Information About Social Science Research Assistants

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Training

Social science research assistants need associate degree.

Degrees for Social science research assistants
Training for Social Science Research Assistants
Percent
Less than High School 2.6
High School 17.5
Some College 23.9
Associates Degree 12.6
Bachelors Degree 29.7
Masters Degree 9.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.2

Employment

Represents about 21,000 people in the United States- 1.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more social science research assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, social science research assistants make $20.39 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Social science research assistants $11.10 $13.80 $18.60 $23.90 $31.50
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, social science research assistants make $42,410 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Social science research assistants $23,170 $28,760 $38,800 $49,720 $65,550
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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