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Highest Paying States for Social Science Research Assistants

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $56,250, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for social science research assistants. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $53,880). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Social Science Research Assistants

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Massachusetts
$56,250
$33,750 1,240
2 Rhode Island
$53,880
$32,810 50
3 New Jersey
$53,800
$34,670 250
4 California
$49,640
$27,760 2,810
5 Virginia
$48,810
$28,480 900
6 Hawaii
$47,990
$19,140 120
7 Arizona
$47,330
$35,070 1,810
8 Arkansas
$47,250
$32,100 240
9 Oregon
$45,840
$27,990 320
10 Maryland
$44,850
$26,550 590
11 Connecticut
$44,830
$23,750 110
12 Minnesota
$44,330
$28,110 160
13 District of Columbia
$44,310
$27,220 3,620
14 New Mexico
$44,170
$31,540 40
15 Georgia
$43,120
$28,530 750
16 West Virginia
$42,920
$19,070 420
17 Tennessee
$42,730
$26,950 260
18 Washington
$42,600
$31,930 330
19 Colorado
$42,070
$22,640 290
20 Maine
$41,860
$32,460 170
21 New York
$41,760
$19,220 6,340
22 North Carolina
$40,620
$29,090 1,210
23 Pennsylvania
$40,050
$25,240 1,020
24 Indiana
$40,040
$22,700 1,180
25 Missouri
$39,970
$27,190 190
26 Iowa
$39,070
$26,400 110
27 Ohio
$38,180
$26,790 320
28 Illinois
$37,800
$18,630 830
29 South Carolina
$36,710
$20,250 220
30 Texas
$36,640
$17,920 1,400
31 Wisconsin
$35,000
$17,180 380
32 Florida
$34,560
$23,720 340
33 Michigan
$31,810
$19,700 530
34 South Dakota
$24,400
$17,000 30

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of social science research assistants in those states is not available at this time.

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