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Survey Researchers in California

Want to work in California as a Survey Researcher? Read this first!

6.3% Jobs Projection
$63,810 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Survey Researchers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Survey Researchers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Survey Researchers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Survey Researchers Work in California?

There were approximately 780 workers employed as Survey Researchers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,120 Survey Researchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 340 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Survey Researchers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 190 Survey Researchers working in it, which means California has more Survey Researchers than average.

Survey Researchers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Survey Researchers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.1%.

Job Projections for Survey Researchers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 160 annual Survey Researchers job openings in California, and 1,700 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 14,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Survey Researchers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Survey Researchers ranged from $29,220 to $124,770 with $63,810 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.05 to $59.98. The median hourly rate was $30.68.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.21 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.47.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Survey Researchers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Survey Researchers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Survey Researchers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 $61,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 200 $70,860

Top States for Survey Researchers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Survey Researchers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Illinois 1,590 $58,370
California 780 $63,810
Massachusetts 730 $59,760
New York 710 $74,760
Maryland 590 $86,130
Pennsylvania 510 $58,750
New Jersey 480 $69,620
Florida 470 $0
Texas 430 $57,970
Louisiana 420 $43,030
North Carolina 350 $75,030
Virginia 330 $52,750
Connecticut 310 $44,940
Nebraska 260 $25,090
Utah 260 $46,620
Michigan 240 $55,840
Arizona 210 $45,180
Tennessee 190 $43,740
District of Columbia 180 $59,240
Missouri 160 $50,130

Below are the states where Survey Researchers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $86,130
North Carolina $75,030
New York $74,760
New Jersey $69,620
Colorado $69,150
Oregon $64,780
Delaware $63,890
California $63,810
Wyoming $60,910
Massachusetts $59,760


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