Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,960
25th Percentile Wage
$66,230
50th Percentile Wage
$77,770
75th Percentile Wage
$94,660
90th Percentile Wage
$113,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,960.

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
$77,770
1.17% 4.04%
2016
$76,860
0.95% -
2015
$76,130
1.00% -
2014
$75,370
1.00% -
2013
$74,620
-0.01% -
2012
$74,630
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $70,250 to $104,120. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in Pennsylvania is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $104,120. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $95,820). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$104,120
Newark-Union
$95,820
Philadelphia
$80,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$77,780
Pittsburgh
$73,940
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,250




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