Survey Researchers Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Survey Researchers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of survey researchers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,270
-0.37% 16.99%
2016
$54,470
1.01% -
2015
$53,920
7.72% -
2014
$49,760
4.10% -
2013
$47,720
5.60% -
2012
$45,050
- -

Table 2. Survey Researchers Salary by Industry Sector

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
$81,480
Wholesale Trade
$59,150
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$57,660
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,480
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,430
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,550
Information
$55,510
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,010
Manufacturing
$53,810
Finance and Insurance
$50,490
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$50,230
Educational Services
$47,580

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Survey Researchers by States

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
Maryland
$82,430
South Carolina
$76,350
New York
$71,190
North Carolina
$70,990
Massachusetts
$65,870
California
$62,850
New Jersey
$60,940
District of Columbia
$60,030
Oregon
$59,750
Wyoming
$59,550
Virginia
$58,460
Pennsylvania
$58,290
Texas
$56,840
Colorado
$56,840
Delaware
$56,190
Michigan
$56,180
Minnesota
$55,900
Ohio
$52,050
Washington
$51,770
Missouri
$48,770
Utah
$47,320
Illinois
$46,960
Alaska
$46,780
South Dakota
$46,760
Maine
$46,500
Kentucky
$45,450
Kansas
$44,700
Connecticut
$44,270
Wisconsin
$43,230
Louisiana
$42,510
Arkansas
$41,700
Arizona
$39,590
Indiana
$37,140
Montana
$37,130
Nevada
$35,160
Florida
$34,370
Hawaii
$34,330
Oklahoma
$32,150
New Mexico
$30,460
Georgia
$30,130
Tennessee
$27,890
Nebraska
$26,860
Idaho
$22,620
West Virginia
$19,460
Alabama
$18,380



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