Social Science Research Assistant Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of social science research assistants in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare social science research assistant salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Social Science Research Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,640
25th Percentile Wage
$31,770
50th Percentile Wage
$49,880
75th Percentile Wage
$65,610
90th Percentile Wage
$81,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $81,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social science research assistants is $18,640.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,8807.92%35.14%
201545,9304.40%-
201443,91012.66%-
201338,35015.65%-
201232,350--

Compare Social Science Research Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of social science research assistants in two industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. For detailed social science research assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$47,240
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$47,240

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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