May 2005 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 NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities:


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

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 63,350 100.00% $20.81 $25.62 $53,300 1.8 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,390 6.93% $44.55 $49.28 $102,500 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 470 0.74% (5) $70.79 $147,250 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,550 2.45% $50.09 $54.09 $112,500 2.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 0.21% $37.87 $43.48 $90,430 8.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 0.06% $42.30 $47.07 $97,910 10.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 150 0.24% $36.77 $40.56 $84,370 5.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 410 0.65% $29.01 $33.56 $69,800 5.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 280 0.44% $45.57 $46.64 $97,010 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 0.46% $41.76 $45.71 $95,080 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 0.08% $34.55 $36.45 $75,810 8.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 90 0.14% $48.69 $49.01 $101,930 3.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 0.05% $41.52 $42.71 $88,830 8.2 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 0.06% $31.33 $34.41 $71,580 7.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 0.06% $36.49 $46.60 $96,930 16.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 250 0.39% $44.87 $46.93 $97,610 5.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 170 0.27% $30.63 $35.34 $73,510 9.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 320 0.51% $39.10 $42.55 $88,510 4.9 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,240 8.27% $26.54 $30.34 $63,100 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 0.24% $24.39 $24.56 $51,090 4.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 0.14% $24.71 $26.43 $54,970 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 170 0.27% $24.19 $25.37 $52,780 5.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 0.11% $25.68 $28.00 $58,230 4.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 550 0.87% $24.06 $25.41 $52,860 4.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 0.16% $24.85 $26.91 $55,980 4.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,170 1.85% $32.33 $39.04 $81,200 5.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 100 0.16% $20.43 $21.10 $43,880 4.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,770 2.79% $25.67 $28.01 $58,270 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 740 1.17% $25.89 $28.47 $59,210 3.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.06% $26.55 $26.76 $55,660 3.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 0.14% $29.95 $29.72 $61,820 5.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $61.00 $50.14 $104,300 11.1 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5,180 8.18% $27.62 $29.47 $61,290 2.1 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 450 0.71% $41.06 $40.65 $84,540 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 450 0.71% $27.71 $30.41 $63,250 4.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 200 0.32% $35.88 $35.68 $74,210 1.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 0.13% $37.31 $36.87 $76,690 6.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,120 1.77% $20.67 $20.93 $43,530 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 600 0.95% $31.89 $32.49 $67,580 3.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 210 0.33% $25.57 $27.80 $57,830 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 290 0.46% $28.81 $30.19 $62,800 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 360 0.57% $27.84 $27.97 $58,170 2.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 740 1.17% $30.57 $30.67 $63,800 6.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 260 0.41% $26.15 $30.53 $63,500 8.6 %
15-2041 Statisticians 390 0.62% $27.37 $29.46 $61,270 4.9 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,120 1.77% $30.50 $31.12 $64,730 2.5 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers (8) (8) $46.73 $45.52 $94,680 6.7 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 17,990 28.40% $22.26 $26.89 $55,930 3.3 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 60 0.09% $19.03 $22.05 $45,860 8.6 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 240 0.38% $28.22 $29.99 $62,390 6.1 %
19-2012 Physicists 280 0.44% $39.74 $38.98 $81,080 3.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 150 0.24% $24.17 $25.20 $52,410 5.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 430 0.68% $31.03 $34.29 $71,320 13.1 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 0.06% $22.60 $27.16 $56,490 11.2 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $36.05 $36.59 $76,100 5.4 %
19-3011 Economists 1,300 2.05% $41.14 $48.71 $101,320 7.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,050 1.66% $24.85 $26.83 $55,810 5.4 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 2,130 3.36% $17.36 $19.05 $39,610 12.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 150 0.24% $23.70 $26.69 $55,520 5.6 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 150 0.24% $33.93 $38.08 $79,210 5.4 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 120 0.19% $32.00 $34.28 $71,310 5.4 %
19-3041 Sociologists 970 1.53% $27.68 $32.86 $68,350 4.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 120 0.19% $26.06 $26.40 $54,910 5.9 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,020 1.61% $18.43 $20.91 $43,490 3.9 %
19-3093 Historians 410 0.65% $19.68 $22.10 $45,970 6.4 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 340 0.54% $28.54 $33.85 $70,410 7.3 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 3,570 5.64% $26.16 $30.20 $62,810 7.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 200 0.32% $15.40 $16.04 $33,360 4.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 0.14% $14.83 $17.94 $37,320 7.0 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 2,880 4.55% $16.55 $17.55 $36,510 1.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 0.08% $13.88 $17.22 $35,820 8.4 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 1,320 2.08% $18.75 $21.38 $44,460 6.2 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,720 2.72% $19.03 $21.94 $45,640 6.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 270 0.43% $18.26 $21.49 $44,710 6.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 0.13% $22.08 $21.71 $45,150 6.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) (8) $18.76 $18.09 $37,630 7.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) (8) $16.28 $17.66 $36,740 5.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 370 0.58% $17.24 $22.03 $45,830 12.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 50 0.08% $12.64 $13.00 $27,040 5.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 220 0.35% $19.93 $20.75 $43,160 8.4 %
 
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 530 0.84% $52.33 $54.41 $113,170 12.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) (8) $64.54 $64.24 $133,620 12.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 0.09% $22.25 $24.06 $50,050 7.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 50 0.08% $20.14 $22.76 $47,330 10.0 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,810 9.17% $20.88 $26.10 $54,280 5.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (8) (4) (4) $81,130 12.0 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,930 3.05% (4) (4) $72,750 5.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 0.06% $16.04 $17.82 $37,060 8.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,740 2.75% (4) (4) $27,380 5.9 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators (8) (8) $20.33 $19.74 $41,060 5.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 0.19% $22.32 $23.10 $48,060 3.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 0.06% $15.86 $16.07 $33,420 6.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 880 1.39% $27.64 $29.11 $60,550 2.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 0.17% $10.98 $13.38 $27,830 12.7 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,060 3.25% $22.80 $24.69 $51,360 1.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 250 0.39% $20.97 $22.19 $46,160 2.6 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 50 0.08% $29.24 $29.32 $60,980 4.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 990 1.56% $23.22 $25.15 $52,310 2.6 %
27-3041 Editors 270 0.43% $22.05 $24.49 $50,930 3.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 120 0.19% $24.36 $26.22 $54,540 3.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 170 0.27% $24.18 $26.33 $54,770 4.5 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 230 0.36% $23.62 $27.26 $56,690 5.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 60 0.09% $29.37 $27.96 $58,160 4.5 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 80 0.13% $15.37 $16.18 $33,650 4.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 0.08% $16.57 $18.06 $37,570 3.9 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 140 0.22% $15.04 $17.46 $36,320 5.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 50 0.08% $12.42 $14.31 $29,760 7.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $15.67 $15.07 $31,340 7.1 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 160 0.25% $10.66 $12.19 $25,360 6.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 30 0.05% $11.12 $12.05 $25,070 7.6 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 140 0.22% $10.68 $12.39 $25,780 7.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 70 0.11% $10.18 $11.45 $23,810 6.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30 0.05% $9.48 $9.98 $20,760 4.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 30 0.05% $16.27 $15.82 $32,910 10.2 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 260 0.41% $8.34 $9.69 $20,160 5.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 0.08% $8.88 $10.38 $21,580 10.6 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 910 1.44% $20.18 $24.57 $51,110 9.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers (8) (8) $30.54 $28.65 $59,600 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 30 0.05% $10.44 $11.58 $24,080 6.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 210 0.33% $31.86 $33.21 $69,070 5.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 0.16% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 220 0.35% $16.06 $20.04 $41,680 17.1 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16,680 26.33% $13.97 $15.59 $32,420 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,380 2.18% $24.15 $26.90 $55,960 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 680 1.07% $16.54 $16.91 $35,180 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 0.13% $18.44 $18.33 $38,130 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 350 0.55% $11.13 $13.39 $27,850 12.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 0.06% $10.16 $10.69 $22,240 5.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,940 6.22% $12.19 $12.34 $25,680 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 0.24% $16.51 $17.00 $35,370 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,030 1.63% $11.04 $11.92 $24,790 3.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 0.06% $13.57 $14.70 $30,570 8.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 0.06% $18.65 $18.79 $39,090 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 40 0.06% $13.93 $13.87 $28,840 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,660 4.20% $18.36 $19.53 $40,630 1.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,040 3.22% $14.75 $14.99 $31,180 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 340 0.54% $12.03 $12.29 $25,560 2.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 0.16% $15.87 $16.31 $33,930 4.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 0.06% $12.80 $12.88 $26,790 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,850 4.50% $12.05 $12.92 $26,880 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 0.05% $13.61 $14.70 $30,580 5.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 370 0.58% $12.70 $14.05 $29,220 16.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 0.17% $16.36 $18.51 $38,500 4.3 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 160 0.25% $17.85 $21.13 $43,950 17.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 40 0.06% $26.24 $28.56 $59,410 15.0 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 170 0.27% $23.11 $22.85 $47,520 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 90 0.14% $17.66 $19.80 $41,190 4.4 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 170 0.27% $20.05 $20.28 $42,170 8.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 30 0.05% $26.04 $26.54 $55,210 3.5 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 170 0.27% $10.90 $12.67 $26,350 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 100 0.16% $9.29 $9.66 $20,090 2.6 %

About May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: November 10, 2008