Training Requirements for Survey Researchers

Survey researchers need a master's degree.

Degrees for Survey researchers
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 3.0
Some College 7.6
Associates Degree 2.7
Bachelors Degree 36.1
Masters Degree 36.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 14.1

Employment Outlook for Survey Researchers

This represents about 16,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more survey researchers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.

Typical Income for Survey Researchers

Hourly Income

On average,survey researchers make $28.82 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Survey researchers $12.35 $18.17 $26.19 $36.75 $48.20
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Social scientists and related workers $20.19 $26.84 $36.19 $47.75 $60.29
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, survey researchers make $59,950 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Survey researchers $25,680 $37,800 $54,470 $76,440 $100,250
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Social scientists and related workers $41,990 $55,840 $75,280 $99,320 $125,400
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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