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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 amongst California metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,840
25th Percentile Wage
$42,550
50th Percentile Wage
$56,380
75th Percentile Wage
$73,460
90th Percentile Wage
$98,170

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 $98,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.38
25th Percentile Wage
$20.46
50th Percentile Wage
$27.11
75th Percentile Wage
$35.32
90th Percentile Wage
$47.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for survey researchers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.20. The median hourly salary is $27.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.38.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of survey researchers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,380-1.05%-8.07%
201556,970-1.37%-
201457,750-4.00%-
201360,060-1.45%-
201260,930--

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 $49,850 to $59,470. The highest paying area for survey researchers in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $59,470. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $59,200). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $49,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$59,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$59,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$58,580
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$56,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$56,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$55,580
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$54,260
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$51,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$49,850



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