|Quick Facts: Survey Researchers|
$54,470 per year
$26.19 per hour
|1% (Little or no change)|
Survey researchers design and conduct surveys and analyze data. Surveys are used to collect factual data, such as employment and salary information, or to ask questions in order to understand people’s opinions, preferences, beliefs, or desires.
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.
Many research positions require a master’s degree or Ph.D., although a bachelor’s degree may be sufficient for some entry-level positions.
The median annual wage for survey researchers was $54,470 in May 2016.
Employment of survey researchers is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Changing research methods, such as collecting information from social media websites, are expected to increase the productivity of survey researchers. Job prospects should be best for those with an advanced degree.
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