Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists

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2019 Workforce
55.5k
Average Age
40.2
Average Salary
$72,581
Average Male Salary
$83,800
Average Female Salary
$61,708

About

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 $72,581 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists by wage are Facilities managers, Other financial clerks, and Landscape architects.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, and Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, and Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA.

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 Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are paid most in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$72,581
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,249

In 2019, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists earned an average of $72,581, $17,057 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Facilities managers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists while Other financial clerks 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

0.391
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.391, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists.

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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, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, National security & international affairs, and Administration of economic programs & space research.

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Industries by Share

55.5k
2019 Workforce
± 5,784
36.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.7%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists has been growing at a rate of 36.6%, from 40,641 people in 2018 to 55,526 people in 2019.

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  13.8%, followed by Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 9.02% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 7.72%.

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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 41.5 and of female Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is 39, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

27.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,058
28.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,122

50.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

75.4% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.82% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.94
39
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.97

The median age of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 2.55 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 History.

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 Writing and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists need more than the average amount of Science, Programming, and Operations Analysis.

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