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Historians in Virginia

Considering a career as a Historian in Virginia?

12.5% Jobs Projection
$77,110 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Historians in Virginia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Historians in Virginia is growing faster than average.

  • Historians in Virginia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Historians Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 150 Historians working in the state.

There were 170 Historians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Historians in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.1%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 180 total jobs in 2026 for Historians in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 300 annual jobs and 3,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Historians Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Historians ranged from $39,710 to $123,730 with $77,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.09 to $59.49. The median hourly rate was $37.07.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.04 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.03.

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


Top Virginia Metros for Historians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 $103,440
Richmond, VA 30 $54,810

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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