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Historian Salary

The average salary for a Historian is $46,407 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Research Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,445 - $83,845
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$84K
MEDIAN: $46,406
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$10.72 - $35.50
(Median)
$11
$16
$36
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,445 - $83,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
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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$27,803 - $83,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $35.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
   
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).
)
$27,803 - $83,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Historian

  • 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

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Experience Affects Historian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Historian Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 29%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 9%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%