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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $81,346.48* *Based on the 2012 average.
7,535 EMPLOYEES
$612.54M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 41st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 7,535 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $70,493.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,904 $70,492.73
Veterans Health Administration 1,557 $66,090.76
Veterans Benefits Administration 934 $78,431.72
Administration for Children and Families 637 $100,108.14
Office of the Director 480 $83,796.09
Pretrial Services Agency 225 $88,430.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 193 $108,770.06
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 192 $69,361.26
Federal Bureau of Investigation 154 $86,123.73
Forest Service 106 $93,201.44
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 101 $112,729.15
Indian Health Service 99 $68,100.07
Administration for Community Living 99 $97,658.45
U.S. Coast Guard 68 $84,315.38
National Science Foundation 56 $135,078.98
Social Security Administration 43 $118,066.84
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 41 $124,105.51
Offices, Boards and Divisions 39 $112,046.46
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 36 $116,098.89
Food and Drug Administration 34 $119,090.24
Internal Revenue Service 32 $98,636.41
National Park Service 28 $85,190.96
U.S. Agency for International Development 25 $116,177.00
Office of Justice Programs 25 $121,010.72
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 24 $114,064.42
Food and Nutrition Service 22 $96,366.50
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 21 $125,402.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 21 $96,594.62
Federal Aviation Administration 21 $139,244.90
National Institutes of Health 20 $114,975.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $142,968.20
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 19 $91,808.89
Department of State 19 $109,027.42
Foreign Agricultural Service 18 $82,888.94
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 17 $103,781.53
Federal Trade Commission 16 $63,667.69
International-American Foundation 15 $112,671.87
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $126,158.23
Bureau of the Census 11 $99,554.00
Environmental Protection Agency 11 $98,309.45
Geological Survey 10 $84,910.10
U.S. Secret Service 10 $92,692.50
Indian Affairs 9 $61,606.22
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 8 $122,456.00
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $98,796.63
Economic Research Service 8 $114,910.13
Bureau of Land Management 6 $104,873.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 6 $122,733.67
Science and Technology Directorate 6 $147,359.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $115,535.20
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 5 $146,355.60
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $109,804.40
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $110,283.60
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $110,308.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $101,407.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 4 $96,883.25
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $101,805.00
Peace Corps 3 $99,646.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $94,969.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $96,203.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $102,415.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $79,340.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $181,470.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $71,815.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $95,278.50
Women's Bureau 2 $98,773.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $76,790.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $131,166.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $126,251.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $75,372.00
Maritime Administration 1 $82,757.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $115,742.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $140,259.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $152,635.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $75,022.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $97,752.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $115,742.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $164,387.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $81,346.48. The highest paid Social Scientist made $206,511 in 2012.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,938
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 335
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 94
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 29
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 21
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 18
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 14
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 12
FO - Foreign Service Officers 11
ES - Senior Executive Service 10
EG - Consultant (other) 10
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 7
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 6
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 5
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 5
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 5
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1

Average Social Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Social Scientist was $67,890. Since then, the average pay has increased to $90,160 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0101.

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