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
$29,980
25th Percentile Wage
$38,470
50th Percentile Wage
$48,620
75th Percentile Wage
$60,920
90th Percentile Wage
$78,440

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 $78,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social science research assistants is $29,980.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,6205.43%14.11%
201545,9800.54%-
201445,7304.42%-
201343,7104.46%-
201241,760--

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 seven 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 ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $50,760. 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
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,760
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
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$43,410
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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