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
$35,370
25th Percentile Wage
$45,220
50th Percentile Wage
$57,660
75th Percentile Wage
$76,040
90th Percentile Wage
$102,150

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 $102,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $35,370.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,6601.53%-7.89%
201556,7800.90%-
201456,270-1.85%-
201357,310-8.55%-
201262,210--

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 twelve 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 $86,950. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $53,190). 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
$86,950
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$86,950
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$66,130
Educational Services - Local government owned
$62,570
Educational Services - Privately owned
$61,740
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$58,660
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,320
Educational Services
$57,660
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,740
Educational Services - State government owned
$53,230
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$53,190

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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