The median annual wage of survey researchers was $36,050 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $18,660, and the top 10 percent earned more than $78,030.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of survey researchers in May 2010 were as follows:
|Scientific research and development services||$61,140|
|Management, scientific, and technical consulting services||34,100|
|Other professional, scientific, and technical services|
(includes market research and public opinion polling)
Most survey researchers work full time during regular business hours.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition