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Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers

The top 67 highest paying industries for miscellaneous social scientists and related workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $104,710, computer systems design and related services is the highest paying industry for miscellaneous social scientists and related workers. It is followed by mining industry (average annual salary $96,280). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of miscellaneous social scientists and related workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 67 Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$104,710
200
2 Mining
$96,280
40
3 Oil and Gas Extraction
$92,310
30
4 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$85,450
150
5 Educational Support Services
$85,050
160
6 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$84,890
50
7 Federal government, including USPS
$83,390
23,130
8 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$83,390
23,130
9 Other Personal Services
$83,000
n/a
10 Personal and Laundry Services
$83,000
n/a
11 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$80,370
140
12 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,610
760
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$78,760
28,410
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$78,760
28,410
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$75,900
32,200
16 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$74,940
5,800
17 Scientific Research and Development Services
$74,290
7,000
18 Software Publishers
$74,270
40
19 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$73,010
60
20 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,980
12,750
21 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$72,110
3,680
22 Administrative and Support Services
$71,970
n/a
23 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$71,840
330
24 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$71,670
1,200
25 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$71,080
70
26 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$70,820
730
27 Testing Laboratories
$70,730
40
28 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$70,010
40
29 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$69,280
650
30 Manufacturing
$68,890
30
31 Social Advocacy Organizations
$65,710
370
32 Outpatient Care Centers
$65,460
60
33 Information
$64,270
160
34 Employment Services
$62,690
190
35 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$62,440
200
36 Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,930
170
37 Engineering Services
$60,930
870
38 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$60,840
170
39 Educational Services - Privately owned
$60,630
2,030
40 Individual and Family Services
$60,420
40
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,980
160
42 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,910
1,830
43 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$59,750
1,040
44 Social Assistance
$59,660
50
45 Health Care and Social Assistance
$59,070
480
46 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,950
2,790
47 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$58,750
280
48 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$58,000
40
49 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$57,840
240
50 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,740
2,670
51 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,730
2,500
52 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$56,970
50
53 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$56,630
60
54 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$56,270
120
55 Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,180
160
56 Educational Services
$55,630
5,780
57 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,140
5,410
58 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$55,030
120
59 State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,410
6,400
60 Temporary Help Services
$53,690
120
61 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,730
240
62 Educational Services - State government owned
$51,310
3,590
63 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$51,280
3,580
64 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$50,090
140
65 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$47,770
130
66 Transportation and Warehousing
$28,000
40
67 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$26,770
40