Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,530
25th Percentile Wage
$31,910
50th Percentile Wage
$45,660
75th Percentile Wage
$59,320
90th Percentile Wage
$83,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,530.

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
$45,660
-6.90% 17.17%
2016
$48,810
1.50% -
2015
$48,080
5.68% -
2014
$45,350
5.47% -
2013
$42,870
11.78% -
2012
$37,820
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of Virginia ranges from $34,500 to $57,060. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Virginia is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $57,060. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $41,020). The lowest paying area is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $34,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$57,060
Richmond
$41,020
Charlottesville
$37,630
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$34,500




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