Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for social scientists and related workers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social scientists and related workers amongst Wisconsin 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,930
25th Percentile Wage
$58,750
50th Percentile Wage
$67,460
75th Percentile Wage
$78,430
90th Percentile Wage
$96,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,930.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.68
25th Percentile Wage
$28.25
50th Percentile Wage
$32.43
75th Percentile Wage
$37.71
90th Percentile Wage
$46.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for social scientists and related workers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.23. The median hourly salary is $32.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,4601.68%8.55%
201566,3300.98%-
201465,6803.94%-
201363,0902.22%-
201261,690--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $64,670 to $76,130. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $76,130. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $75,490). The lowest paying area is Madison with a median annual salary of $64,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$76,130
Lake County-Kenosha County
$75,490
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$71,990
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$65,720
Madison
$64,670


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