Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for social scientists and related workers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social scientists and related workers amongst Florida cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,530
25th Percentile Wage
$59,770
50th Percentile Wage
$72,260
75th Percentile Wage
$91,080
90th Percentile Wage
$109,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of social scientists and related workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,260
4.32% 9.98%
2016
$69,140
1.19% -
2015
$68,320
3.82% -
2014
$65,710
1.00% -
2013
$65,050
0.00% -
2012
$65,050
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of Florida ranges from $61,950 to $97,040. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in Florida is South Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $97,040. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (mean annual salary $83,080). The lowest paying area is Tallahassee with a median annual salary of $61,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$97,040
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$83,080
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$79,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$78,820
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$78,660
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$74,530
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$74,260
Port St Lucie
$74,200
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$71,760
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$70,250
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$69,580
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$68,810
Jacksonville
$68,530
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$67,930
Gainesville
$63,650
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$63,450
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$62,410
Tallahassee
$61,950




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