexico
$81,890
$44,210 30
3 New Jersey
$76,450
$52,990 110
4 Colorado
$76,350
$47,600 60
5 Maryland
$72,660
$40,190 80
6 Virginia
$71,470
$27,100 140
7 Texas
$71,110
$30,300 120
8 Illinois
$70,460
$27,840 70
9 California
$70,000
$43,610 260
10 Georgia
$60,660
$42,010 80
11 Michigan
$60,650
$45,560 40
12 North Carolina
$59,080
$37,170 40
13 Massachusetts
$58,860
$26,240 40
14 Pennsylvania
$58,810
$31,380 100
15 Washington
$57,410
$21,880 40
16 Wisconsin
$56,920
$42,980 50
17 Alabama
$56,440
$34,490 40
18 Ohio
$53,030
$27,270 70
19 Florida
$52,150
$28,430 60
20 Kansas
$50,280
$22,690 40
21 Minnesota
$49,450
$40,710 0
22 Tennessee
$46,620
$40,630 30
23 Utah
$45,120
$33,140 60
24 South Carolina
$43,740
$23,550 30
25 Missouri
$43,660
$33,410 80
26 Mississippi
$40,540
$29,850 120
27 Oklahoma
$37,930
$32,040 30
28 Rhode Island
$36,710
$32,240 0
29 Indiana
$32,980
$22,420 30
30 New York
$29,010
$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.