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Market Research Jobs > Salary by Job Title > Account Executive/Manager 

Account executive salary - corporate side of market research

Note: The market research salary and compensation survey was conducted online from May 12 to June 9, 2015 among Quirk’s subscribers. In total we received 3,043 responses. We received 1,057 usable surveys from client-side researchers (corporate market research) and 1,496 usable surveys from provider-side researchers (market research company employees). An interval (margin of error) of 1.7 at the 95 percent confidence level was achieved. (Not all respondents answered all questions.)

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Industry Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Advertising/Public Relations
Agriculture
Automotive
Banking/Financial 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
Building Materials/Products
Computer Hardware/Software
Construction/Housing
Consulting
Consumer Goods
Education
Entertainment
Food/Beverage
Government
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals 1 $45,000 $23,000 $0 $0 $68,000
Hospitality (hotels, restaurants, etc.)
Insurance
Manufacturing
Media/Publishing/Information
Non-Profits
Retail
Technology/IT/Web
Telecommunications
Transportation
Travel
Utilities/Energy
Other 2 $75,000 $8,000 $0 $0 $83,000
Average 4 $68,750 $10,250 $0 $0 $79,000
Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 1 $75,000 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 1 $45,000 $23,000 $0 $0 $68,000
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1 $75,000 $16,000 $0 $0 $91,000
Canada
Mexico
Central and South America
Eastern Europe
Western Europe 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
Asia
Middle East
Africa
Australia/New Zealand
Average 4 $68,750 $10,250 $0 $0 $79,000
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars
$1M - $3M
$3M - $6M 1 $45,000 $23,000 $0 $0 $68,000
$6M - $10M
$10M - $50M
$50M - $100M
$100M - $300M 1 $75,000 $16,000 $0 $0 $91,000
$300M - $500M
$500M - $1 Billion
>$1 Billion US dollars 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0
1 - 2 1 $45,000 $23,000 $0 $0 $68,000
3 - 5
6 - 10
11 - 15
16  - 25
>25 2 $77,500 $9,000 $0 $0 $86,500
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 1 $45,000 $23,000 $0 $0 $68,000
1 - 2
3 - 5
6 - 10 1 $75,000 $16,000 $0 $0 $91,000
11 - 15 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
16  - 25
>25
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year
1 - 2 1 $45,000 $23,000 $0 $0 $68,000
3 - 5 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
6 - 10 1 $75,000 $16,000 $0 $0 $91,000
11 - 15
16  - 25
>25
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 1 $45,000 $23,000 $0 $0 $68,000
< 15% 1 $75,000 $16,000 $0 $0 $91,000
15% - 25%
26% - 50% 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
51% - 75%
> 75%
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 1 $45,000 $23,000 $0 $0 $68,000
1 - 2
3 - 5
6 - 10 2 $77,500 $9,000 $0 $0 $86,500
> 10
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate
College graduate 2 $60,000 $19,500 $0 $0 $79,500
Masters program graduate 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
Ph.D. graduate
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes
No 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 2 $62,500 $12,500 $0 $0 $75,000
Female 1 $75,000 $16,000 $0 $0 $91,000
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25
25 - 30 2 $60,000 $19,500 $0 $0 $79,500
31 - 35 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
36 - 45
46 - 55
56 - 65
66+
Average 3 $66,667 $13,667 $0 $0 $80,333

*Bonus was defined as bonus or comission for 2014 in US dollars.

*Dividends was defined as compensation in the form of dividends, stock options or profit sharing in US dollars for 2014.

*Other was defined as annual value of other compensation (company car, health club membership, mobile phone etc.) in US dollars.