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Highest Paying Industries for Survey Researchers

The top 47 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $81,940, general medical and surgical hospitals - privately owned is the highest paying industry for survey researchers. It is followed by general medical and surgical hospitals industry (average annual salary $81,940). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of survey researchers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 47 Highest Paying Industries for Survey Researchers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$81,940
30
2 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$81,940
30
3 Hospitals - Privately owned
$81,940
30
4 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$81,940
30
5 Health Care and Social Assistance
$79,030
40
6 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$71,420
n/a
7 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$66,650
400
8 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$64,530
2,030
9 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$64,410
n/a
10 Educational Support Services
$64,410
n/a
11 Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,160
2,420
12 Educational Services - Privately owned
$61,990
670
13 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$61,570
90
14 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$61,570
90
15 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$61,540
40
16 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$60,320
n/a
17 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$60,320
n/a
18 Administrative and Support Services
$60,250
160
19 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$60,250
160
20 Temporary Help Services
$59,500
50
21 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$59,170
100
22 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$58,160
390
23 Educational Services
$55,240
1,390
24 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,750
470
25 Employment Services
$54,690
70
26 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$54,560
570
27 Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,560
570
28 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$54,250
880
29 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,250
880
30 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,140
120
31 Insurance Carriers
$54,020
50
32 Finance and Insurance
$52,950
50
33 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,280
50
34 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$52,240
50
35 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$51,750
150
36 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$51,280
1,190
37 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$51,060
1,290
38 State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,770
1,160
39 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,250
100
40 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$48,510
40
41 Educational Services - State government owned
$48,270
690
42 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$48,230
690
43 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$47,890
780
44 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,340
12,000
45 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$44,920
90
46 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,380
8,180
47 Social Advocacy Organizations
$37,530
310
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