Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists

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Total Workforce
40.6k
Average Age
42.2
Average Salary
$71,548
Average Male Salary
$78,788
Average Female Salary
$65,157

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 $71,548 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists by wage are Facilities managers, Biological scientists, and Atmospheric & space scientists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA, and Takoma Park City & Silver Spring PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA, and Takoma Park City & Silver Spring PUMA, MD.

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 Other professional, scientific & technical 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 (Central) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$71,548
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,935

In 2018, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists earned an average of $71,548, $17,660 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Facilities managers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists while Atmospheric & space scientists 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

0.41
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.41, 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 National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

40.6k
2018 Workforce
± 4,949
18.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.2%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists has been growing at a rate of 18.8%, from 34,208 people in 2017 to 40,641 people in 2018.

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  10.8%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 10.1% and National security & international affairs with 6.62%.

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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 44.2 and of female Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

19.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,389
21.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,607

53.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

76.8% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.77% of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, White (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

44.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.6
40.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.26

The median age of Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 3.78 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 Cultural & Gender Studies.

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 Programming, Science, and Mathematics.

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