Average Historian Salary

$49,282
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$1,021
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The average salary for a Historian is $49,282.
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$29k
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$49k
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$95k
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What Do Historians Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Historian

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What Are Popular Skills for Historians?

Skills in Research Analysis, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Subject Matter Expert and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Research.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Historians?

An entry-level Historian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,264 based on 16 salaries. An early career Historian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,286 based on 56 salaries. A mid-career Historian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,452 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Historian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,939 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,632.
Employees with Historian in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 37.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (9.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rockville, Maryland (23.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 147 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.9%
Early Career
38.1%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
17.0%
Late Career
13.6%