Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for social science research assistants in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social science research assistants amongst North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,090
25th Percentile Wage
$34,060
50th Percentile Wage
$40,620
75th Percentile Wage
$48,330
90th Percentile Wage
$57,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.98
25th Percentile Wage
$16.38
50th Percentile Wage
$19.53
75th Percentile Wage
$23.24
90th Percentile Wage
$27.45

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for social science research assistants in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.45. The median hourly salary is $19.53. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.98.

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
201640,620-8.10%-7.07%
201543,9102.71%-
201442,720-0.96%-
201343,130-0.83%-
201243,490--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of North Carolina ranges from $39,720 to $45,730. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $45,730. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $40,590). The lowest paying area is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $39,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$45,730
Greensboro-High Point
$40,590
Durham-Chapel Hill
$39,720



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