Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

19-3022 Survey Researchers

Design or conduct surveys. May supervise interviewers who conduct the survey in person or over the telephone. May present survey results to client. Exclude "Statisticians" (15-2041), "Economists" (19-3011), "Market Research Analysts" (19-3021), and "Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan" (43-4111).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,300 6.2 % $15.61 $32,470 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.37 $8.65 $12.97 $20.53 $27.31
Annual Wage (2) $15,340 $17,990 $26,990 $42,700 $56,800

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other professional and technical services 8,830 $12.97 $26,980
Scientific research and development services 1,980 $19.97 $41,550
Management and technical consulting services 970 $18.06 $37,560
Colleges and universities 850 $21.19 $44,070
State government (OES designation) 690 $24.52 $51,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Advertising and related services (7) $28.64 $59,570
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 40 $26.75 $55,630
State government (OES designation) 690 $24.52 $51,000
Colleges and universities 850 $21.19 $44,070
Local government (OES designation) 80 $20.12 $41,850

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Utah 710 $8.57 $17,820 0.068%
Idaho 320 $8.42 $17,510 0.057%
District of Columbia 290 $19.99 $41,570 0.049%
Connecticut 420 $18.69 $38,870 0.026%
Arkansas 280 $9.50 $19,760 0.025%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 930 $25.27 $52,560 0.011%
Oregon 180 $21.81 $45,360 0.012%
New Jersey 480 $21.76 $45,250 0.012%
Massachusetts 260 $20.51 $42,660 0.008%
District of Columbia 290 $19.99 $41,570 0.049%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Topeka, KS MSA 100 $17.32 $36,030 0.104%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 270 $9.46 $19,680 0.090%
Montgomery, AL MSA 130 $11.29 $23,480 0.085%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 300 $29.58 $61,530 0.068%
Toledo, OH MSA 190 $14.20 $29,540 0.063%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 150 $33.76 $70,220 0.004%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 300 $29.58 $61,530 0.068%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA (7) $26.45 $55,020 (7)
Orange County, CA PMSA (7) $25.15 $52,320 (7)
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 190 $24.40 $50,740 0.031%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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