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Survey Researchers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for survey researchers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of survey researchers among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Survey Researchers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,250
25th Percentile Wage
$46,360
50th Percentile Wage
$62,850
75th Percentile Wage
$87,950
90th Percentile Wage
$115,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for survey researchers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of survey researchers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,850
10.29% 3.05%
2016
$56,380
-1.05% -
2015
$56,970
-1.37% -
2014
$57,750
-4.00% -
2013
$60,060
-1.45% -
2012
$60,930
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Survey Researchers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of survey researchers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of survey researchers in state of California ranges from $38,610 to $68,100. The highest paying area for survey researchers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $68,100. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $66,260). The lowest paying area is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $38,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$68,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$66,260
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$64,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$62,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$59,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$57,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$55,580
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,720
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$51,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$49,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$38,610




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