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Survey Researchers Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of survey researchers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare survey researchers salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Survey Researchers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,260
25th Percentile Wage
$39,410
50th Percentile Wage
$56,480
75th Percentile Wage
$78,050
90th Percentile Wage
$96,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for survey researchers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $96,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid survey researchers is $30,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of survey researchers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,480
4.51% 3.51%
2016
$53,930
7.25% -
2015
$50,020
-9.08% -
2014
$54,560
6.60% -
2013
$50,960
-6.95% -
2012
$54,500
- -

Compare Survey Researchers Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of survey researchers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $56,850. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $48,990). For detailed survey researchers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,850
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,480
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,050
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$49,170
State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,990

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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