Historian Salary

A Historian earns an average salary of $41,724 per year. A skill in Writing Procedures & Documentation is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,221 - $79,463
$26K
$42K
$79K
MEDIAN: $42,308
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$11.05 - $30.20
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MEDIAN: $15.26
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$0$79K
Salary $26,221 - $79,463
Bonus $96.96 - $4,983
Profit Sharing $800
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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$25,211 - $76,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $11.05 - $30.20
Overtime $31.25
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $96.96 - $4,983
Profit Sharing $800
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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$25,211 - $76,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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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Historians study events, political systems, ideas, and people from past eras by researching and interpreting various historical documents and sources.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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Historian

Pay by Experience for a Historian has a positive trend. An entry-level Historian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Historian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Historian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 25 salaries. A Historian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Historian

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Historian Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Historian Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲32%


National Average
$41,000

Technical Writing
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 22%
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