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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 $54,290, New Jersey is the highest paying state for social science research assistants. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $54,200). 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 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 New Jersey
$54,290
$36,000 150
2 District of Columbia
$54,200
$35,560 3,030
3 Rhode Island
$53,880
$32,810 50
4 Alaska
$52,940
$41,420 40
5 California
$51,500
$28,410 2,310
6 Georgia
$51,490
$33,280 2,080
7 Vermont
$51,320
$27,260 60
8 Nevada
$51,040
$33,820 100
9 Maryland
$50,270
$33,070 960
10 Massachusetts
$50,090
$32,790 1,950
11 Colorado
$49,600
$30,070 220
12 Hawaii
$49,530
$19,960 140
13 Kansas
$49,370
$32,720 30
14 Arizona
$48,960
$38,120 1,820
15 Arkansas
$48,280
$32,570 240
16 West Virginia
$47,130
$25,920 420
17 North Dakota
$46,840
$25,920 50
18 Delaware
$45,960
$34,740 30
19 Nebraska
$45,760
$33,100 330
20 New York
$45,700
$21,210 5,370
21 Virginia
$45,660
$23,530 910
22 Kentucky
$45,020
$32,530 60
23 Maine
$44,630
$34,570 160
24 Minnesota
$44,330
$28,110 160
25 Oregon
$44,270
$30,090 280
26 New Mexico
$44,170
$31,540 40
27 Missouri
$42,770
$23,960 200
28 Connecticut
$42,600
$24,970 150
29 Tennessee
$42,410
$26,150 280
30 Washington
$41,730
$32,260 400
31 Illinois
$41,710
$19,130 1,130
32 Pennsylvania
$41,290
$27,940 1,240
33 Montana
$40,900
$18,680 30
34 Wisconsin
$40,450
$17,650 160
35 Indiana
$40,040
$22,700 1,080
36 North Carolina
$39,600
$28,470 1,140
37 Texas
$39,590
$18,860 1,250
38 Florida
$39,560
$25,780 440
39 Iowa
$39,120
$26,560 120
40 Oklahoma
$39,100
$24,870 70
41 Ohio
$39,030
$26,800 300
42 South Carolina
$38,460
$21,700 200
43 New Hampshire
$37,560
$29,010 50
44 Utah
$35,620
$20,400 520
45 Michigan
$35,440
$19,870 840
46 Wyoming
$34,920
$27,370 40
47 Louisiana
$26,290
$16,820 140
48 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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