Historian earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Historian salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $61,890
California $80,590
Colorado $82,450
District of Columbia $106,680
Florida $47,900
Georgia $62,100
Idaho $58,880
Illinois $61,265
Indiana $32,980
Kentucky $38,010
Massachusetts $63,020
Maryland $61,190
Michigan $63,310
Missouri $45,290
Mississippi $38,360
North Carolina $61,190
Nebraska $57,970
New Jersey $77,500
New Mexico $65,520
New York $28,920
Ohio $75,110
Oklahoma $48,520
Oregon $56,320
Pennsylvania $62,438
Tennessee $46,620
Texas $63,260
Utah $63,060
Virginia $77,110
Washington $71,420
Wisconsin $56,920

How do historian salaries compare to similar careers?

Historians earn about the same as related careers in Massachusetts. On average, they make less than archaeologists but more than embalmers.

Career Median Salary
Archaeologist salary $91K
School psychologist salary $80K
Neuropsychologist salary $96K
Urban planner salary $80K
Industrial organizational psychologist salary $65K
Historian salary $63K
Curator salary $64K
Archivist salary $59K
Museum conservator salary $52K
Embalmer salary $42K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)