National » Life, Physical, and Social Science » Historians » Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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
$39,870
25th Percentile Wage
$48,280
50th Percentile Wage
$60,180
75th Percentile Wage
$80,930
90th Percentile Wage
$101,840

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 $101,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid historians is $39,870.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of historians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,180
9.29% 9.94%
2016
$54,590
-10.44% -
2015
$60,290
5.67% -
2014
$56,870
1.95% -
2013
$55,760
2.80% -
2012
$54,200
- -

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

The average salaries of historians in eight 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 $71,760. 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
$71,760
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$64,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$62,980
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$62,930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$60,180
Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,530
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$54,850
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




Related:

Highest paying cities for historians

Highest paying industries for historians.