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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $82,320.85* *Based on the 2014 average.
7,874 EMPLOYEES
$647.87M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 53rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 7,874 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $70,285.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2,020 $70,285.45
Veterans Health Administration 1,641 $66,769.59
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,101 $79,264.23
Administration for Children and Families 583 $103,681.34
Office of the Director 450 $87,665.52
Pretrial Services Agency 210 $92,212.79
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 192 $112,202.14
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 189 $75,025.59
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 153 $104,659.34
Federal Bureau of Investigation 150 $90,524.13
Forest Service 136 $88,951.04
Indian Health Service 89 $66,722.84
Administration for Community Living 81 $111,083.62
U.S. Coast Guard 73 $86,836.49
National Science Foundation 56 $141,697.54
Social Security Administration 40 $122,313.23
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 39 $127,246.31
Food and Drug Administration 39 $117,086.21
Offices, Boards and Divisions 36 $116,131.83
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 34 $119,406.85
Internal Revenue Service 32 $102,524.75
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 31 $98,185.16
U.S. Agency for International Development 30 $103,531.63
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 29 $121,998.24
National Park Service 26 $89,300.88
Federal Aviation Administration 22 $141,458.91
Office of Justice Programs 22 $123,251.23
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 22 $117,407.95
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $143,771.35
Federal Trade Commission 19 $60,564.89
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 19 $93,144.63
Department of State 18 $112,050.67
Food and Nutrition Service 18 $100,276.44
National Institutes of Health 16 $124,833.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $109,751.25
Health Resources and Services Administration 15 $111,166.20
International-American Foundation 13 $116,085.85
U.S. Secret Service 13 $98,636.08
Environmental Protection Agency 12 $96,432.08
Indian Affairs 12 $67,679.08
National Institute of Standards and Technology 12 $135,913.17
Bureau of the Census 11 $101,115.36
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $69,060.10
Citizenship and Immigration Services 10 $109,369.80
Foreign Agricultural Service 10 $103,777.30
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $102,312.25
Economic Research Service 8 $119,003.38
Bureau of Land Management 8 $108,517.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 8 $103,261.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 8 $149,319.13
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $118,717.86
Geological Survey 7 $84,077.71
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 6 $103,028.83
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $112,810.80
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $118,723.60
Science and Technology Directorate 4 $143,322.00
Women's Bureau 3 $105,273.67
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 3 $90,369.33
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $192,572.50
Peace Corps 2 $90,233.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $85,770.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $111,443.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 2 $71,876.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $93,660.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $101,922.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $145,331.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $95,725.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $98,305.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $89,924.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $157,100.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $116,901.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $145,827.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $150,418.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $127,512.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $74,154.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $82,320.85. The highest paid Social Scientist made $208,576 in 2014.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,322
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 314
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 58
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 27
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 22
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 20
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 19
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 19
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 10
FO - Foreign Service Officers 9
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
EG - Consultant (other) 7
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 3
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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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