Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

19-3022 Survey Researchers

Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams. Excludes "Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists" (13-1161) and "Statisticians" (15-2041).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
15,410 5.1 % $26.31 $54,730 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $13.98 $23.92 $35.34 $45.71
Annual Wage (2) $19,000 $29,070 $49,760 $73,520 $95,070


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 8,180 1.29 $23.47 $48,810
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,420 0.38 $32.49 $67,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,190 0.10 $26.47 $55,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 780 0.03 $25.04 $52,080
State Government (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $28.35 $58,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 8,180 1.29 $23.47 $48,810
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,420 0.38 $32.49 $67,570
Social Advocacy Organizations 310 0.15 $22.93 $47,690
Grantmaking and Giving Services 150 0.11 $26.22 $54,550
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,190 0.10 $26.47 $55,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $37.94 $78,920
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $35.61 $74,080
Educational Support Services (8) (8) $33.04 $68,710
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,420 0.38 $32.49 $67,570
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 $31.79 $66,120


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 2,670 0.47 4.15 $19.61 $40,800
Texas 1,720 0.15 1.34 $24.48 $50,920
California 1,570 0.10 0.91 $29.75 $61,880
Maryland 800 0.31 2.74 $35.90 $74,670
Illinois 700 0.12 1.07 $27.12 $56,410



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 580 0.86 7.58 $40.86 $85,000
Pennsylvania 2,670 0.47 4.15 $19.61 $40,800
Connecticut 550 0.34 2.95 $35.41 $73,660
Maryland 800 0.31 2.74 $35.90 $74,670
West Virginia 220 0.30 2.66 $10.52 $21,880



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 580 0.86 7.58 $40.86 $85,000
New Jersey 460 0.12 1.05 $37.61 $78,230
Virginia 280 0.08 0.68 $36.05 $74,980
Maryland 800 0.31 2.74 $35.90 $74,670
Connecticut 550 0.34 2.95 $35.41 $73,660




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 710 0.30 2.60 $38.54 $80,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.16 1.39 $30.43 $63,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 630 0.17 1.47 $27.32 $56,830
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 440 1.03 9.03 $35.50 $73,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.67 $29.67 $61,720
Baton Rouge, LA 300 0.78 6.88 $21.10 $43,890
Baltimore-Towson, MD 300 0.23 2.01 $23.71 $49,320
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 290 0.25 2.23 (8) (8)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 290 1.28 11.18 $43.53 $90,540
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.26 2.30 $25.37 $52,760



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 290 1.28 11.18 $43.53 $90,540
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 440 1.03 9.03 $35.50 $73,850
Baton Rouge, LA 300 0.78 6.88 $21.10 $43,890
Lincoln, NE 110 0.62 5.46 $25.30 $52,630
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 210 0.50 4.37 $32.99 $68,610
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.46 4.07 $25.67 $53,400
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.39 3.44 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 710 0.30 2.60 $38.54 $80,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.26 2.30 $25.37 $52,760
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 290 0.25 2.23 (8) (8)



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 290 1.28 11.18 $43.53 $90,540
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.12 1.07 $38.81 $80,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 710 0.30 2.60 $38.54 $80,160
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 440 1.03 9.03 $35.50 $73,850
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $34.88 $72,550
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.53 $34.71 $72,190
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 150 0.11 0.98 $34.30 $71,350
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 210 0.50 4.37 $32.99 $68,610
Columbus, OH 50 0.05 0.41 $32.30 $67,180
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $32.06 $66,670


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015