Posted October 15, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Social Sciences Majors

52.3% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Social Sciences:

 

Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Pct of Other Social Sciences grads in this occ
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $28,400 4.9%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers  $26,500 4.4%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  $30,200 3.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $28,400 2.6%
Retail Salespersons  $20,600 2.5%
Waiters and Waitresses  $24,300 2.3%
Managers, All Other  $36,300 2.2%
Customer Service Representatives  $29,000 2.2%
Emergency Management Directors  $49,700 2.2%
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers  $46,800 2.1%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary  $23,900 1.9%
Receptionists and Information Clerks  $19,700 1.9%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants  $18,500 1.8%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors  $20,400 1.6%
Office Clerks, General  $25,000 1.5%
Desktop Publishers  $25,400 1.4%
Operations Research Analysts  $40,500 1.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers  $32,400 1.3%
Human Resources Specialists  $39,200 1.3%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks  $22,400 1.2%
Marketing Managers  $38,700 1.2%
Survey Researchers  $29,400 1.2%
Financial Managers  $42,800 1.1%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners  $60,100 1.1%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  $31,800 1.1%
Editors  $21,800 1.0%
Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.
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