The salary statistics of survey researchers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of survey researchers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The survey researchers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$27,000|
|25th Percentile Wage||$38,820|
|50th Percentile Wage||$54,270|
|75th Percentile Wage||$77,280|
|90th Percentile Wage||$100,660|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for survey researchers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) survey researchers is $100,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,000. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 272% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of survey researchers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of survey researchers in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for survey researchers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $81,480. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $47,580).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only survey researchers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of survey researchers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,380 to $82,430. The highest paying state for survey researchers is Maryland with a median annual salary of $82,430. The lowest paying state is Alabama with a median annual salary of $18,380. For more salary information of survey researchers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|South Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |