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
$18,660
25th Percentile Wage
$20,010
50th Percentile Wage
$42,380
75th Percentile Wage
$58,790
90th Percentile Wage
$78,420

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 $78,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social science research assistants is $18,660.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,380
-17.70% 23.67%
2016
$49,880
7.92% -
2015
$45,930
4.40% -
2014
$43,910
12.66% -
2013
$38,350
15.65% -
2012
$32,350
- -

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 three industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry with an annual salary $54,550. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $42,090). For detailed social science research assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$54,550
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$42,090
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$42,090

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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