Field interviewer - Salary and Career
Interviewers and census takers

Field interviewer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They apply questionnaires and research scripts, In the case of the social interviewer, forms are applied, carry out public opinion interviews, collect prices of goods and services, apply instruments for market research, register informants, fill out forms, carry out interviews and field activities, verify consistency of information and participate in the planning of field activities.

How much does an Field interviewer earn

A Field interviewer earns between $1.106 and $2.772 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.453 and a median salary of $1.244 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 4.449 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Field interviewer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.453 17.439 363 7
1º Quartile 1.106 13.277 277 5
Median Salary 1.244 14.931 311 6
3º Quartile 2.114 25.369 529 10
Higher Salary 2.772 33.264 693 13

Professional job categories

  • Administrative services workers
    • customer service workers
      • interviewers, census takers
        • interviewers and census takers

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Main workplaces

Interviewers and census takers the positions of this CBO family can exercise their functions in institutions, companies and organizations of sample research, opinion, market, products and services, prices, among others. Generally, they work as self-employed or self-employed. In the case of the social interviewer, the position of employee with a formal contract, or access via public tender, predominates. They work predominantly as a team, under permanent supervision, in the open, at irregular hours, in the form of face-to-face work. In the case of the social interviewer, the work is carried out under occasional supervision, predominantly indoors and during the day.

What does it take to work in the field of Interviewers and census takers

These occupations are performed by workers with completed high school education, and there is no requirement for qualification courses and time of professional experience. In the case of the social interviewer, in addition to the specifications listed above, a basic course of up to 200 hours is required.

Functions and activities of Field interviewer

Interviewers and census takers must:

  • participate in field activity planning;
  • prepare data for analysis;
  • prepare data for analysis;
  • check information consistency;
  • applying questionnaires and research scripts;
  • interview the responsible family;
  • collect prices of goods and services;
  • apply an instrument for market research;
  • interview the family manager;
  • perform screening;
  • interview the family leader;
  • conduct public opinion interviews;
  • apply market research instrument;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform public opinion interviews;
  • apply questionnaires and research scripts;
  • apply a market research instrument;
  • register informants and families;

  • Activities

    • identify with the interviewee/family responsible;
    • apply statistical programs;
    • create charts;
    • demonstrate objectivity in data collection;
    • register new companies and new constructions;
    • participate in the elaboration of the data collection instrument;
    • identify the family's demand;
    • filling in a questionnaire/form manually and digitally;
    • apply product acceptance test;
    • verify registration;
    • indicate exclusion and changes in registrations;
    • select the appropriate form;
    • show good diction;
    • apply a brand loyalty questionnaire;
    • identify correspondent in the company (institution and domicile);
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • perform research and data collection, by telephone;
    • receive training to carry out the research;
    • serve traditional and specific population groups (indigenous villages, quilombolas, people without documents , among others);
    • demonstrate credibility;
    • identify the family leader based on documents;
    • clarify the research objective;
    • inform supervision about changes in products and services collected;
    • collect socioeconomic information, on companies, institutions and households;
    • correct information raised;
    • look for an interviewee according to the research profile;
    • forward to competent bodies, if necessary;
    • clarify doubts;
    • clearing doubts regarding the research;
    • show a sense of organization;
    • act with perseverance;
    • schedule a home interview;
    • clarify the rf objectives of the single registration;
    • check the interviewee's suitability for the research objectives;
    • guide rf on social programs and public policies;
    • interview families in households, institutions/reception facilities, external locations, communities;
    • collecting sociodemographic information in households;
    • complete the research schedule;
    • check calculations;
    • check collection instruments;
    • show legibility of spelling;
    • estimate trends;
    • maintain punctuality;
    • organize information and documents for internal control;
    • check the veracity of the rf's information during home visits;
    • contact informants to check price changes;
    • apply pricing forms in companies;
    • quantify product consumption;
    • show cordiality in dealing with people;
    • identify the family composition;
    • perform an active search for families;
    • clarify the purpose of the research;
    • apply a consumer satisfaction survey questionnaire;
    • instituting respondent about self-completion of the questionnaire;
    • suggest changes to questionnaires;
    • organize database;
    • apply a market potential research questionnaire;
    • register households;
    • perform audience research;
    • demonstrate ability to communicate;
    • check the consistency of the answer;
    • collect price information, electronically;
    • control product specification;
    • indicate deletion and changes in registrations;
    • apply price forms in companies;
    • checking the interviewee's suitability for the research objectives;
    • identify the family situation;
    • schedule interviews;
    • serve families;
    • table data from specific research;
    • identify with the interviewee/family guardian;
    • retrieve unfilled information;
    • demonstrate discernment;
    • apply an opinion questionnaire;
    • record with confidence;
    • design tables;
    • show patience;
    • apply statistical calculations;
    • participate in joint efforts and itinerant actions;
    • replace sampled households and informants;
    • search for an interviewee according to the research profile;
    • update family registration;
    • assist in obtaining data;
    • demonstrate impartiality;
    • organize the research script;
    • collect prices in commerce;
    • check data;
    • apply the questionnaire pre-test;
    • demonstrate notions of microcomputing;
    • collecting socioeconomic information on companies, institutions and households;
    • apply a survey questionnaire for the image of products and services;
    • check for filling errors in questionnaires/forms;
    • perform in-depth interview;
    • compare prices and collection data;
    • apply a questionnaire to survey the image of products and services;
    • encode information;
    • recognize the geographical area designated for the survey;
    • register families;

    Sectors that hire Field interviewer the most in the job market

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    • market and public opinion research
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    • business management consulting activities
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    • combined office and administrative support services

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