How Much Do Social Science Research Asst Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Social Science Research Assistants

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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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$53560 per year
Hourly wage
$26 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$31,090 to $39,250 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $19 per hour

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.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
DC $33 $69,100
MA $32 $67,360
RI $30 $62,020
DE $29 $60,680
CT $28 $58,280
CA $27 $56,330
GA $27 $55,960
IL $27 $55,830
NJ $26 $54,640
FL $26 $53,790

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
Insurance Carriers $72340 $34.78
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
State Government $55310 $26.59
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $54120 $26.02
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $52660 $25.32
Junior Colleges $51340 $24.68
Elementary and Secondary Schools $50880 $24.46
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $50330 $24.20
Educational Support Services $49680 $23.88
Employment Services $49460 $23.78
Local Government $48870 $23.50
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

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