Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists

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Total Workforce

34.2k

Average Age

40

Average Salary

$62,128

Average Male Salary

$71,176

Average Female Salary

$56,356

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Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are most often employed by the Scientific research & development services industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists was $62,128 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists by wage are Training & development specialists, Transportation inspectors, and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers.

Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are part of the Life, physical, & social science occupations, along with Agricultural & food scientists, Biological scientists, Conservation scientists & foresters, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, Astronomers & physicists, Atmospheric & space scientists, Chemists & materials scientists, Environmental scientists & geoscientists, Other Physical Scientists, Economists, Psychologists, Urban & regional planners, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, Agricultural & food science technicians, Biological technicians, Chemical technicians, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Scientific research & development services is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, by average wage, is Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services. Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are paid most in Takoma Park City & Silver Spring PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$62,128

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,006

In 2017, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists earned an average of $62,128, $10,064 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Training & development specialists make somewhat more than Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists while Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.407

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.407, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, by number of employees, are Scientific research & development services, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, by average wage, are Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services, National security & international affairs, and Management, scientific & technical consulting services.

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Industries by Share

34.2k

2017 Workforce

± 4,540

-7.63%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 19.9%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists has been declining at a rate of -7.63%, from 37,034 people in 2016 to 34,208 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists employed by various industries. Scientific research & development services employs the largest share of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists at  9.28%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 8.71% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 8.34%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists in the workforce is 41.9 and of female Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is 38.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is White.

Gender Composition

13.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,834

20.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,548

61.1% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

80.7% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.45% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists.

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Age by Gender

41.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.17

38.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.53

The median age of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is 40, and Male employees are generally 3.22 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is Social Sciences but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists hold a major in Social Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists need more than the average amount of Science, Active Learning, and Social Perceptiveness.

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