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Market Research Jobs > Salary by Job Title > Research Analyst 

Research analyst salary at a market research company

Note: The market research salary and compensation survey was conducted online in April 2014 among Quirk’s subscribers. In total we received 3,721 responses. We received 1,746 usable surveys from provider-side researchers (market research company employees) and achieved an interval of 1.53 at the 95 percent confidence level. (Not all respondents answered all questions.) 

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Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 4 $52,500 $1,000 $0 $18,750 $72,250
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 12 $54,833 $1,333 $3,833 $5,000 $65,000
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 8 $46,500 $625 $1,000 $0 $48,125
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 5 $50,200 $1,000 $0 $0 $51,200
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 9 $45,333 $2,111 $667 $111 $48,222
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)      
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 4 $46,250 $0 $0 $0 $46,250
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 6 $63,667 $2,500 $333 $500 $67,000
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 6 $63,000 $1,667 $0 $500 $65,167
Canada 3 $43,000 $667 $0 $0 $43,667
Mexico      
Central and South America 1 $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Eastern Europe      
Western Europe 3 $61,667 $2,667 $0 $1,333 $65,667
Asia      
Middle East      
Africa      
Australia/New Zealand 1 $37,000 $0 $0 $0 $37,000
Average 62 $51,677 $1,355 $1,000 $2,355 $56,387
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 6 $41,667 $1,000 $0 $500 $43,167
$1M - $3M 11 $52,727 $1,909 $545 $91 $55,273
$3M - $6M 5 $57,800 $3,400 $0 $12,000 $73,200
$6M - $10M 5 $54,200 $1,200 $400 $600 $56,400
$10M - $50M 10 $52,600 $1,400 $0 $200 $54,200
$50M - $100M 6 $53,667 $1,000 $7,667 $0 $62,333
$100M - $300M 1 $59,000 $0 $0 $0 $59,000
$300M - $500M 4 $47,250 $500 $0 $19,250 $67,000
$500M - $1 Billion 1 $42,000 $0 $8,000 $0 $50,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 5 $60,800 $600 $0 $0 $61,400
Average 54 $52,444 $1,389 $1,148 $2,704 $57,685
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0            
1 - 2 2 $67,000 $3,500 $0 $37,500 $108,000
3 - 5 8 $48,625 $1,125 $0 $500 $50,250
6 - 10 5 $41,000 $3,400 $1,200 $0 $45,600
11 - 15 6 $59,833 $4,167 $0 $833 $64,833
16  - 25 5 $50,400 $0 $0 $0 $50,400
>25 34 $52,000 $765 $1,647 $1,824 $56,235
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 8 $42,750 $250 $0 $7,625 $50,625
1 - 2 20 $46,750 $1,100 $2,300 $350 $50,500
3 - 5 14 $57,000 $1,286 $714 $0 $59,000
6 - 10 14 $55,357 $1,929 $0 $5,571 $62,857
11 - 15 2 $51,500 $7,500 $3,000 $0 $62,000
16  - 25 1 $51,000 $0 $0 $0 $51,000
>25 1 $103,000 $0 $0 $0 $103,000
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 23 $46,478 $652 $0 $6,043 $53,174
1 - 2 22 $52,500 $1,273 $2,455 $182 $56,409
3 - 5 10 $61,900 $2,400 $200 $200 $64,700
6 - 10 4 $53,500 $500 $0 $250 $54,250
11 - 15 1 $50,000 $15,000 $6,000 $0 $71,000
16  - 25      
>25      
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0%            
< 15%      
15% - 25% 3 $42,667 $0 $0 $19,333 $62,000
26% - 50% 2 $44,500 $8,000 $3,000 $0 $55,500
51% - 75% 10 $53,000 $1,200 $0 $7,700 $61,900
> 75% 45 $52,444 $1,244 $1,244 $244 $55,178
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 55 $50,964 $1,364 $1,127 $2,564 $56,018
1 - 2 4 $59,750 $2,250 $0 $750 $62,750
3 - 5 1 $65,000 $0 $0 $2,000 $67,000
6 - 10      
> 10      
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 1 $39,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $40,000
College graduate 38 $50,132 $1,316 $1,474 $3,658 $56,579
Masters program graduate 20 $55,600 $1,650 $300 $300 $57,850
Ph.D. graduate 1 $51,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $52,000
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 6 $55,000 $2,500 $0 $333 $57,833
No 54 $51,426 $1,278 $1,148 $2,667 $56,519
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 23 $53,261 $2,043 $261 $217 $55,783
Female 37 $50,865 $1,000 $1,514 $3,811 $57,189
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 9 $42,444 $444 $0 $6,444 $49,333
25 - 30 33 $51,182 $1,030 $303 $2,455 $54,970
31 - 35 11 $55,636 $1,455 $4,182 $364 $61,636
36 - 45 4 $58,750 $3,750 $0 $750 $63,250
46 - 55 1 $36,000 $0 $0 $0 $36,000
56 - 65 1 $103,000 $0 $0 $0 $103,000
66+ 1 $50,000 $15,000 $6,000 $0 $71,000
Average 60 $51,783 $1,400 $1,033 $2,433 $56,650