What is a history major worth?
I recently read this 2006 blog post from the website of the American Historical Association (AHA), the nation’s largest organization of historians. As might be expected, the entry salaries of history majors are not as a high as business majors or those in other professional fields. But within ten years, history majors are only making just $1000 a year less than the average salary of those who majored in something else. And, to take two examples, history majors are making a lot more money than those who majored in education and other humanities disciplines. Check out the post for specifics.
So it looks like you can make a living with a history degree!