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Historian - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Historian"

How much does a Historian in the federal government get paid? $88,031.35* *Based on the 2009 average.

Historian was the 298th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 306 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled History, with an average salary of $79,608.

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.

Job Description

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Park Service 183 $79,607.61
Department of State 30 $93,554.03
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $99,577.18
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $133,325.25
Forest Service 7 $71,547.43
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $72,630.00
Bureau of the Census 5 $101,371.60
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $114,652.40
U.S. Coast Guard 5 $96,566.40
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $110,236.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $102,140.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $85,753.33
Department of Energy 3 $132,050.00
National Cemetery Administration 3 $87,565.33
Bureau of Land Management 3 $83,413.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $126,693.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $55,449.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $93,223.50
Commission of Fine Arts 2 $82,482.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $109,943.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $109,570.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $153,200.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $141,580.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $153,200.00
Presidio Trust 1 $86,457.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $112,995.00
U.S. Mint 1 $107,361.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $95,620.00
National Science Foundation 1 $148,404.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $116,419.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $115,618.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $162,900.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $141,217.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $133,543.00
Maritime Administration 1 $99,118.00

Historian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Historian is $88,031.35. The highest paid Historian made $162,900 in 2009.

Common Historian Payscales

Payscale Number of History Employees
GS - General Schedule 290
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
CG - Corporate Graded 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

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 TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Educational TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
ZoologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
CodingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Community PlanningProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average History Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Historian was $71,730. Since then, the average pay has increased to $101,257 in 2018.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0170.

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