Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,570
25th Percentile Wage
$60,200
50th Percentile Wage
$76,970
75th Percentile Wage
$94,410
90th Percentile Wage
$109,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,570.

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
$76,970
2.36% 3.05%
2016
$75,150
0.37% -
2015
$74,870
0.99% -
2014
$74,130
-0.65% -
2013
$74,610
-0.01% -
2012
$74,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of Texas ranges from $44,360 to $90,370. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $90,370. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $82,600). The lowest paying area is College Station-Bryan with a median annual salary of $44,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$90,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$82,600
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$82,430
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$81,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$79,310
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$61,850
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,370
College Station-Bryan
$44,360




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