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Public Opinion Researchers


Starting salaries vary according to the skill and experience of the applicant, the nature of the position, and the size of the company. Survey researchers earned a median salary of $59,170 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Earnings ranged from less than $32,150 to $108,860 or more. Those in academic positions may earn somewhat less than their counterparts in the business community, but federal government salaries are competitive with those in the private sector.

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