Social Science Research Assistants

4.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.90 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 66% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Social Science Research Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 11.3% by 2031
'Social Science Research Assistants' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Social Science Research Assistants' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Social Science Research Assistants' was $49,720, or $23.90 hourly
'Social Science Research Assistants' are paid 8.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as social science research assistants?

As of 2021 there were 28,690 people employed as Social Science Research Assistants within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Social Science Research Assistants.

Job description

Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.

SOC Code: 19-4061.00


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NonRobot (Small chance) says
Robots are unable to analyze social behavior accurately by virtue of being a robot.
May 04, 2021 at 06:14 AM

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