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Highest Paying States for Survey Researchers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $82,430, Maryland is the highest paying state for survey researchers. It is followed by South Carolina (average annual salary $76,350). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of survey researchers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Survey Researchers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Maryland
$82,430
$46,460 650
2 South Carolina
$76,350
$33,720 40
3 New York
$71,190
$35,880 750
4 North Carolina
$70,990
$42,400 330
5 Massachusetts
$65,870
$36,910 530
6 California
$62,850
$32,250 1,120
7 New Jersey
$60,940
$31,990 700
8 District of Columbia
$60,030
$35,440 310
9 Oregon
$59,750
$27,100 100
10 Wyoming
$59,550
$41,940 40
11 Virginia
$58,460
$23,880 300
12 Pennsylvania
$58,290
$34,670 600
13 Texas
$56,840
$26,440 560
14 Colorado
$56,840
$36,480 140
15 Delaware
$56,190
$38,290 70
16 Michigan
$56,180
$26,730 290
17 Minnesota
$55,900
$22,310 120
18 Ohio
$52,050
$25,220 130
19 Washington
$51,770
$30,680 140
20 Missouri
$48,770
$27,410 150
21 Utah
$47,320
$32,520 210
22 Illinois
$46,960
$27,180 760
23 Alaska
$46,780
$31,480 60
24 South Dakota
$46,760
$34,160 40
25 Maine
$46,500
$33,210 30
26 Kentucky
$45,450
$21,410 70
27 Kansas
$44,700
$33,310 130
28 Connecticut
$44,270
$30,170 380
29 Wisconsin
$43,230
$20,680 70
30 Louisiana
$42,510
$32,930 410
31 Arkansas
$41,700
$32,130 80
32 Arizona
$39,590
$26,010 220
33 Indiana
$37,140
$21,000 340
34 Montana
$37,130
$32,260 40
35 Nevada
$35,160
$25,030 100
36 Florida
$34,370
$21,420 510
37 Hawaii
$34,330
$22,690 140
38 Oklahoma
$32,150
$26,400 60
39 New Mexico
$30,460
$22,140 60
40 Georgia
$30,130
$18,120 180
41 Tennessee
$27,890
$21,060 60
42 Nebraska
$26,860
$20,930 230
43 Idaho
$22,620
$20,400 370
44 West Virginia
$19,460
$17,200 240
45 Alabama
$18,380
$16,170 0

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of survey researchers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for survey researchers, Top Paying Jobs in America.