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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
33,690 2.2 % $42.16 $87,690 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.39 $31.96 $40.06 $50.64 $60.61
Annual Wage (2) $52,820 $66,480 $83,330 $105,320 $126,070


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) 17,370 0.86 $43.67 $90,840
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,330 0.47 $44.83 $93,240
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,600 0.07 $34.71 $72,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,410 0.03 $39.23 $81,600
Educational Support Services 980 0.50 $47.14 $98,050

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) 17,370 0.86 $43.67 $90,840
Educational Support Services 980 0.50 $47.14 $98,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,330 0.47 $44.83 $93,240
Social Advocacy Organizations 330 0.15 $36.70 $76,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,600 0.07 $34.71 $72,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $57.02 $118,600
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 $50.41 $104,850
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 260 0.04 $50.26 $104,550
Educational Support Services 980 0.50 $47.14 $98,050
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 140 0.03 $46.41 $96,540


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 4,150 0.24 1.04 $40.96 $85,200
Virginia 3,240 0.84 3.65 $52.88 $109,990
District of Columbia 2,630 3.63 15.82 $50.58 $105,200
Maryland 2,310 0.85 3.73 $47.49 $98,790
New York 2,220 0.23 1.01 $43.50 $90,470




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 2,630 3.63 15.82 $50.58 $105,200
Maryland 2,310 0.85 3.73 $47.49 $98,790
Virginia 3,240 0.84 3.65 $52.88 $109,990
Alaska 150 0.47 2.07 $36.72 $76,370
Georgia 2,060 0.46 2.01 $42.25 $87,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,240 0.84 3.65 $52.88 $109,990
District of Columbia 2,630 3.63 15.82 $50.58 $105,200
Maryland 2,310 0.85 3.73 $47.49 $98,790
Hawaii 270 0.42 1.84 $45.39 $94,420
Minnesota 500 0.17 0.76 $44.16 $91,840





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 6,020 1.89 8.26 $53.20 $110,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,830 0.19 0.83 $44.78 $93,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,560 0.25 1.09 $41.91 $87,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,550 0.56 2.46 $43.53 $90,540
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 960 0.70 3.04 $44.02 $91,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 710 0.29 1.24 $43.33 $90,120
Columbus, OH 680 0.64 2.78 $34.63 $72,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 670 0.33 1.45 $42.02 $87,400
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 590 0.78 3.40 $41.43 $86,170
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 590 1.87 8.16 $30.30 $63,010




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 370 3.21 13.99 $46.24 $96,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,020 1.89 8.26 $53.20 $110,660
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 590 1.87 8.16 $30.30 $63,010
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 190 1.73 7.52 $35.40 $73,630
Dayton, OH 560 1.48 6.44 $44.74 $93,050
Yuba City, CA 60 1.38 6.03 $37.27 $77,530
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 250 1.12 4.89 $42.66 $88,720
Morgantown, WV 50 0.84 3.65 $35.21 $73,240
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 100 0.81 3.53 $31.63 $65,800
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 590 0.78 3.40 $41.43 $86,170




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,020 1.89 8.26 $53.20 $110,660
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 100 0.29 1.29 $51.41 $106,930
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 30 0.27 1.17 $49.11 $102,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.21 0.91 $46.30 $96,290
Charlottesville, VA 370 3.21 13.99 $46.24 $96,170
Urban Honolulu, HI 260 0.57 2.47 $45.72 $95,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,830 0.19 0.83 $44.78 $93,150
Dayton, OH 560 1.48 6.44 $44.74 $93,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.24 1.04 $44.71 $93,000
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 60 0.10 0.43 $44.58 $92,720

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 0.45 1.94 $33.02 $68,680
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.14 0.61 $40.65 $84,550
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.27 $33.74 $70,170
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 2.47 $48.97 $101,850
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.05 $23.51 $48,890

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 40 0.57 2.47 $48.97 $101,850
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.24 $31.21 $64,920
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.94 $33.02 $68,680
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.65 $35.44 $73,720
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 1.56 $36.59 $76,110

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 40 0.57 2.47 $48.97 $101,850
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.14 0.61 $40.65 $84,550
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.38 $37.63 $78,270
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 1.56 $36.59 $76,110
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.10 0.44 $36.11 $75,100


About May 2019 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.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020