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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $81,736.87* *Based on the 2011 average.
7,244 EMPLOYEES
$591.86M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 42nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 7,244 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $71,267.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,796 $71,267.07
Veterans Health Administration 1,477 $66,289.52
Veterans Benefits Administration 852 $79,058.68
Administration for Children and Families 648 $99,369.38
Office of the Director 465 $82,879.23
Pretrial Services Agency 227 $86,539.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 207 $106,308.15
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 189 $69,149.97
Federal Bureau of Investigation 151 $84,171.42
Forest Service 101 $94,097.06
Indian Health Service 96 $67,388.89
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 81 $121,660.67
Administration for Community Living 72 $111,134.39
U.S. Coast Guard 69 $82,268.72
National Science Foundation 59 $132,784.10
Foreign Agricultural Service 44 $69,772.68
Social Security Administration 42 $118,383.14
Internal Revenue Service 38 $96,873.79
Offices, Boards and Divisions 38 $109,490.95
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 37 $128,320.70
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 34 $123,851.62
Food and Drug Administration 30 $117,987.70
National Park Service 29 $86,118.86
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 28 $106,207.29
Office of Justice Programs 28 $114,961.04
Federal Aviation Administration 23 $139,846.57
Agency for International Development 22 $120,146.91
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 22 $95,398.18
National Institutes of Health 21 $107,916.14
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $141,631.55
Food and Nutrition Service 19 $100,990.42
Department of State 18 $106,391.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $100,882.00
Federal Trade Commission 18 $65,117.11
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 18 $129,381.83
Bureau of the Census 17 $84,304.18
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 17 $91,914.18
International-American Foundation 17 $114,689.35
Environmental Protection Agency 13 $102,617.62
National Institute of Standards and Technology 12 $130,916.67
Economic Research Service 9 $111,372.33
U.S. Secret Service 9 $90,352.22
Geological Survey 9 $90,995.22
Indian Affairs 8 $61,340.38
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 8 $120,931.38
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 6 $143,277.00
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $103,401.17
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 6 $94,885.33
Securities and Exchange Commission 6 $118,993.17
Ous for Science and Technology 5 $145,778.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $108,996.20
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $110,686.20
Bureau of Land Management 5 $108,404.80
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $97,381.40
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $96,180.00
Peace Corps 3 $91,997.33
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $175,600.33
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $101,805.00
Women's Bureau 3 $103,927.33
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $93,467.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $95,403.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $114,067.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $79,090.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $72,671.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $116,042.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $159,703.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $77,964.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $115,742.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $122,744.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $144,385.00
Program Support Center 1 $155,500.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $92,001.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $89,033.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $94,969.00
Department of Energy 1 $155,500.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $152,635.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $136,771.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $81,736.87. The highest paid Social Scientist made $219,939 in 2011.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,750
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 241
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 105
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 30
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 23
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 20
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 10
ES - Senior Executive Service 8
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 7
EG - Consultant (other) 7
FO - Foreign Service Officers 7
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 6
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 6
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
EE - Expert (other) 1

Average Social Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Social Scientist was $67,890. Since then, the average pay has increased to $84,111 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0101.

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