Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other

All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
28,420 2.1 % $37.45 $77,890 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.88 $27.61 $35.88 $44.98 $55.64
Annual Wage (2) $43,430 $57,420 $74,620 $93,550 $115,720


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,260 0.75 $39.99 $83,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,140 0.67 $38.22 $79,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,340 0.08 $29.48 $61,310
State Government (OES Designation) 1,780 0.08 $28.66 $59,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.02 $32.45 $67,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,260 0.75 $39.99 $83,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,140 0.67 $38.22 $79,500
Educational Support Services 250 0.19 $39.21 $81,560
Social Advocacy Organizations 250 0.13 $31.67 $65,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,340 0.08 $29.48 $61,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 480 0.08 $45.11 $93,830
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 550 0.04 $42.43 $88,250
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 140 0.05 $40.58 $84,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $40.36 $83,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,260 0.75 $39.99 $83,170


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,560 1.01 4.52 $48.49 $100,850
District of Columbia 2,800 4.38 19.59 $42.28 $87,950
California 2,410 0.17 0.77 $37.14 $77,260
Texas 2,140 0.21 0.95 $32.41 $67,410
New York 1,960 0.24 1.05 $35.38 $73,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,800 4.38 19.59 $42.28 $87,950
Virginia 3,560 1.01 4.52 $48.49 $100,850
Maryland 1,800 0.73 3.27 $41.91 $87,180
West Virginia 470 0.68 3.05 $22.23 $46,230
Hawaii 320 0.56 2.51 $40.15 $83,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,560 1.01 4.52 $48.49 $100,850
District of Columbia 2,800 4.38 19.59 $42.28 $87,950
Utah 140 0.12 0.56 $41.92 $87,190
Maryland 1,800 0.73 3.27 $41.91 $87,180
Kansas 430 0.33 1.49 $40.60 $84,440

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,130 2.68 11.97 $46.39 $96,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.25 1.12 $35.61 $74,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 0.68 $35.26 $73,340
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 510 0.93 4.17 $29.40 $61,160
Baltimore-Towson, MD 470 0.38 1.71 $46.43 $96,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 410 0.31 1.36 $34.63 $72,020
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.50 $34.26 $71,250
Kansas City, MO-KS 390 0.41 1.82 $41.87 $87,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.39 1.75 $38.45 $79,970
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 310 0.25 1.13 $40.31 $83,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,130 2.68 11.97 $46.39 $96,490
Fayetteville, NC 260 2.06 9.20 $39.63 $82,430
Boulder, CO 210 1.41 6.31 $36.77 $76,480
Olympia, WA 110 1.20 5.36 $34.68 $72,140
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.12 5.01 $26.45 $55,010
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 80 1.11 4.95 $35.61 $74,070
Iowa City, IA 80 0.97 4.34 $38.57 $80,230
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 510 0.93 4.17 $29.40 $61,160
Morgantown, WV 50 0.92 4.11 $29.56 $61,480
Elizabethtown, KY 40 0.85 3.81 $30.54 $63,530




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 470 0.38 1.71 $46.43 $96,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,130 2.68 11.97 $46.39 $96,490
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 40 0.17 0.74 $46.32 $96,340
Salt Lake City, UT 120 0.20 0.89 $44.61 $92,780
New Haven, CT 30 0.13 0.59 $44.10 $91,720
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.22 $43.25 $89,950
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.30 $41.95 $87,260
Kansas City, MO-KS 390 0.41 1.82 $41.87 $87,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.19 0.83 $41.21 $85,720
Honolulu, HI 310 0.73 3.28 $40.63 $84,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 130 2.09 9.34 $42.48 $88,360
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 4.24 $24.07 $50,050
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.29 $46.08 $95,840
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 2.25 $31.84 $66,220
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.26 $34.27 $71,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 130 2.09 9.34 $42.48 $88,360
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 4.24 $24.07 $50,050
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.29 $46.08 $95,840
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 2.25 $31.84 $66,220
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.68 $31.48 $65,480

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.29 $46.08 $95,840
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 130 2.09 9.34 $42.48 $88,360
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.26 $34.27 $71,270
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.43 $67,440
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 2.25 $31.84 $66,220


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011