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Highest Paying Cities for Social Science Research Assistants

The top 100 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 $72,080, Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin is the highest paying city for social science research assistants. It is followed by Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California (average annual salary $57,710). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of social science research assistants in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Social Science Research Assistants

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$72,080
40
2 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$57,710
180
3 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$57,060
n/a
4 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$56,280
50
5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$55,360
40
6 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$55,040
40
7 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$55,040
120
8 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$54,950
120
9 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$54,470
3,550
10 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$54,370
3,190
11 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$53,930
40
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$53,730
3,550
13 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$53,330
90
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$53,250
930
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$53,090
4,320
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$52,670
190
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$52,510
1,030
18 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$52,350
640
19 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$51,900
70
20 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$51,810
1,660
21 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$51,770
1,700
22 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$51,680
40
23 Provo-Orem, Utah
$51,660
50
24 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$50,600
450
25 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$50,550
770
26 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$50,540
460
27 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$50,330
30
28 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$50,290
330
29 St Louis, Missouri
$49,780
130
30 Springfield, Massachusetts
$49,720
60
31 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$49,520
60
32 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$49,440
210
33 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$48,650
90
34 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$48,340
160
35 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$48,270
40
36 Urban Honolulu, USA
$47,560
120
37 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$47,490
60
38 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$47,330
160
39 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$47,040
50
40 Morgantown, West Virginia
$46,880
210
41 Fargo, North Dakota
$46,750
30
42 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$46,630
80
43 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$46,510
3,190
44 New Haven, Connecticut
$46,470
70
45 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$46,150
310
46 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$46,040
100
47 Tucson, Arizona
$46,030
820
48 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$45,600
50
49 Lincoln, Nebraska
$45,590
230
50 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$45,490
160
51 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$45,290
130
52 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$45,090
n/a
53 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$44,990
760
54 Knoxville, Tennessee
$44,880
90
55 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$44,380
570
56 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$44,260
60
57 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$44,200
1,200
58 Honolulu, Hawaii
$44,170
40
59 Madison, Wisconsin
$44,120
100
60 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$44,050
200
61 Dayton, Ohio
$43,720
30
62 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$43,620
70
63 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$43,220
30
64 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$42,820
70
65 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$42,440
n/a
66 Kansas City, Missouri
$42,340
40
67 Charleston, West Virginia
$42,130
90
68 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$41,790
100
69 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$41,440
30
70 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$41,420
250
71 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$41,390
70
72 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$41,310
30
73 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$41,190
250
74 Bloomington, Indiana
$41,140
670
75 Richmond, Virginia
$41,020
130
76 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$40,720
n/a
77 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$40,590
50
78 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$40,560
840
79 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$40,440
40
80 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$40,180
210
81 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$40,160
n/a
82 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$40,010
190
83 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$39,860
40
84 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$39,830
930
85 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$39,550
780
86 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$39,530
150
87 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$38,980
30
88 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$38,780
100
89 Columbia, South Carolina
$38,450
120
90 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$38,230
280
91 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$38,150
130
92 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$38,080
580
93 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$37,930
170
94 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$37,920
n/a
95 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$37,630
80
96 Charlottesville, Virginia
$37,630
110
97 Worcester, Massachusetts
$37,340
30
98 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$37,050
110
99 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$36,010
100
100 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$35,940
50
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