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Miscellaneous Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of miscellaneous social scientists and related workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of miscellaneous social scientists and related workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of miscellaneous social scientists and related workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The miscellaneous social scientists and related workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Miscellaneous Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,800
25th Percentile Wage
$58,010
50th Percentile Wage
$77,020
75th Percentile Wage
$101,360
90th Percentile Wage
$127,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for miscellaneous social scientists and related workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) miscellaneous social scientists and related workers is $127,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,800. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 196% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of miscellaneous social scientists and related workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,0203.09%2.96%
201574,640-0.96%-
201475,3600.66%-
201374,8600.16%-
201274,740--

Table 2. Miscellaneous Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of miscellaneous social scientists and related workers in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for miscellaneous social scientists and related workers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $96,280. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $49,040).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$96,280
Federal, State, and Local Government
$80,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$78,100
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$75,540
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$73,510
Information
$65,160
Educational Services
$55,760
Health Care and Social Assistance
$54,680
Wholesale Trade
$49,580
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,040


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