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Historians Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of historians in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare historians salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Historians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,560
25th Percentile Wage
$36,960
50th Percentile Wage
$48,940
75th Percentile Wage
$61,520
90th Percentile Wage
$76,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for historians in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $76,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid historians is $29,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of historians in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,940-36.21%20.84%
201566,660-8.69%-
201472,4507.95%-
201366,69041.91%-
201238,740--

Compare Historians Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of historians in four industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 civic and social organizations industry with an annual salary $87,040. The lowest paying industry is the religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations industry (annual salary $67,660). For detailed historians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Civic and Social Organizations
$87,040
Personal and Laundry Services
$83,000
Other Personal Services
$83,000
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$67,660

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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