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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $79,194.70* *Based on the 2009 average.
6,797 EMPLOYEES
$537.89M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 43rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 6,797 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $69,712.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,694 $69,712.49
Veterans Health Administration 1,381 $63,785.69
Veterans Benefits Administration 764 $75,956.83
Administration for Children and Families 620 $98,573.01
Office of the Director 481 $77,049.35
Pretrial Services Agency 222 $81,594.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 178 $103,744.24
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 173 $68,525.91
Federal Bureau of Investigation 126 $80,450.90
Forest Service 114 $91,825.68
Indian Health Service 105 $64,721.69
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 72 $118,385.85
U.S. Coast Guard 65 $78,985.66
Administration for Community Living 61 $114,095.87
National Science Foundation 57 $132,042.26
Social Security Administration 45 $114,287.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 39 $100,956.00
Internal Revenue Service 39 $101,457.46
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 38 $118,265.66
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 33 $123,565.42
Foreign Agricultural Service 29 $63,541.28
Office of Justice Programs 27 $116,258.04
National Park Service 27 $84,166.78
Agency for International Development 26 $108,497.38
National Institutes of Health 23 $110,023.74
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $137,282.65
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 20 $112,146.30
Department of State 19 $114,646.11
Federal Aviation Administration 19 $135,951.58
Bureau of the Census 19 $92,546.53
Food and Drug Administration 18 $110,919.33
International-American Foundation 18 $108,470.56
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 17 $89,126.94
Federal Trade Commission 16 $58,753.19
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 $98,299.40
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 15 $123,846.87
Environmental Protection Agency 14 $100,233.21
Food and Nutrition Service 11 $97,405.73
National Institute of Standards and Technology 11 $118,801.27
Bureau of Reclamation 10 $78,894.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 9 $92,581.56
Geological Survey 9 $94,921.78
Indian Affairs 8 $66,666.13
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 8 $140,650.38
Bureau of Land Management 7 $91,133.57
Economic Research Service 6 $126,965.17
Ous for Science and Technology 6 $142,919.83
U.S. Secret Service 5 $103,139.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $91,271.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $105,750.80
Women's Bureau 4 $98,354.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $79,976.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $101,440.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $127,296.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $83,984.33
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $97,263.33
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $2,500.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $102,644.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $72,745.00
Peace Corps 2 $99,110.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $89,212.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $92,063.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $121,608.00
Program Support Center 1 $153,200.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $158,700.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $113,007.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $120,830.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $86,927.00
Department of Energy 1 $153,200.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $144,997.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $61,862.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $137,941.00
Departmental Administration 1 $86,927.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $153,700.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $126,693.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $113,007.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $79,194.70. The highest paid Social Scientist made $199,143 in 2009.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,269
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 299
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 87
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 27
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 27
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 19
ES - Senior Executive Service 10
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 10
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 7
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 7
FO - Foreign Service Officers 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 5
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 4
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 3
** - 3
EG - Consultant (other) 2
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 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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