Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

19-3022 Survey Researchers

Design or conduct surveys. May supervise interviewers who conduct the survey in person or over the telephone. May present survey results to client. Exclude "Statisticians" (15-2041), "Economists" (19-3011), "Market Research Analysts" (19-3021), and "Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan" (43-4111).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
20,300 3.2 % $20.35 $42,330 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.59 $10.68 $17.01 $26.19 $36.88
Annual Wage (2) $17,860 $22,220 $35,380 $54,480 $76,710


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 10,030 $16.84 $35,020
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,070 $29.94 $62,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,970 $19.81 $41,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,410 $22.61 $47,030
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 590 $21.27 $44,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,070 $29.94 $62,280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 80 $27.89 $58,010
Educational Support Services 210 $26.21 $54,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,410 $22.61 $47,030
Social Advocacy Organizations 450 $21.72 $45,170


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 700 $30.76 $63,970 1.102
Utah 840 $12.93 $26,890 0.711
Maryland 1,410 $34.10 $70,930 0.562
Pennsylvania 2,340 $11.44 $23,800 0.420
Connecticut 660 $24.61 $51,190 0.400

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Maryland 1,410 $34.10 $70,930 0.562
Iowa 60 $31.72 $65,980 0.043
District of Columbia 700 $30.76 $63,970 1.102
Minnesota 240 $26.28 $54,670 0.090
Arizona 140 $25.93 $53,940 0.058


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Logan, UT-ID 350 $11.52 $23,970 7.208
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,110 $38.20 $79,460 1.983
Provo-Orem, UT 220 $9.73 $20,240 1.251
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 150 $14.83 $30,850 0.926
Durham, NC 230 $23.44 $48,760 0.819

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,110 $38.20 $79,460 1.983
Fresno, CA 40 $33.91 $70,530 0.135
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) $30.29 $63,000 (8)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 $29.81 $62,000 0.344
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 900 $29.20 $60,730 0.393


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010