What Does it Take to Be a Social Scientist?
Position Description All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Types of Social Scientist Jobs
- Developmental Psychologist
- Psychometric Examiner
- Social Sciences Research Scientist
- Computational Linguist
- Experimental Psychologist
Job Opportunities for Social Scientists
There were about 42,100 jobs for Social Scientist in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 2,800 new jobs for Social Scientist by 2026. There will be an estimated 4,200 positions for Social Scientist per year.
The states with the most job growth for Social Scientist are Utah, Vermont, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, South Dakota, or South Carolina. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Salary for a Social Scientist
The average yearly salary of a Social Scientist ranges between $50,610 and $126,060.
Social Scientists who work in Virginia, Maryland, or District of Columbia, make the highest salaries.
How much do Social Scientists make in different U.S. states?
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$102,300|
Where Social Scientists Work
Social Scientists work in the following industries:
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