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.

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 152 $89,490.05
Department of State 46 $115,551.20
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $146,806.00
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $75,306.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $109,859.50
National Institutes of Health 5 $114,020.40
Forest Service 5 $78,958.20
Bureau of the Census 5 $107,668.60
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 5 $103,464.80
National Cemetery Administration 3 $118,921.33
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $120,966.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $115,410.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $110,877.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $100,008.00
Commission of Fine Arts 2 $112,175.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $101,724.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $155,618.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $114,386.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $112,256.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $153,207.00
Maritime Administration 2 $109,471.50
Department of Energy 2 $121,792.50
Bureau of Land Management 1 $110,595.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $138,160.00
National Science Foundation 1 $138,418.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $95,996.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $103,842.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $202,088.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $79,720.00
Presidio Trust 1 $78,890.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $82,042.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $172,100.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $152,969.00
U.S. Mint 1 $125,484.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $113,755.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $119,489.00

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: $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

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The series code of this occupation is 0170.

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