Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants



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. Excludes “Graduate Teaching Assistants" (25-1191).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 103$24.52/hr$14.78/hr$15.41/hr$25.52/hr$30.19/hr$35.19/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$28.06/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration310$17.02/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -10-
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$16.07/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A$26.07/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$26.07/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Minnesota N/A$25.63/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$17.58/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 10$25.52/hr0.0%
Northwest Balance of State 10$16.95/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$15.40/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$21.86/hrN/A


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Survey Researchers 490$28.77/hrN/A
Statistical Assistants 50$21.93/hr6.8%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists N/A$33.74/hr11.4%


  • Respond to public inquiries and complaints.
  • Inspect sites and review plans for minor development permit applications.
  • Provide and process zoning and project permits and applications.
  • Participate in and support team planning efforts.
  • Perform clerical duties such as composing, typing and proofreading documents, scheduling appointments and meetings, handling mail and posting public notices.
  • Serve as liaison between planning department and other departments and agencies.
  • Research, compile, analyze and organize information from maps, reports, investigations, and books for use in reports and special projects.
  • Prepare, maintain and update files and records, including land use data and statistics.
  • Prepare, manipulate, and manage extensive databases.
  • Prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results.