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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $84,110.69* *Based on the 2016 average.
8,110 EMPLOYEES
$681.63M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 38th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 8,110 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, 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
Offices, Boards and Divisions 40 $112,969.03
Social Security Administration 40 $119,797.33
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
Internal Revenue Service 29 $104,637.90
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 29 $109,073.14
Federal Aviation Administration 27 $142,710.19
National Park Service 24 $90,762.75
Federal Trade Commission 23 $63,744.52
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 23 $120,340.13
Office of Justice Programs 21 $128,052.24
Food and Nutrition Service 21 $97,967.43
Office of Secretary of Transportation 21 $101,711.52
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 20 $125,643.45
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $143,441.70
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $108,226.72
National Institutes of Health 18 $118,888.44
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
U.S. Secret Service 10 $101,462.20
National Institute of Standards and Technology 10 $134,391.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $68,545.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 10 $153,357.80
Economic Research Service 9 $127,706.00
Bureau of the Census 9 $106,051.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 9 $57,660.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 9 $111,258.89
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $98,213.13
Bureau of Land Management 8 $109,830.38
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 7 $106,439.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 7 $117,035.14
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $97,096.43
Geological Survey 7 $86,298.14
Foreign Agricultural Service 6 $121,022.67
Ous for Science and Technology 5 $142,719.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $119,957.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $115,938.40
Peace Corps 4 $98,588.25
Women's Bureau 3 $106,326.00
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
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $93,124.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $81,771.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $155,705.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $89,061.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $147,288.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $118,069.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $157,849.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $93,851.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $99,296.00
Maritime Administration 1 $94,114.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $128,790.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $65,847.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $93,851.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $133,168.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $154,308.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $84,110.69. The highest paid Social Scientist made $221,321 in 2016.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,592
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 290
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 66
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 25
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 25
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 15
FO - Foreign Service Officers 14
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 14
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 12
ES - Senior Executive Service 12
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 7
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 5
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 4
EE - Expert (other) 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
CG - Corporate Graded 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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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