Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,890
25th Percentile Wage
$37,780
50th Percentile Wage
$50,840
75th Percentile Wage
$70,680
90th Percentile Wage
$96,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $96,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $28,890.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,840
0.65% -8.42%
2016
$50,510
-12.73% -
2015
$56,940
-3.49% -
2014
$58,930
1.99% -
2013
$57,760
4.57% -
2012
$55,120
- -

Compare Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of social scientists and related workers in four industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries industry with an annual salary $68,600. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $49,890). For detailed social scientist and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$68,600
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$58,600
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$49,890
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$49,890

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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