Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
35,530 2.9 % $41.22 $85,750 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.33 $30.81 $39.11 $49.94 $60.60
Annual Wage (2) $50,610 $64,090 $81,340 $103,880 $126,060


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) 17,480 0.87 $43.35 $90,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,460 0.51 $43.38 $90,220
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.08 $34.06 $70,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,500 0.03 $37.90 $78,830
Educational Support Services 990 0.54 $45.14 $93,890

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) 17,480 0.87 $43.35 $90,170
Educational Support Services 990 0.54 $45.14 $93,890
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,460 0.51 $43.38 $90,220
Social Advocacy Organizations 200 0.09 $38.69 $80,480
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.08 $34.06 $70,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $49.43 $102,820
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $47.72 $99,270
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 (7) $47.25 $98,290
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 140 0.03 $45.98 $95,640
Educational Support Services 990 0.54 $45.14 $93,890


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 4,950 0.29 1.18 $37.96 $78,970
Virginia 4,050 1.06 4.30 $52.93 $110,090
District of Columbia 2,690 3.78 15.38 $49.19 $102,300
New York 2,410 0.26 1.05 $40.84 $84,940
Maryland 2,090 0.78 3.18 $47.56 $98,920




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 2,690 3.78 15.38 $49.19 $102,300
Virginia 4,050 1.06 4.30 $52.93 $110,090
Maryland 2,090 0.78 3.18 $47.56 $98,920
Alaska 170 0.53 2.14 $35.84 $74,550
Hawaii 300 0.47 1.90 $45.40 $94,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 4,050 1.06 4.30 $52.93 $110,090
District of Columbia 2,690 3.78 15.38 $49.19 $102,300
Maryland 2,090 0.78 3.18 $47.56 $98,920
Hawaii 300 0.47 1.90 $45.40 $94,440
Minnesota 460 0.16 0.66 $45.37 $94,380





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 6,740 2.15 8.76 $52.64 $109,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,160 0.35 1.44 $37.16 $77,290
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,950 0.21 0.84 $41.81 $86,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 930 0.39 1.57 $38.51 $80,100
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 920 0.67 2.74 $44.61 $92,800
Columbus, OH 670 0.64 2.61 $34.06 $70,840
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 600 0.79 3.21 $40.86 $85,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 580 0.29 1.19 $36.28 $75,450
Dayton, OH 560 1.48 6.04 $43.14 $89,740
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 550 0.54 2.22 $41.02 $85,320




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)
Charlottesville, VA 330 2.90 11.81 $47.99 $99,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,740 2.15 8.76 $52.64 $109,480
Dayton, OH 560 1.48 6.04 $43.14 $89,740
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 450 1.45 5.90 $32.94 $68,520
Yuba City, CA 60 1.28 5.23 $37.62 $78,240
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 240 1.07 4.38 $42.26 $87,910
Morgantown, WV 60 0.95 3.87 $34.99 $72,790
Eugene, OR 130 0.81 3.28 $40.27 $83,750
Athens-Clarke County, GA 70 0.80 3.24 $32.64 $67,890
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 600 0.79 3.21 $40.86 $85,000




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)
Salinas, CA 30 0.18 0.72 $59.43 $123,600
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 90 0.29 1.18 $53.04 $110,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,740 2.15 8.76 $52.64 $109,480
Charlottesville, VA 330 2.90 11.81 $47.99 $99,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.19 0.78 $47.50 $98,800
Urban Honolulu, HI 290 0.63 2.55 $45.67 $94,990
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.11 0.46 $45.16 $93,930
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 920 0.67 2.74 $44.61 $92,800
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.21 0.85 $44.01 $91,540
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.31 1.25 $43.83 $91,170

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.86 $32.65 $67,920
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.75 3.06 $43.06 $89,570
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.41 $32.74 $68,100
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 0.55 $40.23 $83,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 0.99 $36.27 $75,450

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.75 3.06 $43.06 $89,570
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 2.49 $30.95 $64,390
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.86 $32.65 $67,920
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.71 $34.89 $72,580
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 1.69 $33.86 $70,430

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 0.75 3.06 $43.06 $89,570
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 0.55 $40.23 $83,670
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.43 $36.38 $75,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 0.99 $36.27 $75,450
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.92 $35.82 $74,500


About May 2018 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019