Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
30,660 1.9 % $38.25 $79,560 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.53 $28.90 $36.80 $45.95 $55.64
Annual Wage (2) $46,850 $60,110 $76,540 $95,580 $115,730


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) 16,200 0.79 $39.82 $82,830
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,720 0.75 $39.76 $82,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,230 0.08 $30.02 $62,450
State Government (OES Designation) 2,100 0.10 $30.32 $63,060
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,610 0.15 $44.08 $91,690

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) 16,200 0.79 $39.82 $82,830
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,720 0.75 $39.76 $82,700
Educational Support Services 400 0.27 $44.93 $93,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,610 0.15 $44.08 $91,690
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 750 0.12 $43.12 $89,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 400 0.27 $44.93 $93,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,610 0.15 $44.08 $91,690
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 750 0.12 $43.12 $89,700
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60 0.02 $42.77 $88,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 70 0.01 $41.48 $86,290


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)
California 3,940 0.28 1.17 $40.35 $83,920
Virginia 3,000 0.83 3.55 $48.96 $101,840
District of Columbia 2,580 3.94 16.74 $43.92 $91,360
New York 2,300 0.27 1.15 $38.38 $79,830
Maryland 2,070 0.82 3.50 $42.04 $87,440




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 2,580 3.94 16.74 $43.92 $91,360
Virginia 3,000 0.83 3.55 $48.96 $101,840
Maryland 2,070 0.82 3.50 $42.04 $87,440
West Virginia 510 0.71 3.03 $22.73 $47,290
Hawaii 330 0.56 2.36 $44.99 $93,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,000 0.83 3.55 $48.96 $101,840
Hawaii 330 0.56 2.36 $44.99 $93,580
District of Columbia 2,580 3.94 16.74 $43.92 $91,360
Maryland 2,070 0.82 3.50 $42.04 $87,440
New Jersey 370 0.10 0.42 $41.78 $86,910





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 5,540 2.36 10.04 $47.31 $98,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.30 1.27 $37.64 $78,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.29 1.24 $45.74 $95,130
Baltimore-Towson, MD 690 0.55 2.34 $46.13 $95,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 0.71 $34.97 $72,740
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 590 0.47 1.98 $35.87 $74,600
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 570 1.02 4.33 $34.13 $70,990
Columbus, OH 560 0.61 2.58 $27.78 $57,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 530 0.31 1.33 $39.40 $81,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.52 2.22 $42.37 $88,130




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 5,540 2.36 10.04 $47.31 $98,400
Fayetteville, NC 240 1.90 8.07 $38.31 $79,690
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 110 1.54 6.55 $33.93 $70,570
Yuba City, CA 50 1.43 6.06 $32.83 $68,280
Elizabethtown, KY 60 1.27 5.39 $35.13 $73,070
Morgantown, WV 80 1.22 5.17 $27.15 $56,480
Dayton, OH 450 1.22 5.20 $38.13 $79,320
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.06 4.51 $30.14 $62,690
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 570 1.02 4.33 $34.13 $70,990
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 360 0.85 3.62 $39.96 $83,120




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.25 1.05 $50.78 $105,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,540 2.36 10.04 $47.31 $98,400
New Haven, CT 90 0.32 1.37 $47.16 $98,100
Baltimore-Towson, MD 690 0.55 2.34 $46.13 $95,950
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 180 0.84 3.58 $45.95 $95,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.29 1.24 $45.74 $95,130
Honolulu, HI 310 0.72 3.06 $45.42 $94,470
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.29 $43.38 $90,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.52 2.22 $42.37 $88,130
Asheville, NC (8) (8) (8) $42.21 $87,790

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)
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 160 2.59 11.02 (8) (8)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.97 4.13 $25.52 $53,080
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 2.72 $21.63 $44,990
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 2.60 $31.78 $66,090
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 1.81 $21.42 $44,550

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 160 2.59 11.02 (8) (8)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.97 4.13 $25.52 $53,080
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 2.72 $21.63 $44,990
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 2.60 $31.78 $66,090
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 2.53 $45.20 $94,020

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 0.60 2.53 $45.20 $94,020
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.46 $33.13 $68,910
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.92 $32.86 $68,340
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.38 $31.84 $66,240
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 2.60 $31.78 $66,090


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013