Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,270
25th Percentile Wage
$47,640
50th Percentile Wage
$61,290
75th Percentile Wage
$81,980
90th Percentile Wage
$112,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of educational 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 $112,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $37,270.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,290
5.92% -1.50%
2016
$57,660
1.53% -
2015
$56,780
0.90% -
2014
$56,270
-1.85% -
2013
$57,310
-8.55% -
2012
$62,210
- -

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

The average salaries of social scientists and related workers in 16 industries in the educational 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 educational support services industry with an annual salary $87,680. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $56,970). For detailed social scientist and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services
$87,680
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$87,680
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$77,850
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$77,850
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$73,240
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$72,190
Educational Services - Privately owned
$67,170
Educational Services - Local government owned
$66,380
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$63,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$62,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$61,860
Educational Services
$61,290
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$60,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$58,120
Educational Services - State government owned
$57,010
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,970

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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