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Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,120
25th Percentile Wage
$65,340
50th Percentile Wage
$88,490
75th Percentile Wage
$116,140
90th Percentile Wage
$147,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $147,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $49,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,490-1.99%5.97%
201590,2502.29%-
201488,180-0.22%-
201388,3705.84%-
201283,210--

Compare Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of social scientists and related workers in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $111,700. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $61,480). For detailed social scientist and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$111,700
Engineering Services
$101,040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$97,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$97,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$88,490
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$82,900
Scientific Research and Development Services
$81,240
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$73,610
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,480

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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