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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: Field Interviewer, Research Associate, Research Fellow, Research Interviewer, Market Survey Representative, Research Assistant, Telephone Interviewer, Survey Director, Research Methodologist, Study Director.

 Salary Chart Survey Researchers

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 21,100
2009: 20,300
2010: 17,850
2011: 17,060
2012: 17,370

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 9,900
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 20-28%

(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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