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Highest Paying Cities for Social Science Research Assistants

The top 65 highest paying cities for social science research assistants (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of social science research assistants in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $63,160, San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California is the highest paying city for social science research assistants. It is followed by Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts (average annual salary $58,070). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of social science research assistants in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 65 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Social Science Research Assistants

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$63,160
150
2 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,070
1,060
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,030
1,090
4 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$56,780
240
5 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$55,040
40
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$53,450
70
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$52,350
840
8 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$51,310
570
9 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$50,600
450
10 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$50,290
330
11 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$47,900
4,070
12 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$47,490
60
13 Springfield, Massachusetts
$46,940
60
14 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$46,510
3,190
15 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$46,150
310
16 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$45,890
140
17 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$45,740
4,180
18 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$45,730
220
19 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$45,590
4,540
20 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$45,150
60
21 Tucson, Arizona
$45,000
840
22 Madison, Wisconsin
$44,990
190
23 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$44,600
190
24 Richmond, Virginia
$44,280
160
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$44,200
1,200
26 Honolulu, Hawaii
$44,170
40
27 New Haven, Connecticut
$43,840
60
28 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$43,620
70
29 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$43,590
120
30 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$43,460
1,080
31 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$43,210
160
32 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$41,990
240
33 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$41,800
240
34 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$41,650
280
35 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$41,400
1,140
36 Bloomington, Indiana
$41,140
670
37 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$40,970
690
38 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$40,590
50
39 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$40,590
570
40 St Louis, Missouri
$40,540
120
41 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$39,720
830
42 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$39,570
150
43 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$38,470
220
44 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$38,330
650
45 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$38,190
70
46 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$37,930
190
47 Charlottesville, Virginia
$37,630
110
48 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$37,280
590
49 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$36,710
120
50 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$35,870
70
51 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$34,880
40
52 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$34,840
100
53 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$34,740
130
54 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$34,730
630
55 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$34,500
90
56 Syracuse, New York
$34,420
40
57 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$32,760
40
58 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$32,590
n/a
59 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$31,930
170
60 Tallahassee, Florida
$31,440
40
61 Columbus, Ohio
$31,420
120
62 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$28,170
n/a
63 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$27,370
n/a
64 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$25,370
310
65 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$19,890
710
See also: Highest paying industries for social science research assistants.