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Highest Paying Cities for Survey Researchers

The top 76 highest paying cities for survey researchers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of survey researchers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $90,110, Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey is the highest paying city for survey researchers. It is followed by Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland (average annual salary $83,500). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of survey researchers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 76 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Survey Researchers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$90,110
260
2 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$83,500
660
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$80,900
1,450
4 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$75,750
200
5 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$74,960
130
6 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$68,530
90
7 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$67,180
60
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$66,450
730
9 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$65,220
110
10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,960
230
11 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,720
220
12 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$63,410
60
13 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$62,190
440
14 Columbus, Ohio
$61,730
50
15 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$61,560
220
16 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$60,770
410
17 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$59,670
140
18 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$59,470
80
19 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$59,380
80
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$59,200
670
21 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$58,980
1,890
22 Salt Lake City, Utah
$58,600
40
23 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$58,580
520
24 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$58,500
40
25 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$58,020
140
26 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$58,020
140
27 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$57,060
230
28 Kansas City, Missouri
$57,020
110
29 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$56,770
100
30 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$56,710
180
31 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$56,400
340
32 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$55,580
n/a
33 Wilmington, New Jersey
$54,860
60
34 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$54,720
120
35 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$54,260
100
36 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$53,980
50
37 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$53,780
70
38 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$53,500
80
39 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$52,610
800
40 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$51,980
190
41 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$50,870
160
42 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$50,580
40
43 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$50,170
150
44 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$49,960
70
45 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$49,850
30
46 St Louis, Missouri
$48,500
100
47 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$48,160
670
48 Lincoln, Nebraska
$47,860
100
49 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$47,630
740
50 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$47,540
750
51 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$47,530
290
52 New Haven, Connecticut
$47,420
40
53 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$47,170
110
54 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$46,520
40
55 Richmond, Virginia
$45,560
n/a
56 Provo-Orem, Utah
$43,710
100
57 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$43,200
40
58 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$42,110
40
59 Charleston, West Virginia
$41,840
30
60 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$41,660
90
61 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$40,740
40
62 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$39,180
n/a
63 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$37,290
40
64 Tallahassee, Florida
$33,950
n/a
65 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$32,820
140
66 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$31,910
40
67 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$31,460
190
68 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$30,700
90
69 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$26,910
280
70 Jacksonville, Florida
$25,580
30
71 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$24,250
60
72 Anchorage, Alaska
$23,580
30
73 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$22,600
370
74 Honolulu, Hawaii
$18,990
100
75 Reading, Pennsylvania
$18,180
120
76 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$17,480
210
See also: Highest paying industries for survey researchers.