Salary for Social Science Research Assistants

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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 usually earn a compensation of around $31,090 to $81,280 based on education and experience. will most likely receive an average wage of fifty-three thousand five hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

can get the highest pay in District of Columbia, where they can get compensation, on average, of close to about $69,100. People working these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn an average job salary of $66,940.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 55.40 percent nationwide in that time.

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Social Science Research Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$66,940
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$59,890
Manufacturing
$58,060
Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,390
Finance and Insurance
$54,220

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,010
Public Administration
$49,880
Educational Services
$50,340
Finance and Insurance
$54,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,390