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Survey Researchers Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of survey researchers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare survey researchers salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Survey Researchers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,940
25th Percentile Wage
$37,650
50th Percentile Wage
$55,460
75th Percentile Wage
$77,800
90th Percentile Wage
$101,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for survey researchers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) survey researchers is $101,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid survey researchers is $23,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of survey researchers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,4603.21%27.50%
201553,68011.81%-
201447,3405.09%-
201344,93010.51%-
201240,210--

Compare Survey Researchers Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of survey researchers in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for survey researchers occupations is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $72,480. The lowest paying industry is the architectural, engineering, and related services industry (annual salary $40,720). For detailed survey researchers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$72,480
Scientific Research and Development Services
$68,960
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$61,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,460
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$54,730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$54,280
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,570
Engineering Services
$44,540
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$40,720

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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