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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $82,954.82* *Based on the 2015 average.
8,052 EMPLOYEES
$667.45M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 39th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 8,052 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $70,966.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2,012 $70,966.43
Veterans Health Administration 1,668 $67,350.39
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,102 $81,958.69
Administration for Children and Families 667 $101,081.19
Office of the Director 441 $88,892.31
Pretrial Services Agency 212 $92,972.28
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 210 $88,626.53
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 186 $112,418.05
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 184 $78,865.05
Forest Service 164 $87,103.37
Federal Bureau of Investigation 153 $91,254.30
Administration for Community Living 93 $117,711.83
Indian Health Service 83 $69,051.37
U.S. Coast Guard 77 $87,278.75
National Science Foundation 57 $142,760.74
Food and Drug Administration 48 $116,870.69
Social Security Administration 40 $119,797.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 40 $112,969.03
Agency for International Development 35 $113,022.40
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 30 $101,283.60
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 29 $123,927.62
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 29 $109,073.14
Internal Revenue Service 29 $104,637.90
Federal Aviation Administration 27 $142,710.19
National Park Service 24 $90,762.75
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 23 $120,340.13
Federal Trade Commission 23 $63,744.52
Office of Justice Programs 21 $128,052.24
Office of Secretary of Transportation 21 $101,711.52
Food and Nutrition Service 21 $97,967.43
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 20 $125,643.45
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $143,441.70
National Institutes of Health 18 $118,888.44
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $108,226.72
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 15 $96,539.73
Health Resources and Services Administration 13 $111,462.31
International-American Foundation 13 $119,543.46
Indian Affairs 12 $67,029.75
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $68,545.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 10 $153,357.80
National Institute of Standards and Technology 10 $134,391.50
U.S. Secret Service 10 $101,462.20
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 9 $111,258.89
Economic Research Service 9 $127,706.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 9 $57,660.33
Bureau of the Census 9 $106,051.33
Bureau of Land Management 8 $109,830.38
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $98,213.13
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 7 $117,035.14
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $97,096.43
Geological Survey 7 $86,298.14
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 7 $106,439.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 6 $121,022.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $115,938.40
Ous for Science and Technology 5 $142,719.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $119,957.00
Peace Corps 4 $98,588.25
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 3 $93,874.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $91,916.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $85,672.67
Women's Bureau 3 $106,326.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $81,771.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $93,124.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $89,061.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $154,308.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $133,168.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $155,705.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $147,288.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $118,069.00
Maritime Administration 1 $94,114.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $93,851.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $99,296.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $128,790.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $65,847.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $157,849.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $93,851.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $82,954.82. The highest paid Social Scientist made $219,481 in 2015.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,514
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 307
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 63
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 27
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 27
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 19
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 18
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 12
FO - Foreign Service Officers 11
ES - Senior Executive Service 10
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 7
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 5
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 4
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
EE - Expert (other) 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 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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