Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,810
25th Percentile Wage
$58,060
50th Percentile Wage
$69,860
75th Percentile Wage
$87,150
90th Percentile Wage
$104,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,810.

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
$69,860
5.48% -2.29%
2016
$66,030
-3.26% -
2015
$68,180
2.51% -
2014
$66,470
-4.42% -
2013
$69,410
-2.95% -
2012
$71,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of Washington ranges from $65,210 to $79,630. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $79,630. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Olympia (mean annual salary $78,510). The lowest paying area is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $65,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$79,630
Olympia
$78,510
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$74,460
Tacoma
$71,520
Spokane
$71,220
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$69,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$65,210




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