Highest Paying Industries for Social Science Research Assistants

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Ambulatory Health Care Services25.0852160
Management of Companies and Enterprises24.9751940
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations24.8651720
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.3250580
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.1550240
Hospitals, Privately owned24.0950100
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.9149740
Outpatient Care Centers23.6449180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned22.9947810
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities22.9647760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.947630
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions22.8947620
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation22.8847590
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries22.8447510
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations22.7547330
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)22.6947190
Scientific Research and Development Services22.4546700
Federal, State, and Local Government22.4246630
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service22.4246630
Offices of Other Health Practitioners22.3746530
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)22.2846340
Educational Support Services, Privately owned22.2846340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.6344990
Local government, including schools and hospitals21.5244750
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences21.2344150
Social Advocacy Organizations21.1443980
Junior colleges, State government owned21.1343960
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services21.0243720
Administrative and Support Services21.0243720
Employment Services21.0243720
Social Assistance20.8343330
All industries, private ownership only20.7643190
All industries20.7143070
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service20.5742780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services20.4642550
State government, including schools and hospitals20.4142450
Educational Services, Privately owned20.342210
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services20.2842180
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.1941990
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned20.1841970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)20.1541900
Educational Services, State government owned20.1441890
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned20.1341870
Educational Services, Local government owned19.4540460
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)19.2840090
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services18.9339360
Engineering Services18.7138920
Junior colleges, Local government owned16.734730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services11.7324390

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