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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $81,332.95* *Based on the 2010 average.
7,093 EMPLOYEES
$576.24M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 42nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 7,093 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $71,185.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,716 $71,184.56
Veterans Health Administration 1,439 $65,708.05
Veterans Benefits Administration 821 $77,938.22
Administration for Children and Families 677 $99,184.51
Office of the Director 481 $79,624.87
Pretrial Services Agency 230 $84,375.44
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 196 $106,613.68
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 184 $70,012.10
Federal Bureau of Investigation 146 $82,572.83
Forest Service 104 $94,283.00
Indian Health Service 95 $67,361.95
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 81 $122,519.32
Administration for Community Living 65 $112,855.70
U.S. Coast Guard 64 $81,888.50
National Science Foundation 62 $131,367.39
Social Security Administration 44 $115,989.45
Foreign Agricultural Service 44 $66,419.57
Offices, Boards and Divisions 42 $102,968.14
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 38 $125,322.24
Internal Revenue Service 38 $99,913.84
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 32 $121,203.19
National Park Service 30 $85,252.20
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 26 $107,535.15
Office of Justice Programs 25 $121,894.84
Agency for International Development 23 $116,241.61
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 22 $140,146.86
Food and Drug Administration 22 $112,088.18
National Institutes of Health 21 $114,450.90
Federal Aviation Administration 21 $138,575.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 20 $93,834.25
Department of State 19 $112,720.74
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 18 $91,618.28
Food and Nutrition Service 18 $100,065.17
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $102,897.89
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 17 $129,994.94
International-American Foundation 16 $113,683.69
Federal Trade Commission 16 $63,934.25
Bureau of the Census 15 $96,342.60
National Institute of Standards and Technology 12 $118,620.08
Environmental Protection Agency 11 $102,132.82
Geological Survey 10 $93,394.30
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $98,659.86
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 7 $143,228.86
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $109,756.43
Economic Research Service 7 $122,328.57
Ous for Science and Technology 7 $154,327.14
Indian Affairs 7 $60,616.00
U.S. Secret Service 6 $105,872.17
Bureau of Land Management 6 $101,932.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $96,085.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $110,092.60
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 5 $85,322.40
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $106,458.00
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $93,077.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $123,071.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $174,199.67
Women's Bureau 3 $103,581.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $100,450.67
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $76,694.00
Peace Corps 2 $86,338.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $92,405.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $95,103.50
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $115,742.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $161,179.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $127,883.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $115,742.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $92,001.00
Department of Energy 1 $156,000.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $148,510.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $136,771.00
Program Support Center 1 $156,500.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $74,872.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $67,327.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $80,414.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $122,744.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $155,500.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $144,385.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $81,332.95. The highest paid Social Scientist made $219,939 in 2010.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,537
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 311
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 102
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 31
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 24
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 21
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 10
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 9
ES - Senior Executive Service 8
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
FO - Foreign Service Officers 5
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 4
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 3
EG - Consultant (other) 3
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 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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