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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $100,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,680. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 290% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of survey researchers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of survey researchers in 10 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 information sector with an annual salary $71,890. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $47,520).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
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 $83,530. The highest paying state for survey researchers is Maryland with a median annual salary of $83,530. 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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|West Virginia|| |