Social Scientists in Texas
Is Texas a good place for you to work as a Social Scientist?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Social Scientists in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Social Scientists in Texas is growing faster than average.
Social Scientists in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Social Scientists Work in Texas?
In 2018, there were 1,970 Social Scientists working in the state.
There were 2,090 Social Scientists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 280 Social Scientists working in it, which means Texas has more Social Scientists than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Social Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 7.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.7%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 250 annual job openings, and 2,660 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 Texas?
In 2018 wages for Social Scientists ranged from $53,540 to $110,530 with $79,590 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.74 to $53.14. The median hourly rate was $38.27.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $37.01 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $1.26.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas 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|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||550||$85,600|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||340||$81,100|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||260||$89,630|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||160||$74,480|
Top States for Social Scientists Employment
View the list below to see where most Social Scientists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||2,690||$100,190|
Below are the states where Social Scientists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$100,190|
Related Careers in TX
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|Occupation||TX Employment Total|
|Anthropologists and Archeologists||280|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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