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Survey Researchers

Job Information

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.


  • Market and survey researchers can enter the occupation with a bachelor's degree, but those with a master's or Ph.D. in marketing or a social science should enjoy the best opportunities.
  • Researchers need strong quantitative skills and, increasingly, knowledge of conducting web-based surveys.
  • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $40,150/yr ($20.08/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Masters