Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for social scientists and related workers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social scientists and related workers among North Carolina metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,300
25th Percentile Wage
$53,200
50th Percentile Wage
$63,030
75th Percentile Wage
$80,970
90th Percentile Wage
$100,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of social scientists and related workers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2017
$63,030
-0.17% -6.14%
2016
$63,140
-5.12% -
2015
$66,370
-0.80% -
2014
$66,900
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of North Carolina ranges from $57,720 to $87,780. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in North Carolina is Asheville with a median annual salary of $87,780. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Fayetteville (mean annual salary $78,000). The lowest paying area is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $57,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Asheville
$87,780
Fayetteville
$78,000
Raleigh-Cary
$62,140
Durham-Chapel Hill
$57,840
Greensboro-High Point
$57,720




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