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Social Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Social Scientist"

How much does a Social Scientist in the federal government get paid? $90,160.13* *Based on the 2019 average.
8,204 EMPLOYEES
$718.67M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Social Scientist was the 352nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 8,204 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Social Science, with an average salary of $71,381.

Agencies that have hired a Social Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 1,829 $71,380.64
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,824 $77,969.02
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,181 $87,521.30
Administration for Children and Families 695 $110,150.53
Office of the Director 421 $100,458.48
Forest Service 226 $91,247.12
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 208 $103,402.52
Federal Bureau of Investigation 201 $124,172.67
Pretrial Services Agency 198 $103,668.68
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 183 $121,178.60
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 129 $90,314.43
Indian Health Service 100 $75,346.92
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 79 $93,034.42
Administration for Community Living 74 $132,282.82
U.S. Coast Guard 72 $93,542.50
National Science Foundation 65 $165,186.22
Food and Drug Administration 53 $128,961.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 36 $124,456.42
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 33 $117,399.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 33 $120,488.70
Social Security Administration 31 $127,817.32
Offices, Boards and Divisions 29 $128,164.93
National Institutes of Health 29 $124,588.10
Office of Secretary of Transportation 27 $102,022.30
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 26 $129,189.12
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 25 $135,624.24
Environmental Protection Agency 25 $106,113.67
National Park Service 22 $95,140.09
Internal Revenue Service 22 $118,990.95
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 22 $120,403.77
Food and Nutrition Service 21 $113,655.19
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 19 $103,352.17
Office of Justice Programs 18 $131,388.83
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 17 $148,845.94
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $148,522.44
International-American Foundation 15 $120,577.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $127,703.38
Department of State 12 $122,330.33
Bureau of the Census 11 $105,444.45
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 10 $136,852.10
Health Resources and Services Administration 10 $123,484.70
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 10 $133,340.90
Federal Trade Commission 9 $83,539.11
U.S. Secret Service 9 $118,747.56
Geological Survey 8 $104,009.25
Indian Affairs 8 $84,676.25
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 8 $166,500.00
Economic Research Service 8 $142,504.25
Citizenship and Immigration Services 7 $128,311.86
Science and Technology Directorate 7 $146,897.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $107,338.29
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 6 $115,768.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $101,217.80
Bureau of Land Management 5 $109,505.20
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 4 $88,906.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $115,694.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $126,593.75
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $108,580.75
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $103,486.33
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $125,403.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $131,005.00
Maritime Administration 2 $71,005.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $76,489.50
Peace Corps 2 $106,282.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $128,911.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $184,949.00
Women's Bureau 1 $112,393.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $166,500.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $137,849.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $83,398.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $66,548.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $117,191.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $165,417.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $109,088.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $128,920.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $78,281.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $117,191.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $108,422.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $147,038.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $84,543.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $121,098.00

Social Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Scientist is $90,160.13. The highest paid Social Scientist made $239,473 in 2019.

Common Social Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,790
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 175
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 74
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 34
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 24
FO - Foreign Service Officers 22
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 16
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 9
ES - Senior Executive Service 9
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 6
EE - Expert (other) 5
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 4
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 2
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

Average Social Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Social Scientist was $67,890. Since then, the average pay has increased to $91,153 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0101.

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