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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,450|
|25th Percentile Wage||$40,810|
|50th Percentile Wage||$59,230|
|75th Percentile Wage||$77,830|
|90th Percentile Wage||$96,420|
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 $96,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $33,450.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of social scientists and related workers in 14 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 physicians industry with an annual salary $80,800. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - privately owned industry (annual salary $36,340). 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 Physicians|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .