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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 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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Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 9 $53,556 $1,444 $111 $333 $55,444
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 12 $57,750 $2,667 $500 $167 $61,083
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 13 $51,154 $1,077 $2,308 $77 $54,615
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 3 $46,000 $1,333 $0 $0 $47,333
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 7 $48,571 $3,000 $0 $0 $51,571
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2 $40,000 $6,500 $0 $3,500 $50,000
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3 $53,333 $1,000 $0 $0 $54,333
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 3 $44,333 $333 $0 $667 $45,333
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 5 $56,800 $800 $0 $0 $57,600
Canada 1 $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $45,000
Mexico
Central and South America
Eastern Europe 2 $18,500 $1,000 $0 $500 $20,000
Western Europe 3 $39,000 $667 $0 $667 $40,333
Asia
Middle East
Africa
Australia/New Zealand 1 $50,000 $0 $0 $0 $50,000
Average 64 $50,375 $1,703 $578 $281 $52,938
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 2 $28,500 $0 $0 $2,000 $30,500
$1M - $3M 10 $48,000 $2,600 $1,100 $700 $52,400
$3M - $6M 12 $53,000 $2,583 $500 $250 $56,333
$6M - $10M 7 $42,857 $2,286 $0 $286 $45,429
$10M - $50M 8 $54,875 $1,625 $0 $0 $56,500
$50M - $100M 6 $57,167 $167 $0 $0 $57,333
$100M - $300M 6 $46,333 $1,000 $0 $0 $47,333
$300M - $500M 2 $62,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $64,000
$500M - $1 Billion 2 $40,500 $2,500 $0 $500 $43,500
>$1 Billion US dollars 3 $58,667 $667 $0 $333 $59,667
Average 58 $50,241 $1,793 $293 $310 $52,638
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0
1 - 2 2 $45,000 $500 $0 $0 $45,500
3 - 5 4 $42,000 $3,000 $0 $2,000 $47,000
6 - 10 11 $48,182 $2,273 $91 $182 $50,727
11 - 15 5 $55,000 $3,000 $2,200 $600 $60,800
16  - 25 4 $47,750 $1,000 $1,250 $0 $50,000
>25 36 $51,889 $1,361 $556 $139 $53,944
Average 62 $50,355 $1,710 $597 $290 $52,952
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 2 $47,500 $1,000 $0 $500 $49,000
1 - 2 24 $51,708 $1,417 $42 $0 $53,167
3 - 5 29 $50,517 $2,000 $1,207 $448 $54,172
6 - 10 7 $48,571 $1,857 $0 $143 $50,571
11 - 15 1 $36,000 $2,000 $1,000 $3,000 $42,000
16  - 25
>25
Average 63 $50,429 $1,730 $587 $286 $53,032
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 16 $54,688 $1,000 $313 $125 $56,125
1 - 2 28 $50,857 $1,643 $750 $71 $53,321
3 - 5 18 $46,778 $2,500 $556 $611 $50,444
6 - 10
11 - 15 1 $36,000 $2,000 $1,000 $3,000 $42,000
16  - 25
>25
Average 63 $50,429 $1,730 $587 $286 $53,032
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0%
< 15% 2 $36,500 $2,500 $0 $0 $39,000
15% - 25% 1 $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $45,000
26% - 50% 2 $57,000 $500 $0 $0 $57,500
51% - 75% 16 $50,688 $2,188 $625 $188 $53,688
> 75% 42 $50,810 $1,619 $643 $357 $53,429
Average 63 $50,429 $1,730 $587 $286 $53,032
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 50 $52,920 $1,560 $700 $240 $55,420
1 - 2 9 $42,778 $2,889 $111 $333 $46,111
3 - 5 3 $36,667 $1,000 $0 $0 $37,667
6 - 10
> 10 1 $36,000 $2,000 $1,000 $3,000 $42,000
Average 63 $50,429 $1,730 $587 $286 $53,032
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 1 $36,000 $2,000 $1,000 $3,000 $42,000
College graduate 33 $49,758 $1,970 $788 $333 $52,848
Masters program graduate 28 $51,071 $1,429 $0 $143 $52,643
Ph.D. graduate 1 $69,000 $2,000 $10,000 $0 $81,000
Average 63 $50,429 $1,730 $587 $286 $53,032
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 4 $43,750 $3,750 $0 $1,500 $49,000
No 59 $50,881 $1,593 $627 $203 $53,305
Average 63 $50,429 $1,730 $587 $286 $53,032
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 16 $49,875 $2,563 $0 $188 $52,625
Female 47 $50,617 $1,447 $787 $319 $53,170
Average 63 $50,429 $1,730 $587 $286 $53,032
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 10 $48,400 $800 $600 $0 $49,800
25 - 30 42 $49,952 $1,857 $714 $333 $52,857
31 - 35 4 $49,000 $500 $250 $750 $50,500
36 - 45 5 $54,800 $4,000 $0 $200 $59,000
46 - 55 2 $62,500 $500 $0 $0 $63,000
56 - 65
66+
Average 63 $50,429 $1,730 $587 $286 $53,032

*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.