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Hstorians earned median annual salaries of $61,140 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from less than $29,270 to $110,670 or more annually. Historians who worked at museums and historical sites earned mean annual salaries of $54,400. Salaries for history professors ranged from less than $40,600 to $134,170 or more. Historians and history teachers often receive benefits such as medical insurance, paid sick and vacation days, and the opportunity to participate in retirement savings plans.

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