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Top Executive Salary in the Industry of Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

The salary statistics and trend of top executives in the industry of research and development in the social sciences and humanities are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,710
25th Percentile Wage
$94,810
50th Percentile Wage
$147,690
75th Percentile Wage
$207,070
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for top executives in the industry of research and development in the social sciences and humanities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $207,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $147,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent top executives is $64,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry of Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$147,690
0.45% 5.02%
2016
$147,030
-3.33% -
2015
$151,920
3.82% -
2014
$146,120
-2.38% -
2013
$149,600
6.24% -
2012
$140,270
- -

Table 3. Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 16 industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of top executives in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$181,630
Scientific Research and Development Services
$176,240
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$152,010
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$149,520
Engineering Services
$149,150
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$147,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$144,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$141,480
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$139,840
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$138,920
Legal Services
$130,150
Specialized Design Services
$122,300
Testing Laboratories
$118,870
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$118,450
Veterinary Services
$86,000
Photographic Services
$81,070

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