Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

19-3022 Survey Researchers

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. Excludes "Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists" (13-1161) and "Statisticians" (15-2041).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
17,850 3.6 % $20.89 $43,450 4.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.97 $11.49 $17.33 $26.82 $37.52
Annual Wage (2) $18,660 $23,900 $36,050 $55,780 $78,030


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 7,870 1.36 $17.75 $36,930
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,820 0.46 $30.72 $63,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,730 0.28 $18.84 $39,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,210 0.04 $21.19 $44,080
State Government (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $27.61 $57,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 7,870 1.36 $17.75 $36,930
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,820 0.46 $30.72 $63,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,730 0.28 $18.84 $39,180
Social Advocacy Organizations 350 0.18 $23.11 $48,080
Grantmaking and Giving Services 190 0.16 $21.94 $45,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,820 0.46 $30.72 $63,900
State Government (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $27.61 $57,440
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $27.30 $56,790
Social Advocacy Organizations 350 0.18 $23.11 $48,080
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $23.08 $48,000


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 2,180 0.40 2.83 $13.06 $27,150
Maryland 1,440 0.59 4.17 $33.52 $69,730
California 1,370 0.10 0.70 $22.97 $47,770
Florida 1,210 0.17 1.21 $13.38 $27,830
New York 1,150 0.14 0.98 $27.08 $56,330




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 480 0.75 5.36 $34.75 $72,280
Maryland 1,440 0.59 4.17 $33.52 $69,730
Utah 510 0.45 3.18 $15.11 $31,430
Pennsylvania 2,180 0.40 2.83 $13.06 $27,150
Connecticut 460 0.29 2.04 $25.13 $52,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 480 0.75 5.36 $34.75 $72,280
Maryland 1,440 0.59 4.17 $33.52 $69,730
Ohio 310 0.06 0.45 $29.93 $62,250
Oregon 100 0.07 0.46 $29.35 $61,050
Washington 100 0.04 0.26 $29.05 $60,430

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.70 4.96 $12.45 $25,900
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.99 14.14 $39.43 $82,010
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 930 0.26 1.88 $18.04 $37,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.15 1.10 $24.85 $51,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 750 0.33 2.34 $30.53 $63,510
Pittsburgh, PA 640 0.59 4.20 $14.24 $29,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.14 0.99 $23.64 $49,180
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 460 0.23 1.64 $20.83 $43,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 360 0.22 1.57 $25.74 $53,550
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 300 0.70 4.98 $31.94 $66,440




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logan, UT-ID 120 2.55 18.13 (8) (8)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.99 14.14 $39.43 $82,010
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 300 0.70 4.98 $31.94 $66,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.70 4.96 $12.45 $25,900
Montgomery, AL 100 0.66 4.69 $11.42 $23,760
Durham, NC 160 0.62 4.39 $28.21 $58,680
Pittsburgh, PA 640 0.59 4.20 $14.24 $29,610
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.47 3.31 $15.51 $32,260
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 180 0.44 3.13 $20.99 $43,650
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 60 0.40 2.81 $15.02 $31,230




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.99 14.14 $39.43 $82,010
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 60 0.06 0.41 $33.67 $70,020
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 300 0.70 4.98 $31.94 $66,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.37 $31.20 $64,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 750 0.33 2.34 $30.53 $63,510
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.88 $30.14 $62,690
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $29.40 $61,140
Durham, NC 160 0.62 4.39 $28.21 $58,680
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.11 $58,470
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 80 0.08 0.56 $26.71 $55,550


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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