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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other

All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other

National estimates for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
34,570 2.1 % $ 43.88 $ 91,280 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 26.22 $ 33.06 $ 41.95 $ 52.89 $ 64.15
Annual Wage (2) $ 54,550 $ 68,760 $ 87,260 $ 110,010 $ 133,440


Industry profile for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 18,110 0.87 $ 45.64 $ 94,940
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,850 0.51 $ 47.20 $ 98,180
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,620 0.07 $ 35.66 $ 74,170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,320 0.02 $ 39.57 $ 82,300
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 880 0.06 $ 46.99 $ 97,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 18,110 0.87 $ 45.64 $ 94,940
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,850 0.51 $ 47.20 $ 98,180
Educational Support Services 570 0.31 $ 49.07 $ 102,070
Social Advocacy Organizations 330 0.15 $ 37.77 $ 78,570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,620 0.07 $ 35.66 $ 74,170

Top paying industries for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $ 53.05 $ 110,330
Educational Support Services 570 0.31 $ 49.07 $ 102,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 (7) $ 48.36 $ 100,580
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,850 0.51 $ 47.20 $ 98,180
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $ 47.13 $ 98,040


Geographic profile for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,980 1.08 4.33 $ 53.58 $ 111,440
California 3,710 0.23 0.91 $ 41.84 $ 87,020
District of Columbia 2,590 3.77 15.18 $ 52.55 $ 109,300
New York 2,480 0.29 1.15 $ 46.03 $ 95,750
Maryland 2,280 0.90 3.64 $ 50.66 $ 105,380




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,590 3.77 15.18 $ 52.55 $ 109,300
Virginia 3,980 1.08 4.33 $ 53.58 $ 111,440
Maryland 2,280 0.90 3.64 $ 50.66 $ 105,380
Alaska 150 0.52 2.08 $ 38.81 $ 80,720
Hawaii 290 0.51 2.04 $ 47.57 $ 98,950




Top paying states for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,980 1.08 4.33 $ 53.58 $ 111,440
District of Columbia 2,590 3.77 15.18 $ 52.55 $ 109,300
Maryland 2,280 0.90 3.64 $ 50.66 $ 105,380
Hawaii 290 0.51 2.04 $ 47.57 $ 98,950
New York 2,480 0.29 1.15 $ 46.03 $ 95,750





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

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 6,040 2.00 8.04 $ 55.50 $ 115,440
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,070 0.23 0.94 $ 45.83 $ 95,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,500 0.26 1.04 $ 41.37 $ 86,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,490 0.57 2.28 $ 44.59 $ 92,740
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 900 0.70 2.80 $ 48.73 $ 101,360
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 750 0.38 1.54 $ 45.51 $ 94,660
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 710 0.98 3.96 $ 43.94 $ 91,400
Dayton, OH 650 1.82 7.31 $ 44.74 $ 93,050
Columbus, OH 630 0.62 2.47 $ 35.75 $ 74,350
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 580 0.25 1.00 $ 47.15 $ 98,070




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlottesville, VA 540 5.03 20.23 $ 42.57 $ 88,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,040 2.00 8.04 $ 55.50 $ 115,440
Dayton, OH 650 1.82 7.31 $ 44.74 $ 93,050
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 550 1.78 7.15 $ 30.45 $ 63,340
Iowa City, IA 140 1.58 6.34 $ 35.42 $ 73,670
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.29 5.18 $ 36.43 $ 75,770
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 270 1.23 4.95 $ 45.78 $ 95,210
Yuba City, CA 50 1.13 4.56 $ 39.15 $ 81,430
Ann Arbor, MI 210 1.01 4.05 $ 37.83 $ 78,680
Morgantown, WV 60 0.99 3.98 $ 37.00 $ 76,960




Top paying metropolitan areas for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

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 6,040 2.00 8.04 $ 55.50 $ 115,440
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 900 0.70 2.80 $ 48.73 $ 101,360
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 50 0.47 1.90 $ 48.71 $ 101,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.23 0.92 $ 47.39 $ 98,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 580 0.25 1.00 $ 47.15 $ 98,070
Trenton, NJ 60 0.28 1.12 $ 46.96 $ 97,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 290 0.10 0.40 $ 46.80 $ 97,340
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 130 0.42 1.69 $ 46.52 $ 96,760
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 30 0.14 0.57 $ 46.26 $ 96,220
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 110 0.06 0.25 $ 46.25 $ 96,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 2.24 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.50 $ 34.40 $ 71,540
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 0.64 $ 40.13 $ 83,470
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.23 $ 25.13 $ 52,270
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.07 $ 39.12 $ 81,360

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.50 $ 34.40 $ 71,540
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 2.24 (8) (8)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.60 $ 37.66 $ 78,330
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.53 $ 37.01 $ 76,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.40 $ 37.71 $ 78,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 0.64 $ 40.13 $ 83,470
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.07 $ 39.12 $ 81,360
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.40 $ 37.71 $ 78,430
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.60 $ 37.66 $ 78,330
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.53 $ 37.01 $ 76,990


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021