May 2010 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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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities:


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 57,020 100.00% $25.71 $32.15 $66,880 2.4 %
 
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 4,750 8.33% $58.00 $65.35 $135,920 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 610 1.07% (5) $91.32 $189,950 5.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,810 3.17% $58.43 $65.73 $136,710 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 150 0.26% $52.55 $57.78 $120,180 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 0.18% $62.44 $72.77 $151,360 19.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 90 0.16% $46.71 $48.04 $99,930 6.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 0.51% $47.68 $48.46 $100,800 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 270 0.47% $60.68 $62.02 $129,000 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 0.51% $50.38 $57.15 $118,870 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 0.05% $52.80 $53.17 $110,600 2.9 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 50 0.09% $51.52 $56.89 $118,330 7.8 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 90 0.16% $75.79 $76.34 $158,790 7.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 30 0.05% (5) $85.12 $177,050 20.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 310 0.54% $64.45 $73.70 $153,300 5.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 170 0.30% $31.30 $35.64 $74,120 6.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 370 0.65% $52.07 $55.25 $114,920 4.2 %
 
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,420 9.51% $32.65 $36.80 $76,540 2.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 0.25% $34.60 $34.18 $71,090 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 70 0.12% $34.78 $35.74 $74,340 5.0 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 120 0.21% $30.38 $30.67 $63,800 2.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) (8) $43.49 $43.39 $90,250 5.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,460 2.56% $40.34 $46.01 $95,700 4.8 %
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 110 0.19% $23.64 $25.85 $53,770 3.2 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 0.19% $32.01 $32.20 $66,980 2.2 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 290 0.51% $33.89 $33.15 $68,940 3.7 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 770 1.35% $28.11 $31.44 $65,400 4.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 1,230 2.16% $28.54 $33.22 $69,100 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 650 1.14% $33.10 $35.03 $72,850 2.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.07% $30.52 $30.09 $62,580 3.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 240 0.42% $31.60 $34.20 $71,130 4.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 0.05% $26.73 $28.34 $58,940 4.8 %
 
Computer and Mathematical 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 Occupations 4,350 7.63% $37.35 $38.51 $80,110 2.1 %
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 130 0.23% $33.97 $48.06 $99,960 14.2 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 390 0.68% $43.45 $43.43 $90,330 3.6 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 840 1.47% $35.32 $35.83 $74,530 4.6 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 280 0.49% $42.34 $43.73 $90,950 2.5 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 520 0.91% $45.74 $46.24 $96,180 3.2 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 190 0.33% $30.74 $33.12 $68,880 3.5 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 350 0.61% $39.14 $38.97 $81,050 2.2 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 490 0.86% $24.37 $25.04 $52,090 1.9 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 290 0.51% $34.49 $35.72 $74,300 2.7 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 70 0.12% $23.81 $26.52 $55,150 16.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 380 0.67% $41.28 $42.32 $88,020 5.6 %
15-2041 Statisticians 380 0.67% $39.60 $43.29 $90,040 4.6 %
 
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,100 3.68% $34.81 $37.79 $78,600 2.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) (8) $46.43 $47.89 $99,610 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 520 0.91% $45.07 $45.75 $95,160 3.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 370 0.65% $41.27 $42.08 $87,520 6.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 550 0.96% $27.32 $27.90 $58,040 2.7 %
 
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 19,050 33.41% $26.50 $32.76 $68,140 4.9 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 140 0.25% $15.32 $20.19 $41,990 5.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 450 0.79% $36.62 $37.85 $78,720 5.6 %
19-2012 Physicists (8) (8) $72.42 $72.96 $151,750 12.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 0.05% $37.88 $37.23 $77,440 12.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 550 0.96% $32.16 $36.98 $76,920 7.8 %
19-3011 Economists 700 1.23% $53.06 $58.84 $122,390 8.8 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 1,950 3.42% $32.95 $33.69 $70,070 7.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 250 0.44% $25.38 $31.25 $65,010 12.0 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (8) (8) $33.42 $37.21 $77,390 9.1 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other (8) (8) $46.81 $50.84 $105,740 5.8 %
19-3041 Sociologists 1,430 2.51% $35.37 $39.30 $81,740 4.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 140 0.25% $27.86 $28.05 $58,350 9.5 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,660 2.91% $22.15 $24.74 $51,450 2.5 %
19-3093 Historians 250 0.44% $22.12 $23.52 $48,920 5.7 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 350 0.61% $48.94 $52.99 $110,220 10.9 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 3,180 5.58% $32.11 $36.70 $76,340 5.5 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 5,330 9.35% $18.04 $19.39 $40,320 2.5 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 700 1.23% $15.03 $19.37 $40,300 5.4 %
 
Community and Social 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 2,440 4.28% $18.26 $20.16 $41,930 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 120 0.21% $22.68 $23.33 $48,530 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 180 0.32% $21.66 $23.52 $48,930 5.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 0.16% (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 40 0.07% $18.77 $18.77 $39,030 3.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 310 0.54% $21.60 $23.98 $49,870 4.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 460 0.81% $14.31 $14.94 $31,080 4.3 %
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* 800 1.40% $17.71 $19.39 $40,330 2.7 %
 
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 130 0.23% $47.58 $52.54 $109,270 7.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 0.19% $50.75 $59.82 $124,420 6.9 %
 
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 3,060 5.37% $21.98 $26.34 $54,790 3.6 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 1,390 2.44% (4) (4) $53,480 7.2 %
25-4011 Archivists 50 0.09% $18.44 $24.18 $50,300 13.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 0.23% $27.73 $28.25 $58,770 1.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 810 1.42% $28.25 $29.63 $61,630 4.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 140 0.25% $17.32 $20.14 $41,880 9.1 %
 
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 1,700 2.98% $26.89 $29.36 $61,070 2.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 250 0.44% $24.54 $25.89 $53,860 3.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 0.12% $28.03 $28.21 $58,690 5.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 620 1.09% $27.72 $30.21 $62,840 2.6 %
27-3041 Editors 270 0.47% $27.65 $31.55 $65,620 7.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 190 0.33% $22.69 $26.32 $54,750 7.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 200 0.35% $30.50 $32.76 $68,130 4.0 %
 
Healthcare Practitioners 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 Practitioners and Technical Occupations 180 0.32% $26.23 $31.15 $64,790 8.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 100 0.18% $26.54 $29.91 $62,220 10.6 %
 
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 40 0.07% $17.61 $20.82 $43,310 7.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 40 0.07% $16.85 $19.59 $40,740 8.1 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 40 0.07% $16.74 $16.83 $35,010 5.7 %
 
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 80 0.14% $12.57 $13.57 $28,230 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 60 0.11% $13.61 $13.75 $28,590 4.7 %
 
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 80 0.14% $9.09 $10.09 $20,990 4.8 %
 
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 1,250 2.19% $19.04 $25.45 $52,940 14.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 0.07% $30.43 $35.45 $73,730 19.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 490 0.86% $32.59 $38.55 $80,190 7.0 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 240 0.42% $12.98 $18.01 $37,450 7.6 %
 
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 12,010 21.06% $16.98 $18.18 $37,820 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 600 1.05% $27.52 $27.91 $58,050 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 680 1.19% $19.96 $19.93 $41,450 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 0.09% $21.97 $22.08 $45,920 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 220 0.39% $15.25 $16.87 $35,090 6.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2,160 3.79% $12.82 $13.09 $27,240 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 0.18% $22.54 $23.12 $48,100 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 0.51% $16.08 $16.63 $34,600 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 710 1.25% $13.85 $13.97 $29,060 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 0.11% $21.95 $23.61 $49,110 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 110 0.19% $18.51 $18.59 $38,660 5.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,900 3.33% $23.49 $24.60 $51,160 1.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,940 3.40% $18.87 $19.19 $39,910 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 0.05% $26.72 $25.90 $53,880 11.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 0.39% $14.74 $16.14 $33,570 6.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 0.11% $23.95 $23.46 $48,790 10.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 0.07% $15.19 $15.10 $31,410 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,320 4.07% $13.99 $14.59 $30,350 2.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 60 0.11% $16.55 $16.74 $34,820 5.1 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 250 0.44% $20.96 $21.41 $44,540 2.9 %
 
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 120 0.21% $21.36 $21.49 $44,690 4.8 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 90 0.16% $20.46 $20.75 $43,160 6.6 %
 
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 100 0.18% $19.20 $19.87 $41,340 16.5 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 100 0.18% $25.15 $33.62 $69,920 12.0 %

About May 2010 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.




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May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011