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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $86,346.59* *Based on the 2017 average.
8,059 EMPLOYEES
$688.87M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 38th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 8,059 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $74,805.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,884 $74,805.32
Veterans Health Administration 1,697 $70,103.53
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,092 $85,888.18
Administration for Children and Families 691 $104,987.38
Office of the Director 448 $93,684.29
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 215 $100,426.08
Forest Service 210 $86,940.45
Pretrial Services Agency 208 $98,400.95
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 203 $115,021.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 186 $33,319.67
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 157 $85,918.31
Indian Health Service 90 $70,897.89
Administration for Community Living 85 $124,736.45
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 63 $90,032.78
National Science Foundation 59 $153,065.31
Food and Drug Administration 54 $120,838.30
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 35 $105,629.17
Social Security Administration 35 $122,003.14
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 34 $111,965.29
Agency for International Development 33 $118,828.06
Offices, Boards and Divisions 33 $118,884.12
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 31 $125,561.26
Internal Revenue Service 26 $111,137.19
National Park Service 25 $93,583.04
Food and Nutrition Service 25 $104,085.72
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 25 $127,408.96
Office of Secretary of Transportation 25 $93,927.92
Federal Aviation Administration 24 $135,511.50
Office of Justice Programs 22 $125,659.68
Health Resources and Services Administration 20 $109,248.55
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $153,269.55
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 19 $119,208.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 19 $98,289.74
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 17 $131,741.29
International-American Foundation 16 $115,936.19
Federal Trade Commission 15 $73,470.80
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 14 $120,366.93
National Institutes of Health 14 $125,784.21
Department of State 12 $118,082.00
U.S. Secret Service 12 $106,792.42
Environmental Protection Agency 12 $113,723.92
Indian Affairs 11 $66,522.91
National Institute of Standards and Technology 10 $140,678.70
Geological Survey 9 $92,918.22
Ous for Science and Technology 9 $141,442.67
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 9 $160,641.00
Economic Research Service 8 $134,321.13
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $71,420.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $100,800.71
Bureau of the Census 7 $106,182.71
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $92,908.71
Bureau of Land Management 7 $111,187.86
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 7 $109,849.86
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 6 $116,045.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $84,852.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $112,925.80
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $102,665.25
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $129,150.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $97,257.67
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 3 $98,741.33
Peace Corps 3 $120,832.33
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $110,547.33
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $136,609.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $116,191.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $110,589.50
Maritime Administration 2 $77,311.50
Federal Highway Administration 1 $123,484.00
Women's Bureau 1 $123,234.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $62,122.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $115,755.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $167,743.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $159,971.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $94,796.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $103,639.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $82,377.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $161,900.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $86,346.59. The highest paid Social Scientist made $228,247 in 2017.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,674
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 150
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 78
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 26
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 24
FO - Foreign Service Officers 21
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 21
ES - Senior Executive Service 9
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 9
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 5
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 4
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1

Average Social Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Social Scientist was $67,890. Since then, the average pay has increased to $86,347 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0101.

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