Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for social science research assistants in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social science research assistants amongst Florida cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Social Science Research Assistants in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,780
25th Percentile Wage
$30,990
50th Percentile Wage
$39,560
75th Percentile Wage
$49,670
90th Percentile Wage
$63,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of social science research assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,560
12.64% 21.03%
2016
$34,560
-0.03% -
2015
$34,570
6.07% -
2014
$32,470
3.26% -
2013
$31,410
0.54% -
2012
$31,240
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Social Science Research Assistants in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of Florida ranges from $22,200 to $48,650. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Florida is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford with a median annual salary of $48,650. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater (mean annual salary $47,040). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $22,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$48,650
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$47,040
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$43,220
Tallahassee
$31,440
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$30,080
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$27,920
Jacksonville
$22,200




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