|Quick Facts: Survey Researchers|
$60,410 per year
$29.04 per hour
Survey researchers design and conduct surveys and analyze data.
Most survey researchers work in research firms, polling organizations, nonprofits, corporations, colleges and universities, and government agencies. The majority work full time during regular business hours.
Survey researchers typically need at least a master’s degree to enter the occupation. However, a bachelor’s degree may be sufficient for some entry-level positions.
The median annual wage for survey researchers was $60,410 in May 2022.
Employment of survey researchers is projected to decline 4 percent from 2022 to 2032.
Despite declining employment, about 700 openings for survey researchers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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