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Social Science Research Assistants in Pennsylvania

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4.6% Jobs Projection
$40,680 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Social Science Research Assistants in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Social Science Research Assistants in Pennsylvania is growing slower than average.

  • Social Science Research Assistants in Pennsylvania earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Social Science Research Assistants Work in Pennsylvania?

1,480 people worked as Social Science Research Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,240 Social Science Research Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social Science Research Assistants in PA Employment Trend

The typical state has 320 Social Science Research Assistants working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Social Science Research Assistants than average.

Social Science Research Assistants in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Social Science Research Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 4.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.4%.

Job Projections for Social Science Research Assistants: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 110 annual job openings, and a total of 910 jobs for Pennsylvania Social Science Research Assistants in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,100 annual jobs and 35,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Social Science Research Assistants Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Social Science Research Assistants ranged from $28,160 to $62,970 with $40,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.54 to $30.27. The median hourly rate was $19.56.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.85 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.29.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Social Science Research Assistants Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania Metros for Social Science Research Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Social Science Research Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,660 $54,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 870 $45,520
Pittsburgh, PA 230 $38,530
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 $37,820
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 40 $38,550
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 $39,060
Erie, PA 30 $30,930

Top States for Social Science Research Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Social Science Research Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 6,290 $44,230
District of Columbia 2,900 $54,870
California 2,380 $46,800
Georgia 2,210 $52,590
Massachusetts 2,040 $50,060
Arizona 2,010 $51,330
Texas 1,480 $44,000
Pennsylvania 1,480 $40,680
North Carolina 1,370 $44,430
Indiana 1,090 $0
Illinois 1,030 $48,440
Virginia 970 $48,060
Maryland 950 $51,030
Michigan 890 $38,160
Florida 540 $47,010
Washington 420 $45,110
Ohio 380 $43,180
Nebraska 330 $46,670
Missouri 310 $47,790
Tennessee 300 $38,990

Below are the states where Social Science Research Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $55,580
District of Columbia $54,870
Nevada $54,710
Georgia $52,590
Arizona $51,330
Maryland $51,030
South Carolina $50,700
Arkansas $50,300
Massachusetts $50,060
Colorado $49,510

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