Historian Salary (United States)

A Historian earns an average salary of $45,996 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Historian Total Pay (?
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$25,949 - $89,396
(Median)
26K
39K
60K
89K
MEDIAN: $45,995
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Historian Total Pay (?
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$12.08 - $48.94
(Median)
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27
49
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$25,949 - $89,396  
   
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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$26,119 - $90,592  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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 - $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).
)
$26,119 - $90,592  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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.

Experience Affects Historian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%
Experienced
up arrow 38%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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