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
$19,410
25th Percentile Wage
$32,770
50th Percentile Wage
$44,210
75th Percentile Wage
$56,230
90th Percentile Wage
$71,070

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 $71,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social science research assistants is $19,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of social science research assistants in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,210
8.01% 14.61%
2016
$40,670
1.48% -
2015
$40,070
3.72% -
2014
$38,580
-2.93% -
2013
$39,710
4.94% -
2012
$37,750
- -

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

The average salaries of social science research assistants in 14 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 $50,990. The lowest paying industry is the business schools and computer and management training - privately owned industry (annual salary $40,750). 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
$50,990
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$50,990
Educational Services - Privately owned
$47,880
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$47,770
Educational Services - Local government owned
$46,980
Junior colleges - State government owned
$45,690
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$44,370
Educational Services
$44,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,140
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$43,360
Educational Services - State government owned
$42,780
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$42,780
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$40,750
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$40,750

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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