Highest Paying Industries for Social Scientists and Related Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing73.25152360
Chemical Manufacturing71.87149500
Legal Services67.21139800
Depository Credit Intermediation65.1135420
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities64.97135140
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage64.88134940
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities61.95128850
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank60.61126070
Manufacturing56.45117420
Real Estate56.36117220
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing55.7115860
Other Financial Investment Activities55.48115410
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing54.96114320
Oil and Gas Extraction54.55113460
Mining53.8111900
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods52.44109080
Computer Systems Design and Related Services52.04108250
Other Insurance Related Activities50.47104980
Specialty hospitals, State government owned50.38104780
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities49.35102650
Wholesale Trade48.81101530
Finance and Insurance48.48100830
Postal Service (federal government)48.4100670
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution46.9897720
Child Day Care Services46.2496180
Utilities46.1595990
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned45.8395330
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)44.2392000
Federal government, including the US Postal Service43.7290930
Federal Executive Branch43.7190910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)42.9789380
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners42.8589130
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists42.7388880
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences42.1287610
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services41.6486600
Scientific Research and Development Services41.4986290
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities41.3485990
Management of Companies and Enterprises41.3385970
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services41.3285940
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned41.1485570
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations40.8384920
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)40.7284690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned40.6184470
Hospitals, State government owned40.5584340
Software Publishers40.0783350
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations39.9983170
Offices of Other Health Practitioners39.9683120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned39.9183020
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)39.882790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)39.5582260
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)39.4882110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned39.3481820
Offices of Physicians39.2381600
Hospitals, Privately owned39.0681250
Hospitals, Local government owned38.9781060
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned38.7380560
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)38.6580390
Ambulatory Health Care Services38.4680000
Transportation and Warehousing38.2479530
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services37.9378890
Educational Support Services, Privately owned37.878630
Grantmaking and Giving Services37.878630
Machinery Manufacturing37.7578530
Federal, State, and Local Government37.6278240
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service37.6278240
Administrative and Support Services37.5978180
Employment Services37.5778150
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services37.5478080
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations37.4477870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services37.3177600
All industries, private ownership only37.2777510
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)37.1177190
All industries36.7276380
Engineering Services36.676120
Personal and Laundry Services36.3775650
Other Personal Services36.3775650
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service36.375500
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)36.0675010
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services35.9374730
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned3572810
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)34.9372660
Educational Services, Local government owned34.9372650
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned34.7272220
Educational Services, Privately owned34.5171790
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)34.3271380
Publishing Industries (except Internet)34.2871290
Outpatient Care Centers34.2571230
Local government, including schools and hospitals3470720
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)33.9270560
Facilities Support Services33.8570410
Home Health Care Services33.8570400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned33.7770250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned33.6970070
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities33.5769830
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals33.5369730
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers33.3969450
Testing Laboratories33.2369120
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities33.1168870
Social Assistance32.9168460
Junior colleges, Local government owned32.768020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals32.5767740
State government, including schools and hospitals32.5667730
Vocational Rehabilitation Services32.567600
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned32.3767330
Educational Support Services, Local government owned32.3367240
Individual and Family Services32.367180
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers32.2767120
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services32.1166790
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities32.0266590
Insurance Carriers31.5665640
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities30.9264310
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned30.7363920
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)30.5363500
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries30.4363300
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation30.3463100
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities30.2762960
Amusement Parks and Arcades30.0262440
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities29.6461660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.4361210
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions29.1260560
Educational Services, State government owned28.0758390
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned27.9458120
Other Residential Care Facilities27.5857370
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned26.6455420
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)26.6255380
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction25.7153470
Land Subdivision25.7153470
Junior colleges, State government owned25.5653170
Other Information Services25.5553150
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.8451670
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation18.3838230

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