Salary for Social Science Research Assistants

Also known as:  City Planning Aide, Economic Research Assistant, Economist Research Assistant, Historian Research Assistant, Political Science Research Assistant, Psychologist Research Assistant, Sociology Research Assistant

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Social science research assistants work under the guidance of social scientists to gather, review, and validate data. They may conduct surveys, obtain informed consents from research participants, prepare tables, charts and graphs, create and manage databases, and conduct research in libraries and/or on-line. These individuals may also prepare documents for publication and present research findings. An Associate's degree is the minimum education level required for this position.

A Social Science Research Assistant will most likely earn an average compensation on a scale from 32000 and 48000 based on experience and talent. Social Science Research Assistants usually receive an average pay level of Forty Two Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Social Science Research Assistants can receive the best compensation in Massachusetts, where they can earn compensation, on average, of just about $56070. People in this job function have the highest salaries in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can receive pay of $51400.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.41 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Social Science Research Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $51,400
Other Services (except Public Administration) $48,200
Public Administration $43,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $42,910
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $42,860
Manufacturing $41,660
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $36,720
Health Care and Social Assistance $40,860
Manufacturing $41,660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $42,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $42,910
Public Administration $43,270
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