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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .