Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
34,160 2.4 % $38.78 $80,650 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.82 $28.70 $36.72 $47.02 $56.77
Annual Wage (2) $45,390 $59,690 $76,380 $97,800 $118,080


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) 17,360 0.87 $40.22 $83,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,170 0.17 $29.58 $61,530
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,800 0.59 $44.30 $92,150
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,080 0.17 $52.24 $108,650
State Government (OES Designation) 1,750 0.08 $30.08 $62,560

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) 17,360 0.87 $40.22 $83,660
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,800 0.59 $44.30 $92,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,170 0.17 $29.58 $61,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,080 0.17 $52.24 $108,650
Social Advocacy Organizations 230 0.11 $39.82 $82,830

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 2,080 0.17 $52.24 $108,650
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 200 0.01 $51.01 $106,100
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,800 0.59 $44.30 $92,150
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $43.40 $90,260
Educational Support Services 140 0.08 $43.01 $89,460


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 4,080 1.11 4.47 $51.43 $106,980
California 3,520 0.23 0.92 $34.35 $71,450
District of Columbia 3,330 4.93 19.89 $48.66 $101,220
New York 2,300 0.26 1.03 $39.53 $82,220
Maryland 2,220 0.86 3.46 $43.52 $90,530




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 3,330 4.93 19.89 $48.66 $101,220
Virginia 4,080 1.11 4.47 $51.43 $106,980
Maryland 2,220 0.86 3.46 $43.52 $90,530
West Virginia 520 0.73 2.96 $22.72 $47,260
Hawaii 360 0.58 2.35 $41.95 $87,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 4,080 1.11 4.47 $51.43 $106,980
District of Columbia 3,330 4.93 19.89 $48.66 $101,220
Connecticut 320 0.20 0.79 $45.22 $94,060
Maryland 2,220 0.86 3.46 $43.52 $90,530
Hawaii 360 0.58 2.35 $41.95 $87,260





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 7,160 2.96 11.96 $51.36 $106,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.28 1.13 $40.41 $84,050
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 990 0.75 3.03 $42.67 $88,750
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 780 0.44 1.78 $37.07 $77,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.16 0.65 $30.59 $63,620
Columbus, OH 650 0.65 2.61 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 620 0.46 1.84 $37.68 $78,380
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 590 2.05 8.27 (8) (8)
Dayton, OH 580 1.57 6.35 $39.45 $82,050
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 510 0.53 2.16 $37.39 $77,770




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 80 3.43 13.86 $33.51 $69,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,160 2.96 11.96 $51.36 $106,830
Charlottesville, VA 310 2.93 11.84 $46.00 $95,680
Charleston, WV 250 2.19 8.86 $17.80 $37,020
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 590 2.05 8.27 (8) (8)
Yuba City, CA 70 1.71 6.91 $34.95 $72,690
Dayton, OH 580 1.57 6.35 $39.45 $82,050
Fairbanks, AK 50 1.25 5.05 $33.96 $70,630
Boulder, CO 210 1.25 5.06 $31.89 $66,340
Morgantown, WV 70 1.16 4.68 $30.37 $63,180




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $53.83 $111,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,160 2.96 11.96 $51.36 $106,830
Portsmouth, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $47.47 $98,730
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 150 0.27 1.08 $46.35 $96,420
Charlottesville, VA 310 2.93 11.84 $46.00 $95,680
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.91 $91,330
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.12 $43.32 $90,110
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 990 0.75 3.03 $42.67 $88,750
Urban Honolulu, HI 340 0.75 3.03 $42.47 $88,340
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.12 $42.06 $87,480

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.21 $25.62 $53,280
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.50 $23.52 $48,920
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.30 $33.22 $69,100
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 2.70 $44.20 $91,930
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.30 1.20 $26.96 $56,080

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 50 0.67 2.70 $44.20 $91,930
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 2.14 $28.41 $59,090
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 1.79 $31.94 $66,430
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.53 $30.44 $63,310
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.50 $23.52 $48,920

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 50 0.67 2.70 $44.20 $91,930
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.43 $38.40 $79,880
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.68 $33.67 $70,030
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.30 $33.22 $69,100
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.07 $32.83 $68,280


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016