May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS Industry 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS Industry 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities is part of: NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services.

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NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 58,680 100.00% $25.01 $31.18 $64,850 2.2 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,840 8.25% $56.33 $63.27 $131,600 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 610 1.04% (5) $94.67 $196,910 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,810 3.08% $57.03 $63.65 $132,380 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 0.29% $45.70 $51.31 $106,730 5.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 0.22% $61.64 $70.92 $147,510 18.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 0.19% $44.25 $44.88 $93,350 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 230 0.39% $46.41 $49.20 $102,340 6.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 240 0.41% $57.28 $59.36 $123,460 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 0.53% $49.38 $54.86 $114,100 3.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 0.05% $51.18 $54.60 $113,560 12.1 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 0.07% $51.03 $51.98 $108,130 8.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 0.14% $67.05 $64.17 $133,480 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 420 0.72% $55.85 $65.88 $137,020 5.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 0.27% $30.86 $37.70 $78,420 9.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 410 0.70% $48.05 $50.46 $104,960 4.0 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,530 7.72% $30.59 $34.27 $71,290 1.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 0.31% $31.53 $31.76 $66,070 4.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 0.09% $39.43 $41.42 $86,140 5.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 0.19% $30.62 $34.83 $72,440 11.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 120 0.20% $31.07 $30.83 $64,130 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 340 0.58% $29.29 $31.97 $66,490 7.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 0.19% $29.40 $30.05 $62,510 2.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,010 1.72% $37.95 $44.51 $92,590 5.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 120 0.20% $22.44 $24.07 $50,060 3.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,320 2.25% $26.07 $29.67 $61,710 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 750 1.28% $31.91 $33.40 $69,470 2.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 0.12% $39.49 $38.45 $79,980 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 290 0.49% $28.03 $31.65 $65,830 5.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 0.05% $27.71 $29.93 $62,250 7.4 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,360 7.43% $36.48 $37.70 $78,420 2.3 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 150 0.26% $34.16 $40.36 $83,940 9.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 900 1.53% $35.33 $37.27 $77,530 5.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 210 0.36% $39.10 $41.17 $85,640 3.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 440 0.75% $46.59 $47.79 $99,410 2.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 440 0.75% $21.76 $22.68 $47,170 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 510 0.87% $42.91 $43.52 $90,520 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 180 0.31% $31.61 $33.64 $69,960 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 390 0.66% $37.17 $37.26 $77,500 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 250 0.43% $34.18 $35.40 $73,640 3.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 0.10% $19.72 $23.32 $48,500 7.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 440 0.75% $33.47 $36.59 $76,120 7.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians 330 0.56% $40.49 $43.39 $90,260 4.8 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,750 2.98% $32.13 $36.08 $75,040 2.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 470 0.80% $46.87 $48.42 $100,710 5.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 330 0.56% $41.56 $42.13 $87,620 5.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) (8) $24.40 $28.69 $59,680 14.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 500 0.85% $26.99 $27.62 $57,460 3.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 0.09% $20.01 $20.69 $43,040 12.1 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 20,940 35.69% $26.60 $32.19 $66,950 4.3 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 140 0.24% $15.15 $20.93 $43,540 3.2 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists 30 0.05% $38.10 $38.69 $80,470 4.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 610 1.04% $36.36 $38.18 $79,420 5.7 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $41.83 $42.67 $88,760 10.9 %
19-2012 Physicists (8) (8) $70.99 $71.30 $148,300 10.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 400 0.68% $32.16 $38.35 $79,770 9.0 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $31.10 $41.84 $87,030 14.6 %
19-3011 Economists 740 1.26% $57.11 $63.71 $132,510 7.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,040 1.77% $27.55 $30.18 $62,770 3.3 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 2,210 3.77% $31.67 $32.37 $67,320 8.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 300 0.51% $25.17 $29.62 $61,610 13.1 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 150 0.26% $33.36 $40.64 $84,530 10.1 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 180 0.31% $42.33 $43.89 $91,290 7.5 %
19-3041 Sociologists 1,730 2.95% $34.91 $37.90 $78,830 3.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 210 0.36% $29.00 $29.94 $62,270 8.2 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,810 3.08% $22.79 $25.42 $52,880 2.8 %
19-3093 Historians 350 0.60% $20.42 $22.29 $46,360 4.9 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 340 0.58% $37.61 $39.18 $81,500 7.0 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 3,430 5.85% $30.98 $35.00 $72,790 4.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 300 0.51% (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 4,830 8.23% $17.80 $18.91 $39,320 1.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 810 1.38% $16.57 $20.13 $41,880 6.0 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,650 2.81% $20.11 $21.61 $44,940 3.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 100 0.17% $22.84 $23.81 $49,510 5.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 0.34% $19.41 $21.43 $44,580 3.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 0.09% $18.09 $18.87 $39,250 9.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 310 0.53% $21.12 $23.57 $49,020 4.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 0.05% $15.80 $16.35 $34,010 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 70 0.12% $16.95 $17.22 $35,810 4.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 400 0.68% $18.07 $18.65 $38,790 2.5 %
 
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 200 0.34% $30.58 $37.68 $78,360 14.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 0.20% $47.88 $52.05 $108,260 7.8 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,610 6.15% $23.19 $26.66 $55,450 3.2 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 540 0.92% (4) (4) $68,030 10.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) (8) $27.79 $25.01 $52,030 13.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,420 2.42% (4) (4) $50,470 5.7 %
25-4011 Archivists 80 0.14% $19.85 $22.73 $47,280 8.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 0.19% $27.14 $27.64 $57,500 1.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 690 1.18% $30.22 $30.86 $64,190 2.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) (8) $13.75 $18.90 $39,300 10.5 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,010 3.43% $27.57 $31.81 $66,160 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 290 0.49% $22.65 $24.60 $51,180 3.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 770 1.31% $29.62 $36.84 $76,620 9.9 %
27-3041 Editors 370 0.63% $28.80 $31.45 $65,420 5.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 150 0.26% $24.38 $26.31 $54,720 7.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 300 0.51% $28.80 $31.54 $65,600 3.9 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 90 0.15% $28.04 $32.93 $68,500 9.8 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 60 0.10% $15.15 $16.08 $33,450 7.0 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 100 0.17% $12.15 $13.06 $27,160 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 60 0.10% $13.37 $13.18 $27,420 5.1 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 90 0.15% $9.03 $10.06 $20,930 6.4 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,240 2.11% $20.04 $25.28 $52,580 11.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 0.09% $30.91 $35.27 $73,360 11.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 530 0.90% $28.03 $34.74 $72,260 11.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 270 0.46% $21.01 $20.55 $42,740 6.7 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12,870 21.93% $16.12 $17.46 $36,320 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 660 1.12% $26.82 $27.59 $57,380 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 0.07% $18.35 $17.28 $35,940 13.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 640 1.09% $18.91 $19.21 $39,960 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 0.09% $20.63 $21.53 $44,780 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 240 0.41% $15.24 $16.61 $34,550 6.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2,960 5.04% $12.92 $13.20 $27,450 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 0.19% $21.46 $22.18 $46,140 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 0.68% $14.69 $15.21 $31,650 3.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 690 1.18% $13.69 $13.81 $28,720 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 0.14% $21.20 $22.68 $47,180 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 90 0.15% $18.91 $18.68 $38,860 6.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,240 3.82% $21.99 $23.16 $48,180 1.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,510 2.57% $17.73 $18.21 $37,870 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 0.10% $16.89 $18.49 $38,460 9.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 230 0.39% $14.93 $16.08 $33,440 4.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 0.07% $26.98 $25.90 $53,870 7.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 0.07% $22.15 $23.88 $49,660 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 0.12% $15.04 $14.90 $30,980 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,240 3.82% $13.24 $14.06 $29,240 2.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 110 0.19% $18.55 $19.03 $39,580 5.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 200 0.34% $20.87 $21.00 $43,670 3.7 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 180 0.31% $18.56 $19.62 $40,800 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 140 0.24% $17.52 $18.45 $38,380 5.6 %
 
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 90 0.15% $19.02 $19.35 $40,250 18.3 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 50 0.09% $18.67 $18.31 $38,080 4.9 %

About May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010