|Quick Facts: Survey Researchers|
$59,740 per year
$28.72 per hour
|4% (Slower than average)|
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 $59,740 in May 2021.
Employment of survey researchers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 1,200 openings for survey researchers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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