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
$42,010
25th Percentile Wage
$44,530
50th Percentile Wage
$48,720
75th Percentile Wage
$52,370
90th Percentile Wage
$60,610

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 $60,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social scientists and related workers is $42,010.

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
$48,720
4.15% 0.64%
2016
$46,700
-7.45% -
2015
$50,180
-32.28% -
2014
$66,380
21.69% -
2013
$51,980
6.87% -
2012
$48,410
- -

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 two industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. For detailed social scientist and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$47,780
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$47,780

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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