Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS Industry 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities is part of: NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services.

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SOC Major Groups in in NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities:

NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 68,090 100.00% $20.44 $25.49 $53,030 2.2 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 7,220 10.60% $40.75 $47.79 $99,410 3.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,100 1.62% $64.67 $66.86 $139,060 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,040 3.00% $46.80 $53.67 $111,640 3.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 0.06% $29.08 $33.60 $69,890 7.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 440 0.65% $43.43 $46.76 $97,270 7.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 0.16% $40.19 $50.16 $104,340 12.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 340 0.50% $27.42 $31.66 $65,850 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 670 0.98% $20.12 $26.84 $55,830 10.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 360 0.53% $43.20 $45.67 $95,000 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 440 0.65% $38.07 $40.35 $83,930 4.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 190 0.28% $39.75 $43.68 $90,850 3.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 0.06% $33.43 $35.73 $74,310 8.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 0.21% $43.97 $47.69 $99,200 5.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 0.16% $36.07 $44.64 $92,860 10.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 360 0.53% $42.35 $47.77 $99,370 7.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (6) (6) $37.59 $45.87 $95,400 15.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,750 8.44% $25.47 $29.82 $62,030 5.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 0.22% $22.92 $22.12 $46,000 4.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (6) (6) $20.72 $23.11 $48,080 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (6) (6) $24.61 $25.25 $52,520 8.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 0.09% $24.54 $25.40 $52,830 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 640 0.94% $18.16 $22.61 $47,020 11.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,590 2.34% $34.32 $39.13 $81,390 7.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 270 0.40% $22.31 $28.25 $58,750 10.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 750 1.10% $24.90 $27.10 $56,360 4.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (6) (6) $24.62 $24.38 $50,700 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (6) (6) $22.54 $25.45 $52,930 7.3 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 6,510 9.56% $28.27 $30.16 $62,740 2.0 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 430 0.63% $41.13 $41.80 $86,950 7.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 460 0.68% $31.51 $31.39 $65,290 3.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,100 1.62% $35.88 $34.83 $72,450 4.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 190 0.28% $34.30 $35.54 $73,930 6.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 810 1.19% $20.32 $20.65 $42,950 3.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 820 1.20% $26.26 $27.49 $57,180 4.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 290 0.43% $25.51 $27.54 $57,280 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 380 0.56% $29.40 $30.13 $62,670 2.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 300 0.44% $26.09 $27.04 $56,240 1.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 360 0.53% $29.01 $30.13 $62,670 4.6 %
15-2041 Statisticians 620 0.91% $24.71 $27.17 $56,510 5.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,310 1.92% $27.71 $29.17 $60,680 3.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 130 0.19% $41.33 $44.01 $91,540 4.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 0.06% $25.79 $27.85 $57,920 8.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 15,580 22.88% $22.03 $26.46 $55,040 4.1 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 200 0.29% $21.11 $24.39 $50,730 16.3 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 300 0.44% $23.80 $26.61 $55,350 6.6 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (6) (6) $15.88 $16.64 $34,600 7.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 430 0.63% $31.94 $31.74 $66,030 5.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 230 0.34% $25.83 $28.97 $60,260 5.1 %
19-3011 Economists 970 1.42% $51.75 $58.87 $122,450 11.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,480 2.17% $21.41 $23.66 $49,220 6.3 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 1,040 1.53% $17.20 $19.29 $40,110 9.8 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 400 0.59% $32.61 $37.26 $77,490 2.9 %
19-3041 Sociologists (6) (6) $33.27 $34.04 $70,800 2.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (6) (6) $20.53 $23.51 $48,900 8.2 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 960 1.41% $16.57 $19.08 $39,690 7.9 %
19-3093 Historians 240 0.35% $17.30 $17.83 $37,090 6.9 %
19-3094 Political Scientists (6) (6) $22.85 $26.82 $55,790 13.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 220 0.32% $16.23 $16.75 $34,850 4.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 0.07% $12.49 $13.92 $28,950 8.7 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,230 1.81% $18.96 $20.68 $43,020 8.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (6) (6) $19.46 $18.76 $39,020 7.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 0.19% $16.91 $18.09 $37,630 5.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators (6) (6) $29.40 $29.43 $61,210 4.1 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 280 0.41% $23.15 $37.40 $77,790 8.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 0.26% $35.28 $46.01 $95,710 12.6 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4,730 6.95% $21.72 $30.02 $62,440 13.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) (6) $13.38 $14.71 $30,590 8.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 0.06% $16.88 $26.05 $54,190 13.0 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians (6) (6) $18.72 $18.12 $37,690 5.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 0.16% $18.82 $20.58 $42,800 4.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 1,510 2.22% $23.80 $26.64 $55,420 3.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,260 3.32% $20.47 $21.59 $44,920 3.9 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 40 0.06% $22.51 $23.86 $49,630 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 250 0.37% $20.98 $22.25 $46,280 3.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 840 1.23% $19.90 $20.70 $43,050 3.9 %
27-3041 Editors 490 0.72% $19.36 $20.61 $42,870 8.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 150 0.22% $22.99 $24.46 $50,870 3.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 250 0.37% $21.20 $23.75 $49,390 6.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 490 0.72% $23.40 $23.25 $48,360 3.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 170 0.25% $14.42 $15.09 $31,390 8.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (6) (6) $16.32 $16.14 $33,580 7.2 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 120 0.18% $11.39 $14.07 $29,260 6.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 70 0.10% $11.42 $12.72 $26,450 11.3 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 160 0.23% $10.18 $10.96 $22,790 4.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 40 0.06% $9.95 $10.12 $21,050 7.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) (6) $7.99 $8.86 $18,420 5.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 330 0.48% $10.68 $12.12 $25,210 3.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 30 0.04% $18.29 $16.99 $35,350 7.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 190 0.28% $10.36 $11.23 $23,350 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 70 0.10% $14.56 $13.79 $28,680 14.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 620 0.91% $7.14 $8.58 $17,850 5.6 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (6) (6) $10.58 $11.24 $23,370 20.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,730 2.54% $8.65 $16.16 $33,620 10.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 0.06% $31.93 $46.30 $96,300 25.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers (6) (6) $12.85 $12.59 $26,180 6.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60 0.09% $20.11 $22.37 $46,520 16.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (6) (6) $24.40 $24.71 $51,400 7.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 890 1.31% $7.52 $8.34 $17,350 5.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 18,740 27.52% $13.46 $14.65 $30,470 2.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,290 1.89% $23.18 $24.76 $51,510 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 0.12% $12.74 $12.99 $27,010 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 0.15% $15.96 $16.55 $34,410 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 50 0.07% $15.91 $15.29 $31,810 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 740 1.09% $15.94 $16.01 $33,310 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 0.16% $17.10 $16.74 $34,830 3.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 250 0.37% $14.38 $15.73 $32,720 4.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 0.09% $10.74 $11.77 $24,490 3.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 5,010 7.36% $8.77 $9.52 $19,800 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 0.06% $14.98 $14.50 $30,160 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 0.21% $16.49 $16.89 $35,130 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 520 0.76% $11.73 $11.88 $24,700 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 0.07% $20.50 $21.29 $44,290 4.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,530 5.18% $18.15 $19.22 $39,970 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,990 2.92% $14.47 $15.24 $31,700 3.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 0.15% $17.73 $20.11 $41,840 5.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 410 0.60% $11.21 $11.87 $24,700 3.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 260 0.38% $16.72 $17.25 $35,880 3.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 150 0.22% $11.26 $11.65 $24,240 3.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,660 3.91% $12.15 $12.64 $26,290 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 0.10% $12.99 $13.76 $28,620 4.4 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 160 0.23% $12.66 $14.35 $29,840 6.8 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 100 0.15% $16.62 $17.99 $37,420 12.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 290 0.43% $17.33 $18.99 $39,510 4.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 40 0.06% $17.89 $23.09 $48,030 4.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 0.06% $20.27 $20.66 $42,980 6.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 130 0.19% $15.67 $16.27 $33,830 4.5 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 360 0.53% $19.35 $19.48 $40,520 5.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 30 0.04% $23.64 $24.19 $50,320 5.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations (6) (6) $12.89 $14.08 $29,300 7.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 40 0.06% $10.61 $10.86 $22,590 11.1 %

About May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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