Salary for Historians

Also known as:  Genealogist, Historiographer, Protohistorian

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Historians record representations of the past as informed by research, analysis and intepretation of historical documents, including newspapers, government texts, personal correspondence, and other manuscripts and texts. They evaluate the authenticity of sources based on knowledge of the time period in question, and comparison with other surviving materials. These professionals may use their work to argue for the preservation of specific sites with historical significance, and/or present public lectures or exhibits for the general public. They may also evaluate the work of other historians for accuracy. A significant number of historians have obtained graduate education.

A Historian can get a pay level between 40000 and 60000 depending on the level of experience. Historians usually receive a wage of Fifty Eight Thousand One Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Historians can receive the best pay in the District of Columbia, where they earn an average pay rate of close to about $84520. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest compensation in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they get average pay levels of $59070.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.89 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Historians tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $59,070
Other Services (except Public Administration) $58,720
Public Administration $57,780
Educational Services $56,480
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $50,600
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $50,600
Educational Services $56,480
Public Administration $57,780
Other Services (except Public Administration) $58,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $59,070
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