Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,700
25th Percentile Wage
$27,180
50th Percentile Wage
$38,460
75th Percentile Wage
$52,370
90th Percentile Wage
$72,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,700.

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
$38,460
4.55% -7.72%
2016
$36,710
2.86% -
2015
$35,660
-11.30% -
2014
$39,690
-3.28% -
2013
$40,990
-1.07% -
2012
$41,430
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of South Carolina ranges from $38,230 to $45,090. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $45,090. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Columbia (mean annual salary $38,450). The lowest paying area is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $38,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$45,090
Columbia
$38,450
Augusta-Richmond County
$38,230




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