Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
35,490 2.9 % $40.01 $83,230 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.36 $29.84 $38.16 $49.06 $59.25
Annual Wage (2) $48,580 $62,070 $79,370 $102,040 $123,230


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) 17,710 0.87 $42.06 $87,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,590 0.15 $30.68 $63,810
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,780 0.58 $42.53 $88,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,570 0.19 $47.80 $99,430
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,720 0.08 $33.30 $69,270

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) 17,710 0.87 $42.06 $87,490
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,780 0.58 $42.53 $88,460
Educational Support Services 860 0.49 $43.32 $90,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,570 0.19 $47.80 $99,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,590 0.15 $30.68 $63,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 150 0.01 $50.36 $104,740
Rail Transportation 60 0.03 $49.33 $102,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 260 0.02 $48.01 $99,870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,570 0.19 $47.80 $99,430
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.03 $46.57 $96,870


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 4,770 1.26 5.05 $51.54 $107,210
California 4,330 0.26 1.04 $35.11 $73,040
District of Columbia 2,980 4.21 16.93 $48.60 $101,080
New York 2,210 0.24 0.96 $39.76 $82,690
Maryland 2,120 0.79 3.19 $45.88 $95,440




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 2,980 4.21 16.93 $48.60 $101,080
Virginia 4,770 1.26 5.05 $51.54 $107,210
Maryland 2,120 0.79 3.19 $45.88 $95,440
Alaska 200 0.61 2.47 $36.21 $75,310
Hawaii 330 0.52 2.09 $43.89 $91,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 4,770 1.26 5.05 $51.54 $107,210
District of Columbia 2,980 4.21 16.93 $48.60 $101,080
Maryland 2,120 0.79 3.19 $45.88 $95,440
Hawaii 330 0.52 2.09 $43.89 $91,300
New Jersey 620 0.15 0.62 $41.59 $86,500



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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 7,310 2.90 11.66 $51.78 $107,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,700 0.25 1.02 $40.30 $83,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.35 1.40 $31.25 $65,000
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,020 0.75 3.01 $42.42 $88,240
Columbus, OH 700 0.68 2.73 $31.23 $64,970
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 640 2.14 8.61 $29.44 $61,230
Dayton, OH 600 1.62 6.52 $41.03 $85,340
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 580 0.57 2.30 $38.34 $79,750
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 470 0.49 1.98 $34.31 $71,370
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 460 0.28 1.12 $34.39 $71,530


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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)
The Villages, FL 90 3.28 13.18 $34.16 $71,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,310 2.90 11.66 $51.78 $107,700
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 640 2.14 8.61 $29.44 $61,230
Dayton, OH 600 1.62 6.52 $41.03 $85,340
Yuba City, CA 50 1.22 4.88 $36.76 $76,470
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.17 4.71 $33.89 $70,490
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 230 1.06 4.25 $41.30 $85,900
Morgantown, WV 70 1.01 4.06 $33.09 $68,840
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 40 0.82 3.28 $32.57 $67,750
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,020 0.75 3.01 $42.42 $88,240


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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 40 0.20 0.82 $58.55 $121,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,310 2.90 11.66 $51.78 $107,700
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 100 0.29 1.18 $51.25 $106,600
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $50.98 $106,040
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 360 0.61 2.44 $46.63 $96,980
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $46.56 $96,850
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 30 0.27 1.08 $45.12 $93,850
Urban Honolulu, HI 310 0.68 2.74 $44.53 $92,610
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.19 $44.02 $91,560
Austin-Round Rock, TX 260 0.26 1.05 $43.70 $90,900

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.87 3.51 $42.69 $88,800
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.78 $32.42 $67,430
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.42 $33.26 $69,180
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.13 $34.02 $70,760
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 0.86 $22.55 $46,900

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 70 0.87 3.51 $42.69 $88,800
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 2.50 $29.83 $62,050
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.78 $32.42 $67,430
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 1.68 $32.61 $67,830
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 1.63 $34.07 $70,870

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 70 0.87 3.51 $42.69 $88,800
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.42 $35.37 $73,560
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.04 $34.43 $71,620
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 1.63 $34.07 $70,870
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.13 $34.02 $70,760


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018