Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,940
25th Percentile Wage
$33,780
50th Percentile Wage
$41,290
75th Percentile Wage
$54,250
90th Percentile Wage
$65,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,940.

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
$41,290
3.00% 12.67%
2016
$40,050
-1.12% -
2015
$40,500
5.09% -
2014
$38,440
0.65% -
2013
$38,190
5.58% -
2012
$36,060
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $37,630 to $56,280. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $56,280. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $44,990). The lowest paying area is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $37,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$56,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$44,990
Philadelphia
$44,380
Pittsburgh
$40,010
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$38,980
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$37,630




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