Social Science Research Assistants

Training Requirements for Social Science Research Assistants

Social science research assistants need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Social science research assistants
Percent
Less than High School 2.8
High School 15.7
Some College 20.3
Associates Degree 13.2
Bachelors Degree 33.5
Masters Degree 10.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.7

Employment Outlook for Social Science Research Assistants

This represents about 32,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more social science research assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 15,000 more.

Typical Income for Social Science Research Assistants

Hourly Income

On average,social science research assistants make $22.51 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Social science research assistants $10.62 $15.60 $20.76 $27.49 $36.01
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life, physical, and social science technicians $12.79 $16.17 $21.27 $28.34 $37.01
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, social science research assistants make $46,820 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Social science research assistants $22,090 $32,450 $43,190 $57,180 $74,900
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life, physical, and social science technicians $26,610 $33,630 $44,250 $58,950 $76,980
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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