Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for social science research assistants in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social science research assistants among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Social Science Research Assistants in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,130
25th Percentile Wage
$28,130
50th Percentile Wage
$41,710
75th Percentile Wage
$59,190
90th Percentile Wage
$75,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of social science research assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,710
9.37% 28.84%
2016
$37,800
-7.20% -
2015
$40,520
-18.14% -
2014
$47,870
2.28% -
2013
$46,780
36.55% -
2012
$29,680
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Social Science Research Assistants in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of Illinois ranges from $30,310 to $40,560. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $40,560. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $39,550). The lowest paying area is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $30,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$40,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$39,550
Champaign-Urbana
$30,310




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