Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for social science research assistants in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social science research assistants amongst Michigan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,870
25th Percentile Wage
$27,280
50th Percentile Wage
$35,440
75th Percentile Wage
$47,360
90th Percentile Wage
$67,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,870.

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
$35,440
10.24% 16.22%
2016
$31,810
-3.68% -
2015
$32,980
7.58% -
2014
$30,480
0.89% -
2013
$30,210
1.72% -
2012
$29,690
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of Michigan ranges from $27,370 to $50,330. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Michigan is Lansing-East Lansing with a median annual salary of $50,330. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (mean annual salary $45,600). The lowest paying area is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lansing-East Lansing
$50,330
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$45,600
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$37,930
Ann Arbor
$31,930
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$27,370




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