Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,450
25th Percentile Wage
$55,070
50th Percentile Wage
$64,980
75th Percentile Wage
$93,150
90th Percentile Wage
$124,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of information. 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 $124,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $41,450.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$64,980
-20.59% -3.26%
2015
$78,360
-2.05% -
2014
$79,970
3.14% -
2013
$77,460
13.37% -
2012
$67,100
- -

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

The average salaries of social scientists and related workers in four industries in the information 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 data processing, hosting, and related services industry with an annual salary $86,000. The lowest paying industry is the publishing industries (except internet) industry (annual salary $64,610). For detailed social scientist and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$86,000
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$86,000
Software Publishers
$74,850
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$64,610

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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