What does a Field Surveyor do?

Field interviewers perform a range of duties in locations outside of the office to collect and analyze information. They prepare by identifying the scope and objectives of the project to ensure they interview relevant subjects and assemble a diverse group of participants. They conduct interviews, create surveys and questionnaires, perform research, and may execute investigations. They compile and record this information in a database, and then conduct data analysis and produce reports or presentations.

Field interviewers generally have a high school diploma, but additional training or education is helpful. They often complete an internal training program. These positions require strong research capabilities and familiarity with interviewing techniques and practices. Must be proficient with data analytics and comfortable interacting with a large number of people in a range of settings.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
2.8 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Field Surveyor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$47,734 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $48K
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Field Surveyor Career Path

Learn how to become a Field Surveyor, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Field Surveyor Insights

Read what Field Surveyor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Telephone Interviewer
Jul 28, 2020

“Its about before working there..they are not responsible..so i missed my interview..”

Smith CollegeSmith College
Senior Interviewer
Feb 1, 2021

“This was a great chance to check out a potential career path as a student.”

Clear InsightsClear Insights
Telephone Interviewer
May 29, 2021

“Flexible schedule and good for college students”

CoStar GroupCoStar Group
Field Researcher
Oct 15, 2020

“I’ve been working here for 6 years and my last promotion was four years ago.”

Infrastructure and Energy AlternativesInfrastructure and Energy Alternatives
Survey Helper
Jan 18, 2022

“Really good pay and hours”

Mercy CorpsMercy Corps
Field Technologist
Jun 14, 2021

“Opportunity to expand and progress in career”

Vision ResearchVision Research
Telephone Interviewer
Dec 5, 2021

“Hours are unreliable no matter how good you are.”

Field Visiting Officer
May 15, 2021

“Bullied and harassed to within an inch of my life.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a field surveyor

When working as a field surveyor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Responses, Interpersonal and Communication, English, HIPAA Compliance, and Protocols.

The most similar professions to field surveyor are:
  • Office Manager
  • Executive Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Relations

The most common qualifications to become a field surveyor include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.