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Social Scientists in Minnesota

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3.4% Jobs Projection
$81,100 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Social Scientists in Minnesota are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Social Scientists in Minnesota is growing slower than average.

  • Social Scientists in Minnesota earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Social Scientists Work in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, there were 460 people working as Social Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 290 Social Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social Scientists in MN Employment Trend

The typical state has 280 Social Scientists working in it, which means Minnesota has more Social Scientists than average.

Social Scientists in MN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Social Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 3.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.7%.

Job Projections for Social Scientists: Nation vs. MN

Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 300 total jobs in 2026 for Social Scientists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,200 annual jobs and 44,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Social Scientists Make in Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Social Scientists ranged from $54,560 to $153,980 with $81,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.23 to $74.03. The median hourly rate was $38.99.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.97.

The median salary in Minnesota is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Social Scientists Earnings: MN vs. National Average

Top Minnesota Metros for Social Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Social Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 $88,650
Fargo, ND-MN 60 $65,310

Top States for Social Scientists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Social Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 4,950 $77,750
Virginia 4,050 $109,900
District of Columbia 2,690 $100,190
New York 2,410 $82,460
Maryland 2,090 $103,440
Georgia 2,060 $83,160
Texas 1,970 $79,590
Ohio 1,660 $75,540
Florida 1,540 $73,820
North Carolina 1,130 $68,150
Washington 760 $73,020
Colorado 740 $76,310
Illinois 650 $76,160
Tennessee 590 $61,230
Pennsylvania 550 $79,460
Arizona 470 $83,740
Minnesota 460 $81,100
New Jersey 460 $84,080
Oregon 450 $73,860
Massachusetts 430 $80,030

Below are the states where Social Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Virginia $109,900
Maryland $103,440
District of Columbia $100,190
Hawaii $96,630
New Jersey $84,080
Arizona $83,740
Georgia $83,160
New York $82,460
Minnesota $81,100
Massachusetts $80,030

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