Historian - Federal Salaries of 2017
Pay Rates for "Historian"How much does a Historian in the federal government get paid? $100,764.48* *Based on the 2017 average.
Historian was the 297th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 281 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2017, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled History, with an average salary of $89,490.
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.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Historian
Historian Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Historian is $100,764.48. The highest paid Historian made $202,088 in 2017.
Common Historian Payscales
|Payscale||Number of History Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||265|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||5|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||3|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||2|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|CG - Corporate Graded||1|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||1|
|SN - Senior Level System||1|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||1|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$136,659.00 / 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|
|Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Educational Therapist||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Zoology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Coding||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Community Planning||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average History Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017
In 2004, the average pay for a Historian was $71,730. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,764 in 2017.
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