How much does a Historian make?

Updated Jan 6, 2022

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Experience

$61,600 /yr
Average Base Pay

48 salaries

$40K

Low

$62K

Average

$94K

High

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How much does a Historian make? The national average salary for a Historian is $61,600 in United States. Filter by location to see Historian salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 48 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Historian employees.

What is the salary trajectory for a Professor of of History?

$88,017 /yrProfessor of of History
$71,062 /yrAdjunct Professor of History
$88,017 /yrHistory Professor
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What are some related job titles for a Historian?

History

$65,589

per year

History Teacher

$58,581

per year

Museum Curator

$68,318

per year

Research Historian

$51,689

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Historian in United States of America

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$45,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Historian with 1 to 3 years of experience

$6,000

/moAvg Base Salary

13 days ago by a Professor of History with more than 15 years of experience

$6,300

/moAvg Base Salary

15 days ago by a Historian with 10 to 14 years of experience

$95,960

/yrAvg Base Salary

21 days ago by a Historian with more than 15 years of experience

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$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

22 days ago by a Medical Historian with less than one year of experience

$23

/hrAvg Base Salary

28 days ago by a Historic Preservation Specialist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$44,100

/yrAvg Base Salary

30 days ago by a Historic Preservation Specialist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$82,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

42 days ago by a Historian with 4 to 6 years of experience

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US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Historian

$76,881

 /yr
Range: $68K - $90K

$68K

$90K

$68,416 - $90,362 Range

National Park Service
3.8

National Park Service

Historian

$83,764

 /yr
Range: $55K - $89K

$55K

$89K

$55,223 - $89,013 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Historian
About 

$88K -$102K

$88K

$102K

$88,053 - $101,646 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Historian
About 

$77K -$87K

$77K

$87K

$76,556 - $86,888 Range

US Department of Defense
4

$77K

$85K

$77,422 - $84,902 Range

ICF
3.6

ICF

Historian
About 

$57K -$84K

$57K

$84K

$57,234 - $84,099 Range

US Department of the Interior
3.9

$69K

$119K

$68,812 - $119,025 Range

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Fairfax County Park Authority
3.3

$47K

$57K

$47,135 - $56,542 Range

Amen Clinics
4.2

Amen Clinics

Historian - Hourly
About 

$14 -$23

 hourly

$14

$23

$14 - $23 Range

History Associates
2.9

History Associates

Historian
About 

$49K -$65K

$49K

$65K

$49,184 - $64,973 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Historian
About 

$144K -$158K

$144K

$158K

$144,348 - $158,303 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Historian - Contractor
About 

$78K -$84K

$78K

$84K

$77,593 - $84,091 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Historian - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Historian - Contractor
About 

$59K -$64K

$59K

$64K

$58,678 - $63,614 Range

Barnes & Noble
3.7

Barnes & Noble

Historian - Hourly
About 

$9 -$10

 hourly

$9

$10

$9 - $10 Range

US Department of Defense
4

US Department of Defense

Historian - Contractor
About 

$101K -$111K

$101K

$111K

$101,064 - $111,294 Range

University of California Berkeley
4.3

University of California Berkeley

Historian - Monthly
About 

$4K -$4K

$4K

$4K

$3,794 - $4,173 Range

Brigham Young University (BYU)
4.6

$79K

$85K

$79,446 - $84,920 Range

University of Virginia
4.3

$59K

$65K

$59,435 - $64,955 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Historian salaries

The national average salary for a Historian is $61,600 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Historian salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 48 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Historian employees.

The highest salary for a Historian in United States is $94,245 per year.

The lowest salary for a Historian in United States is $40,263 per year.

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