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
$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.

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
$59,230
7.68% 7.70%
2016
$54,680
-7.79% -
2015
$58,940
0.07% -
2014
$58,900
4.86% -
2013
$56,040
2.44% -
2012
$54,670
- -

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 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
$80,800
Individual and Family Services
$73,410
Social Assistance
$72,520
Outpatient Care Centers
$61,320
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$56,950
Hospitals - State government owned
$55,310
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$48,820
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$48,650
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$41,820
Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$38,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$37,850
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$37,110
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$36,340

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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