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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $91,152.73* *Based on the 2020 average.
9,268 EMPLOYEES
$823.56M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 36th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 9,268 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $73,255.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 2,658 $73,255.30
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,849 $78,998.25
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,208 $90,932.57
Administration for Children and Families 759 $113,178.24
Office of the Director 390 $106,427.21
Forest Service 247 $92,683.35
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 227 $105,588.33
Pretrial Services Agency 205 $108,241.82
Federal Bureau of Investigation 204 $127,016.05
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 155 $123,696.63
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 99 $94,980.24
Indian Health Service 98 $78,909.90
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 92 $107,699.27
Food and Drug Administration 77 $127,054.60
U.S. Coast Guard 76 $97,855.45
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 65 $118,398.80
National Science Foundation 63 $167,754.38
Administration for Community Living 61 $137,699.69
Environmental Protection Agency 54 $103,215.55
National Institutes of Health 50 $128,415.30
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 38 $125,055.08
Offices, Boards and Divisions 36 $128,779.83
Office of Secretary of Transportation 33 $100,608.55
Social Security Administration 29 $133,055.24
Internal Revenue Service 29 $102,152.41
Food and Nutrition Service 27 $117,345.11
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 27 $120,701.26
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 26 $134,059.15
U.S. Agency for International Development 25 $126,992.92
National Park Service 22 $92,958.64
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 20 $106,957.85
Health Resources and Services Administration 17 $130,421.24
Community Relations Service 17 $129,626.88
Office of Justice Programs 17 $139,612.71
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $152,217.31
U.S. Secret Service 16 $118,279.31
International-American Foundation 16 $127,218.06
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $129,227.47
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 13 $152,040.38
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 13 $132,553.77
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 13 $105,552.31
Department of State 13 $127,254.62
Bureau of the Census 11 $104,986.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 10 $158,883.80
Geological Survey 9 $109,819.22
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 9 $144,370.89
Rural Housing Service 8 $107,901.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 8 $119,052.88
Federal Trade Commission 8 $91,892.50
Bureau of Land Management 6 $112,083.17
Indian Affairs 6 $87,115.67
Office of Governmentwide Policy 6 $125,748.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $124,713.83
Economic Research Service 5 $141,360.80
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $133,763.60
Science and Technology Directorate 5 $159,852.40
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $117,437.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $133,382.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $108,816.25
Peace Corps 3 $126,502.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $107,451.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $143,309.67
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $132,087.00
Commission on Civil Rights 3 $106,085.33
Maritime Administration 3 $84,536.33
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $102,388.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $87,422.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $134,575.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $159,351.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $102,663.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $133,640.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $191,534.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $152,215.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $92,091.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $112,240.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $126,081.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $133,465.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $129,404.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $137,491.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $170,800.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $91,152.73. The highest paid Social Scientist made $244,262 in 2020.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 8,631
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 390
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 83
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 40
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 29
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 16
FO - Foreign Service Officers 13
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 12
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 9
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
ES - Senior Executive Service 7
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 6
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 6
EE - Expert (other) 5
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 4
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 2
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1

Average Social Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Social Scientist was $67,890. Since then, the average pay has increased to $91,153 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0101.

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