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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 $83,530, Maryland is the highest paying state for survey researchers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $73,720). 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 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
$83,530
$50,700 880
2 District of Columbia
$73,720
$37,860 510
3 Virginia
$73,700
$37,490 310
4 South Carolina
$73,090
$34,670 60
5 North Carolina
$68,450
$37,780 230
6 New York
$64,120
$33,560 610
7 Michigan
$62,780
$27,400 400
8 New Jersey
$60,940
$31,990 730
9 Oregon
$60,910
$27,910 80
10 Washington
$59,190
$33,690 140
11 Massachusetts
$59,000
$32,860 520
12 Wisconsin
$58,050
$42,150 50
13 Ohio
$58,030
$30,020 130
14 Arizona
$56,870
$34,930 160
15 California
$56,380
$27,840 1,360
16 Delaware
$56,120
$36,250 60
17 Minnesota
$54,800
$21,560 120
18 Alaska
$54,560
$21,450 50
19 Kansas
$53,380
$35,610 300
20 Colorado
$51,300
$33,450 150
21 Pennsylvania
$51,200
$30,280 960
22 Connecticut
$50,570
$22,130 200
23 Texas
$48,480
$25,460 570
24 Illinois
$47,440
$26,960 770
25 Utah
$47,340
$30,550 180
26 Maine
$46,570
$33,750 30
27 Kentucky
$45,360
$22,460 80
28 Arkansas
$41,700
$32,130 60
29 Indiana
$39,380
$21,020 380
30 Montana
$37,130
$32,260 40
31 Florida
$36,990
$21,060 450
32 Hawaii
$32,550
$21,350 160
33 Oklahoma
$32,150
$26,400 60
34 Georgia
$30,130
$18,120 180
35 Nebraska
$28,870
$20,290 210
36 Tennessee
$28,430
$20,680 60
37 Missouri
$27,490
$17,230 160
38 Idaho
$22,620
$20,400 370
39 West Virginia
$19,460
$17,200 240
40 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.

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