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Social Scientists in Virginia

Want to work in Virginia as a Social Scientist? Read this first!

16.2% Jobs Projection
$109,900 Median Salary
610 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Social Scientists in Virginia is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Social Scientists Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 4,050 workers employed as Social Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 4,770 Social Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 720 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social Scientists in VA Employment Trend

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

Social Scientists in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Social Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.7%.

Job Projections for Social Scientists: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 610 annual Social Scientists job openings in Virginia, and 6,240 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Social Scientists Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Social Scientists ranged from $69,370 to $154,200 with $109,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.35 to $74.13. The median hourly rate was $52.84.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $51.49 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.35.

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

Social Scientists Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,740 $109,890
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 600 $84,220
Charlottesville, VA 330 $101,780
Richmond, VA 120 $78,630

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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Occupation VA Employment Total
Political Scientists 1,030
Historians 150
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