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
$37,890
25th Percentile Wage
$51,520
50th Percentile Wage
$74,240
75th Percentile Wage
$101,430
90th Percentile Wage
$130,650

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 $130,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $37,890.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,2405.93%12.06%
201569,8402.99%-
201467,7503.41%-
201365,4400.23%-
201265,290--

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 specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $103,110. The lowest paying industry is the residential mental health and substance abuse facilities industry (annual salary $54,520). For detailed social scientist and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$103,110
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$91,310
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$90,290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$86,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$86,380
Hospitals - State government owned
$85,430
Hospitals - Local government owned
$85,070
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$84,040
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,950
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,950
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$83,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$81,340
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$81,190
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$80,880
Offices of Physicians
$80,820
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$80,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$79,450
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$79,000
Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,160
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$75,800
Home Health Care Services
$75,790
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$75,580
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$75,490
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$74,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$71,700
Outpatient Care Centers
$70,980
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$66,680
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$65,950
Individual and Family Services
$65,800
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$65,170
Social Assistance
$64,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,990
Child Day Care Services
$62,940
Other Residential Care Facilities
$60,210
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$59,670
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$58,690
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$58,640
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,520

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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