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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Social Science Research Assistants in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,180
25th Percentile Wage
$19,720
50th Percentile Wage
$35,000
75th Percentile Wage
$40,380
90th Percentile Wage
$58,580

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 $58,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.26
25th Percentile Wage
$9.48
50th Percentile Wage
$16.82
75th Percentile Wage
$19.41
90th Percentile Wage
$28.16

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for social science research assistants in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.16. The median hourly salary is $16.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.26.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of social science research assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,000-1.43%-31.66%
201535,500-6.34%-
201437,750-17.19%-
201344,240-4.16%-
201246,080--

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 $43,590 to $44,990. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in Wisconsin is Madison with a median annual salary of $44,990. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $43,620). The lowest paying area is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $43,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Madison
$44,990
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$43,620
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$43,590



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