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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $81,066.75* *Based on the 2013 average.
7,869 EMPLOYEES
$637.51M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 39th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 7,869 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $69,472.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2,000 $69,472.23
Veterans Health Administration 1,623 $66,172.16
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,081 $76,847.47
Administration for Children and Families 626 $101,546.77
Office of the Director 467 $85,772.23
Pretrial Services Agency 217 $90,157.55
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 210 $71,959.28
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 192 $109,273.32
Federal Bureau of Investigation 152 $88,245.11
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 116 $108,554.63
Forest Service 114 $92,305.39
Administration for Community Living 89 $101,859.28
Indian Health Service 87 $67,439.39
U.S. Coast Guard 68 $84,661.84
National Science Foundation 62 $132,135.05
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 43 $125,388.65
Social Security Administration 43 $119,369.28
Offices, Boards and Divisions 41 $109,895.88
Food and Drug Administration 36 $118,477.44
Internal Revenue Service 32 $101,294.06
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 32 $95,525.88
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 31 $115,803.03
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 31 $122,018.45
National Park Service 27 $86,619.26
Agency for International Development 27 $111,429.52
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 25 $112,998.40
Office of Justice Programs 24 $123,799.96
Federal Aviation Administration 23 $134,579.83
Department of State 22 $110,272.64
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 21 $139,692.76
Food and Nutrition Service 21 $97,417.90
National Institutes of Health 21 $109,828.52
Federal Trade Commission 20 $57,213.50
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 18 $92,690.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $105,233.88
Bureau of the Census 14 $103,822.14
International-American Foundation 14 $114,128.36
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $118,278.79
Environmental Protection Agency 13 $93,616.85
Foreign Agricultural Service 11 $96,784.27
Indian Affairs 10 $60,701.20
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $108,960.11
Economic Research Service 9 $119,659.33
Bureau of Land Management 9 $105,310.11
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $100,295.25
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 8 $145,616.50
U.S. Secret Service 8 $97,849.63
Geological Survey 8 $77,603.38
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $126,729.57
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 6 $104,496.33
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 6 $112,357.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $110,398.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 5 $94,275.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $102,088.75
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $104,138.00
Ous for Science and Technology 4 $153,378.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $94,724.33
Women's Bureau 3 $104,562.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $119,106.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $81,487.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $78,718.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $99,184.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $63,950.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $79,315.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $105,488.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $187,893.50
Peace Corps 2 $86,569.50
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $152,635.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $140,598.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $163,273.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $140,259.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $115,742.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $115,742.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $77,368.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $126,251.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $97,333.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $94,778.00
Maritime Administration 1 $85,343.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $81,066.75. The highest paid Social Scientist made $206,511 in 2013.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,232
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 368
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 91
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 29
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 29
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 23
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 16
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 10
ES - Senior Executive Service 9
FO - Foreign Service Officers 9
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 8
EG - Consultant (other) 7
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 5
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 5
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 5
EE - Expert (other) 4
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
CG - Corporate Graded 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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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