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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,500
25th Percentile Wage
$59,930
50th Percentile Wage
$78,680
75th Percentile Wage
$103,720
90th Percentile Wage
$129,130

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 $129,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,500. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 190% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of miscellaneous social scientists and related workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,680
2.11% 5.01%
2016
$77,020
3.09% -
2015
$74,640
-0.96% -
2014
$75,360
0.66% -
2013
$74,860
0.16% -
2012
$74,740
- -

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

The average salaries of miscellaneous social scientists and related workers in 13 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 $50,940).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$96,280
Transportation and Warehousing
$84,510
Federal, State, and Local Government
$82,450
Manufacturing
$82,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,270
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$77,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$70,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,140
Information
$65,160
Educational Services
$60,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$59,310
Wholesale Trade
$53,410
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,940



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