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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

19-3093 Historians

Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.


National estimates for Historians
Industry profile for Historians
Geographic profile for Historians

National estimates for Historians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Historians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,770 4.4 % $ 32.88 $ 68,400 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Historians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.20 $ 19.68 $ 30.33 $ 43.33 $ 55.93
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,540 $ 40,920 $ 63,100 $ 90,130 $ 116,340


Industry profile for Historians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Historians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Historians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Historians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 690 0.03 $ 49.80 $ 103,590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 620 0.01 $ 20.37 $ 42,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 500 0.02 $ 26.71 $ 55,550
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.04 $ 34.90 $ 72,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $ 34.60 $ 71,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Historians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 80 0.06 $ 28.66 $ 59,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.04 $ 34.90 $ 72,590
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 690 0.03 $ 49.80 $ 103,590
Civic and Social Organizations 60 0.02 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 500 0.02 $ 26.71 $ 55,550

Top paying industries for Historians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 690 0.03 $ 49.80 $ 103,590
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $ 36.21 $ 75,320
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.04 $ 34.90 $ 72,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $ 34.60 $ 71,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $ 32.42 $ 67,420


Geographic profile for Historians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Historians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Historians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Historians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 450 0.05 2.59 $ 16.75 $ 34,830
California 200 0.01 0.61 $ 38.02 $ 79,090
Virginia 170 0.05 2.37 $ 44.62 $ 92,820
Texas 170 0.01 0.72 $ 35.94 $ 74,760
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 1.08 $ 33.41 $ 69,480




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Historians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 110 0.10 5.11 $ 19.99 $ 41,590
Alaska 30 0.10 5.10 $ 48.99 $ 101,900
Hawaii 30 0.05 2.72 $ 42.14 $ 87,650
New York 450 0.05 2.59 $ 16.75 $ 34,830
Virginia 170 0.05 2.37 $ 44.62 $ 92,820




Top paying states for Historians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 30 0.10 5.10 $ 48.99 $ 101,900
Virginia 170 0.05 2.37 $ 44.62 $ 92,820
Hawaii 30 0.05 2.72 $ 42.14 $ 87,650
Colorado 40 0.02 0.76 $ 41.93 $ 87,210
Maryland 70 0.03 1.29 $ 40.56 $ 84,360





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Historians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 0.12 5.94 $ 51.22 $ 106,540
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.02 0.76 (8) (8)
Jackson, MS 100 0.39 19.75 $ 19.03 $ 39,570
Rochester, NY 60 0.14 6.84 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.12 6.07 $ 18.16 $ 37,770
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.15 7.78 $ 35.43 $ 73,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.91 $ 35.67 $ 74,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.01 0.68 $ 37.13 $ 77,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.40 $ 27.38 $ 56,940
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 30 0.06 3.04 $ 16.06 $ 33,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Historians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MS 100 0.39 19.75 $ 19.03 $ 39,570
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.15 7.78 $ 35.43 $ 73,690
Rochester, NY 60 0.14 6.84 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.12 6.07 $ 18.16 $ 37,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 0.12 5.94 $ 51.22 $ 106,540
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 3.65 $ 42.61 $ 88,640
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 30 0.06 3.04 $ 16.06 $ 33,400
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 30 0.02 1.17 $ 29.29 $ 60,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.91 $ 35.67 $ 74,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.02 0.76 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Historians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 0.12 5.94 $ 51.22 $ 106,540
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 3.65 $ 42.61 $ 88,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $ 38.88 $ 80,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 38.56 $ 80,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.01 0.68 $ 37.13 $ 77,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.91 $ 35.67 $ 74,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.15 7.78 $ 35.43 $ 73,690
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 32.02 $ 66,610
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 30 0.02 1.17 $ 29.29 $ 60,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.40 $ 27.38 $ 56,940

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Historians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 9.82 $ 14.94 $ 31,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Historians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 9.82 $ 14.94 $ 31,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Historians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 9.82 $ 14.94 $ 31,070


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021