The average salary for a Historian is $46,723 per year.
Historian Total Pay (?
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$25,760 - $91,916
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47K
61K
92K
MEDIAN: $46,722
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Historian Total Pay (?
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$12.08 - $48.94
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$25,760 - $91,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
Total Pay (?
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$25,892 - $95,007  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
   
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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$25,892 - $95,007  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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.

Experience Affects Historian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 24 votes.
Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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