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Social Science Research Assistant Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of social science research assistants in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare social science research assistant salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Social Science Research Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,790
25th Percentile Wage
$39,350
50th Percentile Wage
$52,180
75th Percentile Wage
$72,060
90th Percentile Wage
$89,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $89,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid social science research assistants is $29,790.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,180
9.03% 18.63%
2016
$47,470
-2.04% -
2015
$48,440
9.12% -
2014
$44,020
6.70% -
2013
$41,070
-3.38% -
2012
$42,460
- -

Compare Social Science Research Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of social science research assistants in six industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 labor unions and similar labor organizations industry with an annual salary $75,430. The lowest paying industry is the grantmaking and giving services industry (annual salary $38,320). For detailed social science research assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$75,430
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$59,070
Social Advocacy Organizations
$57,310
Civic and Social Organizations
$53,760
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$52,180
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$38,320

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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