Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
46k
Average Age
39.8
Average Salary
$69,776
Average Male Salary
$76,179
Average Female Salary
$63,976

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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 $69,776 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists by wage are Commercial and industrial designers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Alexandria City PUMA, VA, and District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, and District of Columbia (North) 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 Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are paid most in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$69,776
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,604

In 2020, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists earned an average of $69,776, $13,822 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists while Commercial and industrial designers 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

0.418
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.418, 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, by average wage, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Advertising, public relations & related services, and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

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Industries by Share

46k
2020 Workforce
± 5,263
13.9%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.7%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists has been growing at a rate of 13.9%, from 40,372 people in 2019 to 45,973 people in 2020.

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  11.6%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 8.68% and National security & international affairs with 8.16%.

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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 40.7 and of female Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is 39.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

21.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,629
24.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,813

52.5% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. White (Hispanic)

70.1% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.79% 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 Sex

40.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.33
39.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.17

The median age of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is 39.8, and Male employees are generally 1.57 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 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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