Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
31,520 2.4 % $37.82 $78,670 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.42 $28.37 $36.14 $45.65 $55.65
Annual Wage (2) $44,560 $59,000 $75,160 $94,960 $115,750


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) 16,070 0.78 $40.00 $83,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,550 0.72 $38.93 $80,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,760 0.10 $28.97 $60,260
State Government (OES Designation) 2,020 0.09 $30.06 $62,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,560 0.15 $43.75 $91,010

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) 16,070 0.78 $40.00 $83,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,550 0.72 $38.93 $80,970
Educational Support Services 370 0.26 $43.53 $90,540
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,560 0.15 $43.75 $91,010
Social Advocacy Organizations 230 0.12 $31.72 $65,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,560 0.15 $43.75 $91,010
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 130 0.03 $43.60 $90,690
Educational Support Services 370 0.26 $43.53 $90,540
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 570 0.04 $41.75 $86,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,070 0.78 $40.00 $83,200


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 3,610 1.02 4.13 $48.46 $100,800
California 3,420 0.24 0.99 $39.13 $81,390
District of Columbia 2,960 4.59 18.67 $42.55 $88,510
Texas 2,280 0.22 0.90 $32.32 $67,220
New York 2,060 0.25 1.00 $38.01 $79,050




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 2,960 4.59 18.67 $42.55 $88,510
Virginia 3,610 1.02 4.13 $48.46 $100,800
Maryland 1,880 0.76 3.08 $43.36 $90,180
West Virginia 480 0.68 2.77 $22.54 $46,880
Hawaii 320 0.56 2.27 $43.93 $91,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,610 1.02 4.13 $48.46 $100,800
Hawaii 320 0.56 2.27 $43.93 $91,380
Maryland 1,880 0.76 3.08 $43.36 $90,180
District of Columbia 2,960 4.59 18.67 $42.55 $88,510
New Jersey 320 0.08 0.34 $40.84 $84,940





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 6,250 2.71 11.01 $46.70 $97,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.27 1.08 $36.97 $76,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 630 0.37 1.52 $39.89 $82,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 560 0.16 0.64 $35.12 $73,060
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 530 0.95 3.86 $34.13 $70,990
Baltimore-Towson, MD 520 0.42 1.70 $45.52 $94,680
Columbus, OH 520 0.58 2.38 $29.49 $61,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.54 2.20 $42.76 $88,950
Kansas City, MO-KS 470 0.49 1.98 $41.55 $86,430
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 440 0.52 2.13 $39.61 $82,380




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,250 2.71 11.01 $46.70 $97,130
Fayetteville, NC 290 2.31 9.41 $39.48 $82,110
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 120 1.63 6.63 $34.42 $71,580
Boulder, CO 210 1.34 5.47 $37.05 $77,070
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.27 5.16 $28.27 $58,800
Olympia, WA 110 1.14 4.63 $34.53 $71,830
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 530 0.95 3.86 $34.13 $70,990
Merced, CA 50 0.88 3.59 $35.94 $74,750
Iowa City, IA 70 0.88 3.60 $38.12 $79,290
Morgantown, WV 50 0.82 3.35 $30.03 $62,450




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 Metropolitan Division 6,250 2.71 11.01 $46.70 $97,130
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $46.68 $97,090
Baltimore-Towson, MD 520 0.42 1.70 $45.52 $94,680
Honolulu, HI 310 0.72 2.95 $44.38 $92,310
New Haven, CT 70 0.26 1.07 $44.26 $92,070
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 120 0.57 2.34 $43.66 $90,800
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.22 $43.14 $89,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.54 2.20 $42.76 $88,950
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.16 $42.53 $88,460
Kansas City, MO-KS 470 0.49 1.98 $41.55 $86,430

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.10 4.50 $24.22 $50,380
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 130 2.07 8.42 $42.06 $87,480
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 2.66 $21.11 $43,910
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 2.30 $32.42 $67,440
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.48 $31.19 $64,870

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)
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 130 2.07 8.42 $42.06 $87,480
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.10 4.50 $24.22 $50,380
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 2.66 $21.11 $43,910
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 2.41 $45.99 $95,650
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 2.30 $32.42 $67,440

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 60 0.59 2.41 $45.99 $95,650
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 130 2.07 8.42 $42.06 $87,480
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 2.30 $32.42 $67,440
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 1.24 $32.25 $67,080
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.48 $31.19 $64,870


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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