Join the Official Community on Facebook. Ask questions and discuss events impacting federal employees. Join Now

Historian - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Historian"

How much does a Historian in the federal government get paid? $90,435.27* *Based on the 2010 average.

Historian was the 295th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 328 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled History, with an average salary of $81,987.

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 193 $81,987.17
Department of State 36 $93,352.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $105,539.30
Forest Service 9 $72,996.78
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $135,755.63
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $92,411.50
Bureau of the Census 6 $96,114.17
U.S. Coast Guard 5 $100,347.40
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $76,016.20
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $105,355.25
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $116,568.75
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $125,559.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $85,226.67
Commission of Fine Arts 3 $92,178.33
Department of Energy 3 $136,537.67
National Cemetery Administration 3 $96,884.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $110,256.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $129,758.00
National Institutes of Health 2 $141,125.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $132,855.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $72,096.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $135,936.50
National Science Foundation 1 $152,001.00
Maritime Administration 1 $106,839.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $117,917.00
U.S. Mint 1 $113,857.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $148,510.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $97,936.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $147,418.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $115,731.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $146,019.00
Presidio Trust 1 $89,610.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $137,771.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $62,467.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $48,891.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $115,731.00

Historian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Historian is $90,435.27. The highest paid Historian made $158,500 in 2010.

Common Historian Payscales

Payscale Number of History Employees
GS - General Schedule 308
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Historian was $71,730. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,764 in 2017.

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.

Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.

The series code of this occupation is 0170.

** This Document Provided By - The Civil Employee's Resource **