- Share with graduate degrees: 49.5%
- Median wage early career: $38,000
- Median wage mid-career: $65,000
- Unemployment rate: 3.8%
- Underemployment rate: 54.0%
A degree in history can lead to any number of career pursuits, from directing documentaries, to working as a museum conservator. Some of the higher paying positions in the field include being a professor, an archaeologist, or a historian. Historians can work in academia, government, and private organizations and they research, analyze, and collect documents and data. Master’s degrees are usually required for these positions, which offer an average overall salary of $63,680 per year.