What Are The Training Requirements for Historians?

Historians need a master's degree.

Degrees for Historians
Typical education of Historians
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 3.0
Some College 7.6
Associates Degree 2.7
Bachelors Degree 36.1
Masters Degree 36.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 14.1

What Is the Employment Outlook for Historians?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more historians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 0 more.

This career includes 3,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Historians Make?

On average, historians make $29.32 per hour or $60,990 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Historians?

Hourly income for Historians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Historians $13.49 $17.61 $26.49 $38.61 $49.44
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Social scientists and related workers $20.19 $26.84 $36.19 $47.75 $60.29
Miscellaneous social scientists and related workers $20.58 $27.89 $37.03 $48.73 $61.07
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Historians?

Annual salary for Historians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Historians $28,050 $36,630 $55,110 $80,310 $102,830
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Social scientists and related workers $41,990 $55,840 $75,280 $99,320 $125,400
Miscellaneous social scientists and related workers $42,800 $58,010 $77,020 $101,360 $127,030
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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