Pouherenga Kōrero o-Mua

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Historians research, write and present information about events and people of the past and present. They may also teach history.


Historians working in public service positions usually earn

$30K-$80K per year

Historians working at universities usually earn

$64K-$154K per year

Job opportunities

Job opportunities for historians are poor due to few new positions being created and people tending to stay in the job for a long time.
Dr Arini Loader reading a copy of a letter written by a 19th century Māori woman

Historians research artefacts and old documents (Photo: Image Services, Victoria University of Wellington)

Last updated 1 June 2017