Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for social science research assistants in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social science research assistants amongst Massachusetts metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,750
25th Percentile Wage
$41,840
50th Percentile Wage
$56,250
75th Percentile Wage
$72,770
90th Percentile Wage
$91,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.22
25th Percentile Wage
$20.12
50th Percentile Wage
$27.04
75th Percentile Wage
$34.99
90th Percentile Wage
$43.90

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for social science research assistants in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.90. The median hourly salary is $27.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.22.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of social science research assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,25014.10%14.79%
201548,3203.48%-
201446,640-2.40%-
201347,760-0.36%-
201247,930--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Social Science Research Assistants in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of Massachusetts ranges from $46,940 to $58,070. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $58,070. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $58,030). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $46,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,030
Springfield
$46,940


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