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Historians Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of historians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare historians salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Historians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,220
25th Percentile Wage
$45,980
50th Percentile Wage
$54,590
75th Percentile Wage
$73,550
90th Percentile Wage
$97,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for historians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) historians is $97,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid historians is $41,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of historians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,590-10.44%0.71%
201560,2905.67%-
201456,8701.95%-
201355,7602.80%-
201254,200--

Compare Historians Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of historians in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for historians occupations is the engineering services industry with an annual salary $72,980. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $42,290). For detailed historians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Engineering Services
$72,980
Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,790
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$55,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$50,220
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$42,290

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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