2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Social Science Research Assistants assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Social Science Research Assistants with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $31,090 to $39,250 per year or $15 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Social Science Research Assistants to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$39||$81,280|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$30||$62,420|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$24||$49,210|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$19||$39,250|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$15||$31,090|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Social Science Research Assistant is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Social Science Research Asst are in the states of DC, MA, RI, DE and CT.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$66940||$32.18|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||$63430||$30.49|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$62180||$29.89|
|Social Advocacy Organizations||$60980||$29.32|
|Grantmaking and Giving Services||$56080||$26.96|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$55980||$26.92|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$54120||$26.02|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$52660||$25.32|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||$50880||$24.46|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$50330||$24.20|
|Educational Support Services||$49680||$23.88|
|Monetary Authorities-Central Bank||$47130||$22.66|
|Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services||$45960||$22.09|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$44080||$21.19|
|Offices of Physicians||$43110||$20.73|
|Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions||$41320||$19.87|