Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare social scientist and related worker salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,850
25th Percentile Wage
$69,940
50th Percentile Wage
$90,050
75th Percentile Wage
$116,830
90th Percentile Wage
$164,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) social scientists and related workers is $164,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $54,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,050
20.82% 12.03%
2016
$71,300
-11.11% -
2012
$79,220
- -

Compare Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of social scientists and related workers in five industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for social scientist and related worker occupations is the nonresidential building construction industry with an annual salary $96,510. The lowest paying industry is the residential building construction industry (annual salary $78,160). For detailed social scientist and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonresidential Building Construction
$96,510
Construction of Buildings
$93,710
Land Subdivision
$80,170
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$78,480
Residential Building Construction
$78,160

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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