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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. Includes social scientist who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.

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*
2010: 17,850
2011: 17,060
2012: 17,370
2013: 17,370
2014: 15,410

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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