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Occupation Title: Survey Researchers

Description: Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3022

Sample Job Titles: Research Fellow, Field Interviewer, Research Associate, Research Interviewer, Market Survey Representative, Research Assistant, Survey Director, Telephone Interviewer, Research Methodologist, Study Director

 Salary Chart Survey Researchers

Estimated Total Employment*
2009: 20,300
2010: 17,850
2011: 17,060
2012: 17,370
2013: 17,370

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 5,600
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 15-21%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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