Historian earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Historian salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $88,290
Hawaii $86,650
California $81,230
Colorado $79,030
Texas $75,030
Maryland $72,740
New Jersey $72,360
Washington $71,420
Pennsylvania $68,790
New Mexico $65,520
Virginia $64,430
Utah $63,060
Massachusetts $63,020
North Carolina $62,920
Louisiana $61,850
Missouri $61,780
Indiana $61,650
Michigan $61,630
Illinois $61,390
Georgia $60,820
Florida $60,550
Oklahoma $60,340
Idaho $58,880
Kentucky $57,070
Wisconsin $56,920
Alabama $56,720
Oregon $56,320
Arizona $54,560
Ohio $49,450
Nebraska $48,440
Tennessee $46,620
Mississippi $39,240
New York $38,080
South Carolina $37,810
Connecticut $125,120
District of Columbia $113,360

How do historian salaries compare to similar careers?

Historians earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than neuropsychologists but more than archivists.

Career Median Salary
Neuropsychologist salary $103K
Scientist salary $87K
Urban planner salary $78K
Historian salary $64K
Archaeologist salary $62K
Anthropologist salary $62K
Curator salary $60K
Archivist salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)