Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,950
25th Percentile Wage
$53,190
50th Percentile Wage
$76,380
75th Percentile Wage
$103,790
90th Percentile Wage
$134,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $134,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $37,950.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,380
2.80% 14.52%
2016
$74,240
5.93% -
2015
$69,840
2.99% -
2014
$67,750
3.41% -
2013
$65,440
0.23% -
2012
$65,290
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Compare Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of social scientists and related workers in 38 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of all other health practitioners industry with an annual salary $111,930. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $50,900). For detailed social scientist and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$111,930
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$102,510
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$96,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$92,310
Hospitals - Local government owned
$90,400
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$90,190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$89,410
Hospitals - State government owned
$89,190
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$89,090
Home Health Care Services
$88,490
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$86,970
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$85,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$83,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$83,490
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$83,180
Offices of Physicians
$82,160
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$82,150
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$82,150
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$81,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$80,790
Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,870
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$76,610
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$75,820
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$74,760
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$74,760
Outpatient Care Centers
$72,940
Individual and Family Services
$71,500
Social Assistance
$69,850
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$66,490
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$66,090
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$64,610
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$63,830
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$63,380
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$62,520
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$61,390
Other Residential Care Facilities
$60,080
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$58,020
Child Day Care Services
$50,900

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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