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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 $72,057.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,998 $72,057.04
Veterans Health Administration 1,716 $68,143.95
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,089 $83,449.74
Administration for Children and Families 695 $101,529.38
Office of the Director 445 $89,875.80
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 213 $92,779.50
Pretrial Services Agency 205 $95,377.16
Forest Service 200 $86,238.94
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 189 $112,484.61
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 187 $81,307.77
Federal Bureau of Investigation 162 $93,261.69
Administration for Community Living 90 $120,776.83
Indian Health Service 89 $69,475.53
National Science Foundation 54 $152,704.06
Food and Drug Administration 53 $117,693.43
Offices, Boards and Divisions 41 $114,880.90
Social Security Administration 39 $115,409.08
U.S. Agency for International Development 32 $114,313.72
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 30 $103,485.10
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 29 $118,367.72
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 27 $122,841.26
National Park Service 27 $91,652.93
Internal Revenue Service 26 $106,520.04
Federal Aviation Administration 25 $137,749.48
Office of Justice Programs 25 $124,079.68
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 25 $111,124.44
Office of Secretary of Transportation 24 $95,588.83
Food and Nutrition Service 22 $98,523.86
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 20 $93,263.95
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $150,515.45
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 19 $126,298.68
Federal Trade Commission 18 $67,223.61
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $114,979.00
International-American Foundation 16 $112,166.56
National Institutes of Health 16 $116,352.19
Health Resources and Services Administration 15 $108,703.13
Department of State 15 $109,456.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 11 $65,371.36
Science and Technology Directorate 11 $142,464.36
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 10 $155,875.40
Indian Affairs 10 $61,522.20
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $106,082.70
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $136,185.89
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 9 $61,742.56
U.S. Secret Service 9 $106,919.78
Geological Survey 9 $89,188.67
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $70,302.89
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 9 $115,189.67
Economic Research Service 8 $129,646.63
Bureau of Land Management 8 $111,930.75
Bureau of the Census 7 $105,139.57
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 7 $110,023.71
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 6 $117,964.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 6 $123,412.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $118,170.40
Foreign Agricultural Service 5 $121,408.20
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $101,001.00
Peace Corps 4 $89,282.00
Women's Bureau 3 $107,877.33
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 3 $95,869.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $90,806.33
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $99,751.00
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $129,159.50
Customs and Border Protection 2 $78,972.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $93,288.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $95,230.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $160,547.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $108,887.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $60,756.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $130,666.00
Maritime Administration 1 $101,771.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $120,194.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $100,736.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $95,217.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $158,731.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $153,702.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $158,580.00

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
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 14
FO - Foreign Service Officers 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
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 3
EE - Expert (other) 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Social Scientist was $67,890. Since then, the average pay has increased to $92,679 in 2021.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0101.

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