Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,650
25th Percentile Wage
$25,390
50th Percentile Wage
$40,450
75th Percentile Wage
$56,120
90th Percentile Wage
$63,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,650.

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
$40,450
13.47% -13.92%
2016
$35,000
-1.43% -
2015
$35,500
-6.34% -
2014
$37,750
-17.19% -
2013
$44,240
-4.16% -
2012
$46,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of Wisconsin ranges from $34,140 to $72,080. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $72,080. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $54,950). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$72,080
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$54,950
Madison
$44,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$43,620
Oshkosh-Neenah
$42,440
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$37,050
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$34,140




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