• Survey Researchers
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 69,620
    $39,650 range bar $120,440
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Survey researchers plan, develop, or conduct surveys. They may analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording.

What do they typically do

  • Direct and review the work of staff members, including survey support staff and interviewers who gather survey data
  • Support, plan, and coordinate operations for single or multiple surveys
  • Produce documentation of the questionnaire development process, data collection methods, sampling designs, and decisions about sample statistical weighting
  • Conduct surveys and collect data through interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, literature reviews, and file reviews
  • Prepare and present summaries and analyses of survey data, including tables, graphs, and fact sheets that describe survey techniques and results
  • Consult with clients to identify survey needs and specific requirements such as special samples
  • Determine and specify details of survey projects, including sources of information, procedures to be used, and design of survey instruments and materials
  • Collaborate with other researchers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of surveys

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.4%
Job Opening 44

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Data Analyst, Field Interviewer, Market Survey Representative, Methodologist, Public Opinion Analyst, Research Associate, Research Interviewer, Survey Research Consultant, Telephone Interviewer
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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a graduate degree like a master's, Ph.D., M.D., or law degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA

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