Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
31,360 2.0 % $38.68 $80,450 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.81 $28.75 $36.91 $46.66 $55.80
Annual Wage (2) $47,450 $59,790 $76,770 $97,050 $116,060


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) 16,880 0.84 $39.45 $82,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,050 0.64 $43.17 $89,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,200 0.11 $29.39 $61,130
State Government (OES Designation) 1,900 0.09 $30.57 $63,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,840 0.16 $49.52 $102,990

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) 16,880 0.84 $39.45 $82,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,050 0.64 $43.17 $89,790
Educational Support Services 290 0.19 $44.13 $91,800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,840 0.16 $49.52 $102,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,200 0.11 $29.39 $61,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 50 0.01 $50.12 $104,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,840 0.16 $49.52 $102,990
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 640 0.10 $44.42 $92,380
Educational Support Services 290 0.19 $44.13 $91,800
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 220 0.01 $43.77 $91,030


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)
California 3,760 0.26 1.08 $41.16 $85,620
Virginia 3,190 0.88 3.71 $49.83 $103,640
District of Columbia 2,740 4.12 17.43 $47.55 $98,910
Maryland 2,090 0.83 3.49 $42.13 $87,620
New York 2,070 0.24 1.01 $39.72 $82,610




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 2,740 4.12 17.43 $47.55 $98,910
Virginia 3,190 0.88 3.71 $49.83 $103,640
Maryland 2,090 0.83 3.49 $42.13 $87,620
West Virginia 530 0.74 3.14 $22.25 $46,270
Alaska 180 0.56 2.38 $33.59 $69,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,190 0.88 3.71 $49.83 $103,640
District of Columbia 2,740 4.12 17.43 $47.55 $98,910
Hawaii 330 0.55 2.32 $42.76 $88,950
Maryland 2,090 0.83 3.49 $42.13 $87,620
California 3,760 0.26 1.08 $41.16 $85,620





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 5,820 2.46 10.40 $49.67 $103,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.27 1.16 $40.22 $83,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.31 1.32 $45.92 $95,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 800 0.46 1.95 $38.01 $79,070
Baltimore-Towson, MD 740 0.58 2.46 $45.23 $94,080
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 640 0.50 2.10 $36.35 $75,610
Columbus, OH 530 0.56 2.37 $29.09 $60,500
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 520 0.93 3.92 $34.29 $71,330
Dayton, OH 470 1.26 5.33 $40.16 $83,540
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.44 1.88 $42.49 $88,380




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 5,820 2.46 10.40 $49.67 $103,310
Charleston, WV 260 1.83 7.74 $17.64 $36,690
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 120 1.54 6.51 $33.45 $69,570
Yuba City, CA 50 1.42 6.00 $33.44 $69,550
Dayton, OH 470 1.26 5.33 $40.16 $83,540
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.18 4.97 $31.94 $66,430
Boulder, CO 190 1.16 4.92 $29.49 $61,330
Elizabethtown, KY 50 1.06 4.49 $34.66 $72,100
Morgantown, WV 70 1.03 4.36 $29.56 $61,490
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 410 0.95 4.03 $41.05 $85,390




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $61.18 $127,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,820 2.46 10.40 $49.67 $103,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.31 1.32 $45.92 $95,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 740 0.58 2.46 $45.23 $94,080
New Haven, CT 100 0.35 1.49 $44.90 $93,390
Honolulu, HI 310 0.70 2.97 $43.36 $90,180
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 0.37 $42.98 $89,410
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.08 0.34 $42.98 $89,400
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.27 $42.78 $88,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.44 1.88 $42.49 $88,380

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.93 $27.92 $58,070
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 2.76 $31.83 $66,210
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.86 $23.10 $48,050
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.61 $21.98 $45,710
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 2.57 $44.08 $91,690

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.93 $27.92 $58,070
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 2.76 $31.83 $66,210
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 2.57 $44.08 $91,690
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.86 $23.10 $48,050
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.61 $21.98 $45,710

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 60 0.61 2.57 $44.08 $91,690
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $40.44 $84,110
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.75 $32.70 $68,010
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.96 $32.33 $67,240
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.35 $32.15 $66,870


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014