Social Science Research Assistant Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of social science research assistants in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare social science research assistant salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Social Science Research Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,860
25th Percentile Wage
$32,470
50th Percentile Wage
$40,670
75th Percentile Wage
$50,850
90th Percentile Wage
$63,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) social science research assistants is $63,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social science research assistants is $23,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of social science research assistants in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,6701.48%7.18%
201540,0703.72%-
201438,580-2.93%-
201339,7104.94%-
201237,750--

Compare Social Science Research Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of social science research assistants in ten industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for social science research assistant occupations is the educational support services industry with an annual salary $46,850. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $38,010). For detailed social science research assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services
$46,850
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$46,850
Educational Services - State government owned
$41,860
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$41,860
Educational Services
$40,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$40,560
Educational Services - Local government owned
$39,280
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$39,090
Educational Services - Privately owned
$38,420
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$38,010

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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