Left Behind? Historians Lag in the 2006, 2007 Salary Report

The average salary for historians in academia lags well behind that of other disciplines, even when the health sciences are excluded. The average salary for historians at all ranks was $59,619—almost 8 percent below the average reported for all fields of $64,743.

According to the College and University Personnel Association–Human Resources (CUPA–HR), there was only a small gap between the average salaries for historians at private and public colleges and universities. Historians at private institutions earned an average of $60,341, as compared to $58,861 for history faculty at public colleges and universities.

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