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Market Research Jobs > Salary by Job Title > Owner/Partner 

Owner/Partner - 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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Market research salaries by job title

Owner/partner salary and compensation by:

Industry Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Advertising/Public Relations 2 $75,000 $0 $154,500 $12,000 $241,500
Agriculture
Automotive
Banking/Financial
Building Materials/Products
Computer Hardware/Software
Construction/Housing
Consulting 2 $175,000 $0 $50,000 $15,000 $240,000
Consumer Goods
Education
Entertainment
Food/Beverage
Government
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals 1 $125,000 $0 $40,000 $0 $165,000
Hospitality (hotels, restaurants, etc.)
Insurance
Manufacturing
Media/Publishing/Information 2 $89,500 $0 $0 $0 $89,500
Non-Profits
Retail
Technology/IT/Web 1 $130,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $145,000
Telecommunications
Transportation
Travel
Utilities/Energy
Other 2 $31,000 $0 $0 $47,500 $78,500
Average 10 $99,600 $0 $44,900 $16,400 $160,900
Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 1 $175,000 $0 $0 $0 $175,000
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 4 $118,750 $0 $112,250 $13,500 $244,500
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) 1 $52,000 $0 $0 $95,000 $147,000
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2 $80,000 $0 $0 $0 $80,000
Canada
Mexico
Central and South America
Eastern Europe
Western Europe
Asia 1 $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
Middle East 1 $130,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $145,000
Africa
Australia/New Zealand
Average 10 $99,600 $0 $44,900 $16,400 $160,900
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 6 $110,667 $0 $23,333 $5,000 $139,000
$1M - $3M 3 $79,000 $0 $71,333 $44,667 $195,000
$3M - $6M 1 $95,000 $0 $95,000 $0 $190,000
$6M - $10M
$10M - $50M
$50M - $100M
$100M - $300M
$300M - $500M
$500M - $1 Billion
>$1 Billion US dollars
Average 10 $99,600 $0 $44,900 $16,400 $160,900
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 4 $133,750 $0 $78,500 $17,250 $229,500
1 - 2 4 $101,250 $0 $33,750 $0 $135,000
3 - 5 1 $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
6 - 10
11 - 15
16  - 25
>25 1 $52,000 $0 $0 $95,000 $147,000
Average 10 $99,600 $0 $44,900 $16,400 $160,900
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year
1 - 2
3 - 5 1 $130,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $145,000
6 - 10 1 $55,000 $0 $214,000 $24,000 $293,000
11 - 15 3 $36,333 $0 $31,667 $0 $68,000
16  - 25 3 $158,333 $0 $46,667 $10,000 $215,000
>25 1 $52,000 $0 $0 $95,000 $147,000
Average 9 $91,222 $0 $49,889 $18,222 $159,333
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year
1 - 2
3 - 5 2 $70,000 $0 $0 $7,500 $77,500
6 - 10 2 $75,000 $0 $154,500 $12,000 $241,500
11 - 15 4 $82,750 $0 $10,000 $23,750 $116,500
16  - 25 1 $200,000 $0 $100,000 $30,000 $330,000
>25
Average 9 $91,222 $0 $49,889 $18,222 $159,333
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 1 $130,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $145,000
< 15% 2 $32,500 $0 $107,000 $12,000 $151,500
15% - 25% 2 $73,500 $0 $47,500 $47,500 $168,500
26% - 50% 3 $109,667 $0 $46,667 $10,000 $166,333
51% - 75%
> 75% 1 $150,000 $0 $0 $0 $150,000
Average 9 $91,222 $0 $49,889 $18,222 $159,333
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 5 $132,000 $0 $28,000 $6,000 $166,000
1 - 2
3 - 5
6 - 10 2 $67,000 $0 $0 $7,500 $74,500
> 10 3 $67,333 $0 $103,000 $39,667 $210,000
Average 10 $99,600 $0 $44,900 $16,400 $160,900
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate
College graduate 3 $39,000 $0 $71,333 $39,667 $150,000
Masters program graduate 4 $121,000 $0 $25,000 $11,250 $157,250
Ph.D. graduate 2 $110,000 $0 $67,500 $0 $177,500
Average 9 $91,222 $0 $49,889 $18,222 $159,333
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 2 $28,000 $0 $0 $47,500 $75,500
No 7 $109,286 $0 $64,143 $9,857 $183,286
Average 9 $91,222 $0 $49,889 $18,222 $159,333
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 4 $78,500 $0 $63,500 $9,750 $151,750
Female 5 $101,400 $0 $39,000 $25,000 $165,400
Average 9 $91,222 $0 $49,889 $18,222 $159,333
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25
25 - 30
31 - 35
36 - 45
46 - 55 7 $98,857 $0 $58,429 $23,429 $180,714
56 - 65 2 $64,500 $0 $20,000 $0 $84,500
66+
Average 9 $91,222 $0 $49,889 $18,222 $159,333

*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