Social Science Research Assistant Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,920
25th Percentile Wage
$36,320
50th Percentile Wage
$47,130
75th Percentile Wage
$59,640
90th Percentile Wage
$76,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social science research assistants in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,920.

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
$47,130
8.93% 7.19%
2016
$42,920
-4.38% -
2015
$44,800
2.05% -
2014
$43,880
0.64% -
2013
$43,600
-0.32% -
2012
$43,740
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social science research assistants in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social science research assistants in state of West Virginia ranges from $42,130 to $53,730. The highest paying area for social science research assistants in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $53,730. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Morgantown (mean annual salary $46,880). The lowest paying area is Charleston with a median annual salary of $42,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$53,730
Morgantown
$46,880
Charleston
$42,130




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