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Historian Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Historian is $47,659 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.
Historian Salary (?
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$31,516 - $90,401
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90K
MEDIAN: $47,659
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Historian Salary (?
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$10.85 - $48.94
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$31,516 - $90,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$28,582 - $91,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$28,582 - $91,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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

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Experience Affects Historian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%
Experienced
up arrow 41%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 25%