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Historians in California

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$80,590 Median Salary
  • Historians in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Historians Work in California?

There were approximately 250 workers employed as Historians in this state in 2018.

There were 220 Historians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 80 Historians working in it, which means California has more Historians than average.


What do Historians Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Historians ranged from $52,090 to $134,550 with $80,590 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.04 to $64.69. The median hourly rate was $38.74.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $36.93 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.81.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Historians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Historians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 40 $73,090

Top States for Historians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Historians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 400 $28,920
California 250 $80,590
Utah 240 $63,060
District of Columbia 210 $106,680
Virginia 150 $77,110
Pennsylvania 140 $64,350
Texas 130 $63,260
Maryland 110 $61,190
Mississippi 110 $38,360
Georgia 90 $62,100
Missouri 80 $45,290
Florida 80 $47,900
New Jersey 80 $77,500
Illinois 70 $63,600
Oklahoma 60 $48,520
New Mexico 50 $65,520
Colorado 50 $82,450
North Carolina 50 $61,190
Alabama 40 $61,890
Ohio 40 $75,110

Below are the states where Historians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $106,680
Colorado $82,450
California $80,590
New Jersey $77,500
Virginia $77,110
Ohio $75,110
Washington $71,420
New Mexico $65,520
Pennsylvania $64,350
Illinois $63,600

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