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Senior research analyst 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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Senior research analyst salary by:

Industry Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Advertising/Public Relations 3 $67,000 $2,333 $0 $1,000 $70,333
Agriculture
Automotive 3 $96,333 $5,667 $333 $333 $102,667
Banking/Financial 11 $84,909 $8,636 $91 $0 $93,636
Building Materials/Products
Computer Hardware/Software 4 $73,250 $500 $250 $1,000 $75,000
Construction/Housing
Consulting 1 $85,000 $70,000 $0 $1,000 $156,000
Consumer Goods 14 $83,143 $3,500 $1,357 $1,000 $89,000
Education 2 $69,000 $0 $0 $0 $69,000
Entertainment 2 $87,500 $0 $1,500 $0 $89,000
Food/Beverage 5 $77,600 $3,400 $0 $400 $81,400
Government 4 $52,500 $0 $0 $2,000 $54,500
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals 9 $77,111 $4,111 $1,111 $0 $82,333
Hospitality (hotels, restaurants, etc.) 1 $80,000 $0 $0 $0 $80,000
Insurance 15 $85,600 $7,867 $5,400 $133 $99,000
Manufacturing 9 $76,333 $2,778 $0 $444 $79,556
Media/Publishing/Information 3 $54,333 $333 $0 $0 $54,667
Non-Profits 6 $70,333 $333 $833 $0 $71,500
Retail 7 $71,714 $1,286 $2,714 $0 $75,714
Technology/IT/Web 3 $87,667 $3,000 $3,333 $0 $94,000
Telecommunications 2 $93,500 $8,500 $0 $53,000 $155,000
Transportation 1 $90,000 $0 $0 $0 $90,000
Travel 4 $58,750 $0 $2,500 $2,250 $63,500
Utilities/Energy 7 $93,143 $6,857 $429 $0 $100,429
Other 6 $67,000 $5,333 $167 $500 $73,000
Average 122 $78,180 $4,549 $1,344 $1,287 $85,361
Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 5 $89,400 $4,600 $0 $600 $94,600
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 12 $85,917 $4,667 $833 $0 $91,417
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 30 $75,967 $3,767 $833 $467 $81,033
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 22 $89,636 $6,500 $45 $5,045 $101,227
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 15 $70,267 $2,000 $5,667 $67 $78,000
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2 $68,000 $4,000 $0 $0 $72,000
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 8 $85,625 $4,875 $1,375 $875 $92,750
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 7 $70,571 $4,857 $571 $0 $76,000
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 13 $88,308 $8,154 $1,385 $77 $97,923
Canada 1 $62,000 $0 $0 $0 $62,000
Mexico
Central and South America 1 $19,000 $0 $0 $7,000 $26,000
Eastern Europe 1 $13,000 $1,000 $0 $1,000 $15,000
Western Europe
Asia 2 $13,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $14,000
Middle East
Africa 1 $32,000 $0 $0 $3,000 $35,000
Australia/New Zealand 2 $70,000 $0 $5,000 $4,500 $79,500
Average 122 $78,180 $4,549 $1,344 $1,287 $85,361
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 1 $70,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $80,000
$1M - $3M 3 $97,333 $3,000 $667 $0 $101,000
$3M - $6M 1 $74,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $76,000
$6M - $10M 1 $66,000 $0 $0 $0 $66,000
$10M - $50M 7 $63,286 $2,143 $1,714 $2,143 $69,286
$50M - $100M 2 $78,500 $35,000 $0 $1,000 $114,500
$100M - $300M 11 $72,273 $2,364 $455 $91 $75,182
$300M - $500M 11 $78,636 $1,636 $1,364 $636 $82,273
$500M - $1 Billion 15 $75,933 $3,933 $133 $467 $80,467
>$1 Billion US dollars 55 $85,873 $5,418 $2,273 $2,109 $95,673
Average 107 $80,598 $4,738 $1,505 $1,383 $88,224
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0
1 - 2 23 $76,304 $2,696 $4,000 $696 $83,696
3 - 5 38 $75,605 $2,658 $1,158 $632 $80,053
6 - 10 16 $84,625 $6,250 $375 $63 $91,313
11 - 15 15 $76,067 $2,533 $267 $0 $78,867
16  - 25 9 $75,889 $12,778 $333 $556 $89,556
>25 18 $85,000 $6,333 $833 $6,111 $98,278
Average 119 $78,454 $4,454 $1,378 $1,311 $85,597
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 2 $68,000 $3,500 $6,500 $0 $78,000
1 - 2 3 $69,333 $4,333 $0 $0 $73,667
3 - 5 17 $69,824 $3,059 $4,765 $294 $77,941
6 - 10 40 $71,450 $3,525 $175 $675 $75,825
11 - 15 26 $80,500 $5,115 $846 $654 $87,115
16  - 25 23 $92,652 $6,696 $1,478 $4,652 $105,478
>25 8 $90,375 $3,750 $875 $0 $95,000
Average 119 $78,454 $4,454 $1,378 $1,311 $85,597
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 20 $85,350 $5,650 $200 $700 $91,900
1 - 2 32 $73,469 $2,906 $750 $563 $77,688
3 - 5 29 $79,345 $5,103 $3,414 $310 $88,172
6 - 10 19 $71,211 $1,737 $1,211 $5,632 $79,789
11 - 15 7 $68,857 $3,571 $143 $1,000 $73,571
16  - 25 8 $99,500 $10,875 $1,625 $125 $112,125
>25 3 $92,000 $10,333 $0 $0 $102,333
Average 118 $78,525 $4,492 $1,390 $1,322 $85,729
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 1 $70,000 $0 $13,000 $0 $83,000
< 15% 2 $91,000 $4,000 $0 $0 $95,000
15% - 25% 6 $77,333 $4,167 $2,833 $667 $85,000
26% - 50% 17 $88,941 $5,176 $588 $471 $95,176
51% - 75% 27 $78,259 $3,963 $556 $481 $83,259
> 75% 66 $75,682 $4,576 $1,652 $1,985 $83,894
Average 119 $78,454 $4,454 $1,378 $1,311 $85,597
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 95 $79,621 $4,695 $1,589 $1,453 $87,358
1 - 2 21 $72,762 $2,762 $571 $857 $76,952
3 - 5 3 $81,333 $8,667 $333 $0 $90,333
6 - 10
> 10
Average 119 $78,454 $4,454 $1,378 $1,311 $85,597
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate
College graduate 55 $75,891 $4,327 $1,236 $400 $81,855
Masters program graduate 59 $79,729 $4,102 $1,627 $2,271 $87,729
Ph.D. graduate 5 $91,600 $10,000 $0 $0 $101,600
Average 119 $78,454 $4,454 $1,378 $1,311 $85,597
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 28 $77,821 $3,929 $429 $4,036 $86,214
No 91 $78,648 $4,615 $1,670 $473 $85,407
Average 119 $78,454 $4,454 $1,378 $1,311 $85,597
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 37 $81,973 $4,162 $1,054 $3,459 $90,649
Female 82 $76,866 $4,585 $1,524 $341 $83,317
Average 119 $78,454 $4,454 $1,378 $1,311 $85,597
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 1 $74,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $76,000
25 - 30 25 $69,920 $1,320 $3,400 $440 $75,080
31 - 35 27 $70,185 $5,926 $74 $815 $77,000
36 - 45 33 $78,818 $3,697 $1,667 $485 $84,667
46 - 55 23 $89,217 $4,565 $739 $4,609 $99,130
56 - 65 9 $97,889 $10,333 $556 $111 $108,889
66+ 1 $85,000 $15,000 $0 $0 $100,000
Average 119 $78,454 $4,454 $1,378 $1,311 $85,597

*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.