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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $87,403.48* *Based on the 2018 average.
8,097 EMPLOYEES
$693.55M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 38th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 8,097 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $74,837.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,874 $74,837.38
Veterans Health Administration 1,691 $70,283.87
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,089 $86,123.77
Administration for Children and Families 686 $105,188.26
Office of the Director 447 $93,531.76
Forest Service 212 $86,937.96
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 209 $100,988.78
Pretrial Services Agency 207 $98,005.91
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 200 $114,807.85
Federal Bureau of Investigation 188 $117,333.84
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 157 $85,946.29
Indian Health Service 89 $71,018.30
Administration for Community Living 84 $124,994.07
U.S. Coast Guard 75 $90,849.57
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 61 $91,706.16
National Science Foundation 60 $152,709.92
Food and Drug Administration 54 $121,366.63
Social Security Administration 35 $122,745.31
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 34 $107,032.85
U.S. Agency for International Development 34 $119,647.65
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 34 $112,915.32
Offices, Boards and Divisions 32 $120,175.28
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 31 $125,765.13
Office of Secretary of Transportation 26 $94,964.85
National Park Service 25 $93,724.84
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 25 $128,399.20
Food and Nutrition Service 25 $104,085.72
Federal Aviation Administration 24 $135,511.50
Internal Revenue Service 24 $113,722.83
Office of Justice Programs 22 $125,659.68
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $153,269.55
Health Resources and Services Administration 20 $109,248.55
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 19 $119,208.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 19 $98,289.74
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 17 $131,741.29
International-American Foundation 16 $116,011.19
Federal Trade Commission 15 $75,278.93
National Institutes of Health 15 $126,050.87
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 14 $121,402.14
Environmental Protection Agency 12 $113,723.92
Department of State 12 $118,082.00
U.S. Secret Service 12 $106,792.42
Indian Affairs 10 $68,539.70
National Institute of Standards and Technology 10 $143,091.90
Science and Technology Directorate 9 $141,442.67
Geological Survey 9 $93,269.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 9 $160,641.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $71,420.63
Economic Research Service 8 $134,788.00
Bureau of Land Management 7 $111,596.43
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $92,908.71
Bureau of the Census 7 $106,562.29
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $100,800.71
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 7 $110,604.71
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $84,852.67
Citizenship and Immigration Services 6 $116,045.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $112,925.80
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $129,150.00
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $102,665.25
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $110,880.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $98,211.33
Peace Corps 3 $120,832.33
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $110,589.50
Maritime Administration 2 $77,311.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $91,098.00
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $138,476.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $123,646.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $161,900.00
Women's Bureau 1 $123,234.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $115,755.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $62,122.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $103,639.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $94,796.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $159,971.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $123,484.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $82,377.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $168,743.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $87,403.48. The highest paid Social Scientist made $228,247 in 2018.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,721
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 146
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 71
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 26
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 24
FO - Foreign Service Officers 21
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 21
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 10
ES - Senior Executive Service 9
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 5
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 4
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
CG - Corporate Graded 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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