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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .