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Historians Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of historians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare historians salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Historians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,360
25th Percentile Wage
$31,070
50th Percentile Wage
$44,010
75th Percentile Wage
$64,900
90th Percentile Wage
$90,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for historians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $90,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid historians is $25,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of historians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,010
3.86% -23.93%
2016
$42,310
-5.81% -
2015
$44,770
-5.65% -
2014
$47,300
-15.69% -
2013
$54,720
0.33% -
2012
$54,540
- -

Compare Historians Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of historians in two industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. For detailed historians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,080
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,080

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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