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Research analyst salary at a market research company

Note: The market research salary and compensation survey was conducted online in April 2013 among Quirk’s subscribers. In total we received 3,539 responses. We received 1,760 usable surveys from provider-side researchers (market research company employees) and achieved an interval of 2.2 at the 95 percent confidence level. (Not all respondents answered all questions.)  

For a complete survey results follow the link below:
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Region in which employee is located Count Base Bonus Other Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 7 $48,714 $3,500   $52,214
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 14 $50,500 $2,929 $3,000 $56,429
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 10 $49,800 $3,600   $53,400
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 3 $41,667 $2,500   $44,167
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 7 $54,714 $4,000 $1,000 $59,714
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)          
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 6 $53,333 $1,750 $4,500 $59,583
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 7 $51,143 $3,250   $54,393
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 7 $69,286 $6,800 $5,500 $81,586
Canada 6 $47,167 $2,000   $49,167
Mexico          
Central and South America          
Eastern Europe 1 $1,000 $2,000 $1,000 $4,000
Western Europe 3 $40,667     $40,667
Asia 2 $61,000 $13,000 $12,000 $86,000
Middle East          
Africa          
Australia/New Zealand          
Average 73 $51,301 $4,038 $5,444 $60,783

 

Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Other Total
< $1 Million US dollars 9 $36,667 $3,000 $1,000 $40,667
$1M - $3M 13 $49,615 $2,938 $10,000 $62,553
$3M - $6M 8 $54,875 $4,000   $58,875
$6M - $10M 7 $53,714 $2,667   $56,381
$10M - $50M 13 $57,077 $4,818 $5,750 $67,645
$50M - $100M 12 $49,917 $2,667 $4,000 $56,583
$100M - $300M 4 $56,250 $6,000 $1,000 $63,250
$300M - $500M 2 $71,500 $6,500   $78,000
$500M - $1 Billion 1 $62,000     $62,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 1 $72,000 $10,000 $10,000 $92,000
Average 70 $51,900 $4,064 $5,444 $61,409

 

Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Other Total
0          
1 - 2 3 $44,333 $5,000   $49,333
3 - 5 9 $51,222 $3,417 $10,000 $64,639
6 - 10 2 $38,000 $5,000   $43,000
11 - 15 9 $45,444 $2,333   $47,778
16  - 25 7 $55,571 $3,500   $59,071
>25 40 $54,125 $4,458 $4,875 $63,458
Average 70 $51,900 $4,064 $5,444 $61,409

 

Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Other Total
< 1 year 5 $42,200 $1,000   $43,200
1 - 2 24 $44,750 $3,042 $1,000 $48,792
3 - 5 24 $52,417 $4,000 $4,600 $61,017
6 - 10 14 $63,929 $5,556 $14,000 $83,484
11 - 15 2 $55,000     $55,000
16  - 25 1 $85,000 $10,000 $10,000 $105,000
>25          
Average 70 $51,900 $4,064 $5,444 $61,409

 

Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Other Total
0%          
< 15%          
15% - 25% 1 $86,000 $12,000   $98,000
26% - 50% 10 $54,600 $5,000 $5,000 $64,600
51% - 75% 15 $52,067 $5,800 $8,500 $66,367
> 75% 44 $50,455 $3,100 $4,500 $58,055
Average 70 $51,900 $4,064 $5,444 $61,409

 

Number of Employees Supervised Count Base Bonus Other Total
0 (None) 53 $50,642 $3,404 $4,000 $58,045
1 - 2 12 $55,000 $3,556 $7,000 $65,556
3 - 5 3 $59,667 $8,000 $1,000 $68,667
6 - 10 2 $55,000 $11,000 $14,000 $80,000
> 10          
Average 70 $51,900 $4,064 $5,444 $61,409

 

Highest Degree Achieved Count Base Bonus Other Total
High-school graduate          
College graduate 37 $49,432 $3,684 $4,000 $57,117
Masters program graduate 29 $55,276 $4,605 $6,167 $66,048
Ph.D. graduate 4 $50,250 $1,000   $51,250
Average 70 $51,900 $4,064 $5,444 $61,409

 

Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Other Total
Yes 10 $56,200 $7,000 $10,000 $73,200
No 60 $51,183 $3,729 $4,143 $59,055
Average 70 $51,900 $4,064 $5,444 $61,409

 

Gender Count Base Bonus Other Total
Male 36 $54,056 $4,368 $4,667 $63,091
Female 33 $49,242 $3,775 $7,000 $60,017
Average 69 $51,754 $4,064 $5,444 $61,262

 

Age Count Base Bonus Other Total
< 25 10 $38,500 $2,600 $1,000 $42,100
25 - 30 34 $50,324 $3,447 $5,000 $58,771
31 - 35 13 $58,308 $5,875 $14,000 $78,183
36 - 45 9 $56,889 $5,000 $4,000 $65,889
46 - 55 2 $81,500 $6,000 $10,000 $97,500
56 - 65 1 $42,000 $1,000   $43,000
66+          
Average 69 $51,754 $4,064 $5,444 $61,262