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Social Scientists in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Social Scientist?

2.6% Jobs Projection
$79,460 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Social Scientists Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 550 workers employed as Social Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 590 Social Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Social Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 2.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.7%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 70 annual job openings, and 780 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Social Scientists ranged from $59,800 to $116,220 with $79,460 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.75 to $55.87. The median hourly rate was $38.2.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.39 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.81.

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


Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,950 $86,430
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 $79,460
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 90 $110,610
Pittsburgh, PA 70 $80,290

Top States for Social Scientists Employment

View the list below to see 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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