This occupation has a moderate probability of automation.

23.0% probability

of automation

0.9% growth

projected to 2026

14,600 employed

currently in the US

$59,950 annual wage

US, median ($28.82 hourly)

What they do

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).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 23.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 215 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 14,600 people have this job. They earn $59,950 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $875,270,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $28.82.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 0.9% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 14,700 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).