Social Science Research Assistant Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Social Science Research Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,550
25th Percentile Wage
$35,050
50th Percentile Wage
$41,770
75th Percentile Wage
$50,290
90th Percentile Wage
$62,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $62,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social science research assistants is $31,550.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,770
-16.40% 0.02%
2016
$48,620
5.43% -
2015
$45,980
0.54% -
2014
$45,730
4.42% -
2013
$43,710
4.46% -
2012
$41,760
- -

Compare Social Science Research Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of social science research assistants in 14 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 medical and diagnostic laboratories industry with an annual salary $57,590. The lowest paying industry is the offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians) industry (annual salary $19,040). For detailed social science research assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$57,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$55,300
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$55,300
Outpatient Care Centers
$52,580
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$49,110
Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$46,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,690
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,770
Offices of Physicians
$39,800
Social Assistance
$38,710
Individual and Family Services
$38,710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$35,230
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$19,040

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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