Historian - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Historian"How much does a Historian in the federal government get paid? $111,720.45* *Based on the 2021 average.
Historian was the 298th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 277 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled History, with an average salary of $98,685.
Government History jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a History job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise or perform research or other work in the field of history when such work requires a professional knowledge of established methods and techniques of historical research in the collection, evaluation, analysis or presentation of historical facts.
Agencies that have hired a Historian
Historian Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Historian is $111,720.45. The highest paid Historian made $244,232 in 2021.
Common Historian Payscales
|Payscale||Number of History Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||262|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||4|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||4|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|CG - Corporate Graded||1|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||1|
|SN - Senior Level System||1|
|GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions||1|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0100 SOCIAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, AND WELFARE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for History jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Health Aid and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Respiratory Therapist||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Plant Protection Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Secretary||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Fingerprint Identification||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average History Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Historian was $71,730. Since then, the average pay has increased to $111,720 in 2021.
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