Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for social scientists and related workers in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social scientists and related workers among New York 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 New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,740
25th Percentile Wage
$61,800
50th Percentile Wage
$78,970
75th Percentile Wage
$100,110
90th Percentile Wage
$122,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,740.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,970
2.44% -0.63%
2016
$77,040
-2.17% -
2015
$78,710
-1.64% -
2014
$80,000
-1.34% -
2013
$81,070
1.97% -
2012
$79,470
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of New York ranges from $63,780 to $90,000. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $90,000. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $83,920). The lowest paying area is Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$90,000
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$83,920
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$83,650
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$80,560
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$76,270
Syracuse
$72,180
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$67,620
Rochester
$66,240
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,780




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