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What Do Social Scientists Do?

Social Scientist Example All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.

  • Social Psychologist
  • Social Scientist
  • Psychometrist
  • Ethnologist
  • Mental Tester

What Kind of Social Scientist Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 42,100 jobs for Social Scientists and Related Workers in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.5% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 2,700 new jobs for Social Scientists by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 4,200 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Social Scientists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Social Scientists and Related Workers are Virginia, California, and Florida.

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 Scientist Salary

The salary for Social Scientists and Related Workers ranges between about $50,610 and $126,060 a year. The median salary for this occupation is $81,340.

Salary Ranges for Social Scientists
Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Virginia

$110,090

District of Columbia

$102,300

Maryland

$98,920

Hawaii

$94,440

Minnesota

$94,380

New Hampshire

$91,030

New Jersey

$88,350

Georgia

$86,810

New York

$84,940

Alabama

$84,890

Arizona

$83,830

Kansas

$83,440

Pennsylvania

$83,400

Indiana

$82,010

Colorado

$81,380

Vermont

$81,360

Texas

$80,430

Massachusetts

$80,210

New Mexico

$79,880

Nevada

$79,120

California

$78,970

Florida

$78,510

Illinois

$78,140

Connecticut

$77,930

Washington

$77,850

Ohio

$77,450

Oregon

$76,420

Michigan

$75,380

Maine

$74,750

Alaska

$74,550

Oklahoma

$74,190

South Carolina

$74,050

Wisconsin

$73,870

West Virginia

$73,480

North Carolina

$73,420

Louisiana

$72,880

Arkansas

$71,970

Kentucky

$71,870

Mississippi

$70,590

Montana

$70,380

Missouri

$70,180

South Dakota

$68,980

North Dakota

$68,190

Delaware

$67,990

Wyoming

$67,870

Utah

$67,320

Tennessee

$61,800

Idaho

$57,570

Where Social Scientists Work

Social Scientist Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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