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Survey Researchers
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 554

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $21.78 - $40.06

Typical Annual Salary: $45,300 - $83,300

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Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Support, plan, and coordinate operations for single or multiple surveys.
  • Collaborate with other researchers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of surveys.
  • Consult with clients to identify survey needs and specific requirements, such as special samples.
  • Conduct surveys and collect data, using methods such as interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, literature reviews, and file reviews.
  • Direct and review the work of staff members, including survey support staff and interviewers who gather survey data.
  • Determine and specify details of survey projects, including sources of information, procedures to be used, and the design of survey instruments and materials.
  • Prepare and present summaries and analyses of survey data, including tables, graphs, and fact sheets that describe survey techniques and results.
  • Produce documentation of the questionnaire development process, data collection methods, sampling designs, and decisions related to sample statistical weighting.
  • Monitor and evaluate survey progress and performance, using sample disposition reports and response rate calculations.
  • Analyze data from surveys, old records, or case studies, using statistical software.

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  • Personal computers
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