Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
36,380 3.6 % $38.87 $80,860 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.84 $28.53 $37.03 $47.66 $57.60
Annual Wage (2) $45,420 $59,340 $77,020 $99,130 $119,800


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) 17,870 0.88 $40.77 $84,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,610 0.19 $28.99 $60,300
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,430 0.51 $42.10 $87,580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,030 0.23 $48.67 $101,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,500 0.03 $33.98 $70,670

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) 17,870 0.88 $40.77 $84,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,430 0.51 $42.10 $87,580
Educational Support Services 640 0.37 $42.80 $89,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,030 0.23 $48.67 $101,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,610 0.19 $28.99 $60,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $55.69 $115,840
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 160 0.01 $54.08 $112,480
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 210 0.01 $51.68 $107,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,030 0.23 $48.67 $101,230
Educational Support Services 640 0.37 $42.80 $89,030


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)
Virginia 4,850 1.29 4.98 $51.23 $106,570
California 4,440 0.28 1.07 $32.56 $67,730
District of Columbia 3,280 4.67 18.04 $47.62 $99,050
New York 2,470 0.27 1.05 $38.63 $80,350
Maryland 2,230 0.85 3.26 $44.68 $92,940




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 3,280 4.67 18.04 $47.62 $99,050
Virginia 4,850 1.29 4.98 $51.23 $106,570
Maryland 2,230 0.85 3.26 $44.68 $92,940
Hawaii 360 0.57 2.19 $42.44 $88,270
Alaska 180 0.55 2.14 $35.94 $74,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 4,850 1.29 4.98 $51.23 $106,570
District of Columbia 3,280 4.67 18.04 $47.62 $99,050
Connecticut 360 0.22 0.84 $45.09 $93,790
Maryland 2,230 0.85 3.26 $44.68 $92,940
Hawaii 360 0.57 2.19 $42.44 $88,270





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 7,840 3.15 12.15 $50.94 $105,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.29 1.13 $39.21 $81,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.31 1.19 $28.04 $58,320
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,010 0.75 2.89 $43.12 $89,690
Columbus, OH 690 0.68 2.61 $33.16 $68,980
Dayton, OH 590 1.60 6.19 $40.03 $83,260
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 560 0.57 2.21 $36.87 $76,700
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 540 0.39 1.50 $38.06 $79,170
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 520 1.78 6.86 $29.10 $60,530
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 470 0.80 3.11 $40.89 $85,050




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 340 3.18 12.27 $46.50 $96,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,840 3.15 12.15 $50.94 $105,940
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 520 1.78 6.86 $29.10 $60,530
Yuba City, CA 70 1.64 6.32 $35.28 $73,390
Dayton, OH 590 1.60 6.19 $40.03 $83,260
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.14 4.40 (8) (8)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 220 1.02 3.94 $39.77 $82,720
Morgantown, WV 60 1.01 3.90 $32.27 $67,120
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 50 0.87 3.37 $32.85 $68,320
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 470 0.80 3.11 $40.89 $85,050




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 0.24 0.92 $58.14 $120,940
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $55.79 $116,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,840 3.15 12.15 $50.94 $105,940
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 90 0.29 1.13 $49.07 $102,070
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 160 0.28 1.07 $48.09 $100,040
Charlottesville, VA 340 3.18 12.27 $46.50 $96,720
Eugene, OR 60 0.38 1.48 $45.19 $93,990
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.14 $93,890
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.16 $44.84 $93,270
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,010 0.75 2.89 $43.12 $89,690

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 0.91 3.51 $42.31 $88,010
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.39 $32.50 $67,600
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 0.85 $21.82 $45,390
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.32 1.23 $27.78 $57,780
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.99 $30.78 $64,020

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 0.91 3.51 $42.31 $88,010
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 2.28 $28.86 $60,030
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 1.71 $32.73 $68,070
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 1.64 $31.80 $66,150
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 1.58 $31.57 $65,670

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 0.91 3.51 $42.31 $88,010
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.10 0.37 $36.59 $76,100
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.96 $33.64 $69,980
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 1.71 $32.73 $68,070
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.39 $32.50 $67,600


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017