Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,860
25th Percentile Wage
$30,360
50th Percentile Wage
$39,590
75th Percentile Wage
$55,730
90th Percentile Wage
$72,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,860.

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
$39,590
7.45% 6.87%
2016
$36,640
6.25% -
2015
$34,350
-3.17% -
2014
$35,440
-1.61% -
2013
$36,010
-2.39% -
2012
$36,870
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of Texas ranges from $24,410 to $40,180. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Texas is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $40,180. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is College Station-Bryan (mean annual salary $38,780). The lowest paying area is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $24,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$40,180
College Station-Bryan
$38,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$35,870
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$34,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$34,730
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,170
El Paso
$24,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$24,410




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