What is a Social Scientist?
Social Scientist Job Description All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
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Social Scientist Job Outlook
In 2016, there was an estimated number of 42,100 jobs in the United States for Social Scientist. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 2,800 new jobs for Social Scientist by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 4,200 job openings in this field each year.
The states with the most job growth for Social Scientist are Utah, Vermont, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, South Dakota, or South Carolina. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Average Social Scientists Salary
The typical yearly salary for Social Scientists is somewhere between $50,610 and $126,060.
Social Scientists who work in Virginia, Maryland, or District of Columbia, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Social Scientists in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$102,300|
Where Social Scientists Are Employed
The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.
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