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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Survey Researchers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,680
25th Percentile Wage
$37,800
50th Percentile Wage
$54,470
75th Percentile Wage
$76,440
90th Percentile Wage
$100,250

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of survey researchers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,4701.01%17.29%
201553,9207.72%-
201449,7604.10%-
201347,7205.60%-
201245,050--

Table 2. Survey Researchers Salary by Industry Sector

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
Information
$71,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$57,660
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,430
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,460
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,930
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,580
Educational Services
$52,400
Finance and Insurance
$47,880
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,520

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 $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
Maryland
$83,530
District of Columbia
$73,720
Virginia
$73,700
South Carolina
$73,090
North Carolina
$68,450
New York
$64,120
Michigan
$62,780
New Jersey
$60,940
Oregon
$60,910
Washington
$59,190
Massachusetts
$59,000
Wisconsin
$58,050
Ohio
$58,030
Arizona
$56,870
California
$56,380
Delaware
$56,120
Minnesota
$54,800
Alaska
$54,560
Kansas
$53,380
Colorado
$51,300
Pennsylvania
$51,200
Connecticut
$50,570
Texas
$48,480
Illinois
$47,440
Utah
$47,340
Maine
$46,570
Kentucky
$45,360
Arkansas
$41,700
Indiana
$39,380
Montana
$37,130
Florida
$36,990
Hawaii
$32,550
Oklahoma
$32,150
Georgia
$30,130
Nebraska
$28,870
Tennessee
$28,430
Missouri
$27,490
Idaho
$22,620
West Virginia
$19,460
Alabama
$18,380


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