Historian Salary

The average salary for a Historian is $45,386 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Writing Procedures & Documentation is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,681 - $71,505
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$72K
MEDIAN: $45,385
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$11.02 - $50.00
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$11
$18
$50
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,681 - $71,505  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,996 - $72,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $50.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$38.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,996 - $72,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Historian

Historians study events, political systems, ideas, and people from past eras by researching and interpreting various historical documents and sources. They approach this task by first gathering data from various sources, such as ancient artifacts, items from excavation sites, and historical books and archives. From there, they must be able to analyze this evidence, determine its authenticity, and make hypotheses about its significance. With these hypotheses, they begin to track historical developments in a relevant field in search of support for their projections. If they are able to come to a conclusion, historians will usually be required to write reports, journals, and/or books regarding their findings and theories. They may also arrange to have their findings presented on websites and in exhibits in museums or visitor centers.

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Historian Tasks

  • Glean historical information from physical, electronic, and in-person sources.
  • Gather, organize, and present research data in useful context to communicate value to intended audiences.
  • Research, evaluate, and document events of the past that instill value to the area of focus.
  • Present findings to individuals and groups through publications and exhibits.

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Pay by Experience Level for Historian

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Experience Affects Historian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Historian Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 22%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$45,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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