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Market Research Jobs > Salary by Job Title > Research Project Director/Manager 

Research project director 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.)  

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Market research project director/manager salary by:

Region in which employee is located Count Base Bonus Other Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 7 $70,000 $6,500 $7,500 $84,000
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 31 $69,871 $8,318 $1,333 $79,522
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 26 $68,692 $10,667 $6,375 $85,734
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 12 $52,000 $2,600 $2,000 $56,600
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 23 $62,739 $4,417 $2,000 $69,156
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 5 $53,600 $3,000 $1,500 $58,100
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 9 $47,889 $3,286   $51,175
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 5 $64,400 $22,000   $86,400
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 16 $64,313 $3,538 $2,000 $69,851
Canada 3 $70,333   $71,000 $141,333
Mexico          
Central and South America 2 $58,000     $58,000
Eastern Europe 3 $21,333 $4,500 $8,000 $33,833
Western Europe 4 $56,500 $7,000   $63,500
Asia 9 $36,000 $5,750 $3,000 $44,750
Middle East 3 $44,667     $44,667
Africa          
Australia/New Zealand 2 $80,500     $80,500
Average 160 $61,219 $7,224 $6,760 $75,203

 

Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Other Total
< $1 Million US dollars 13 $45,231 $3,429 $26,667 $75,326
$1M - $3M 25 $52,560 $15,000 $1,000 $68,560
$3M - $6M 19 $53,789 $4,786 $4,000 $62,575
$6M - $10M 10 $76,200 $12,333 $1,500 $90,033
$10M - $50M 35 $64,057 $9,056 $1,500 $74,613
$50M - $100M 16 $55,688 $4,083 $8,333 $68,104
$100M - $300M 9 $66,889 $4,000 $1,500 $72,389
$300M - $500M 5 $87,800 $6,750   $94,550
$500M - $1 Billion 5 $75,000 $3,333   $78,333
>$1 Billion US dollars 10 $73,300 $4,333   $77,633
Average 147 $61,007 $7,591 $6,762 $75,360

 

Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Other Total
0 1 $54,000 $5,000   $59,000
1 - 2 3 $52,333 $44,000 $2,000 $98,333
3 - 5 11 $56,455 $3,857 $27,000 $87,312
6 - 10 22 $55,136 $8,000 $2,250 $65,386
11 - 15 13 $47,615 $2,571 $1,000 $51,187
16  - 25 10 $63,500 $4,429 $13,000 $80,929
>25 96 $65,125 $6,333 $3,357 $74,815
Average 156 $61,224 $7,146 $6,375 $74,745

 

Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Other Total
< 1 year 1 $50,000     $50,000
1 - 2 24 $53,917 $7,625 $10,000 $71,542
3 - 5 31 $52,387 $2,938 $4,000 $59,325
6 - 10 68 $64,324 $9,889 $1,800 $76,012
11 - 15 15 $71,333 $4,300 $2,000 $77,633
16  - 25 12 $60,167 $2,286 $20,250 $82,702
>25 5 $83,400 $6,500   $89,900
Average 156 $61,224 $7,146 $6,375 $74,745

 

Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Other Total
0% 2 $79,000 $24,000   $103,000
< 15% 5 $53,000 $2,667 $1,000 $56,667
15% - 25% 2 $42,000 $130,000   $172,000
26% - 50% 8 $48,375 $4,400 $5,000 $57,775
51% - 75% 37 $62,189 $4,286 $5,000 $71,475
> 75% 102 $62,314 $6,338 $7,176 $75,829
Average 156 $61,224 $7,146 $6,375 $74,745

 

Number of Employees Supervised Count Base Bonus Other Total
0 (None) 74 $58,784 $7,733 $4,889 $71,406
1 - 2 54 $65,889 $6,184 $3,625 $75,698
3 - 5 16 $66,625 $8,429 $15,200 $90,254
6 - 10 4 $63,000 $10,667   $73,667
> 10 8 $40,625 $4,000 $2,000 $46,625
Average 156 $61,224 $7,146 $6,375 $74,745

 

Highest Degree Achieved Count Base Bonus Other Total
High-school graduate 12 $47,917 $4,300 $3,000 $55,217
College graduate 79 $61,354 $6,067 $8,357 $75,778
Masters program graduate 61 $62,672 $9,385 $4,000 $76,057
Ph.D. graduate 4 $76,500 $2,000   $78,500
Average 156 $61,224 $7,146 $6,375 $74,745

 

Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Other Total
Yes 26 $58,115 $4,583 $30,667 $93,365
No 130 $61,846 $7,512 $2,905 $72,263
Average 156 $61,224 $7,146 $6,375 $74,745

 

Gender Count Base Bonus Other Total
Male 59 $61,763 $7,771 $12,000 $81,534
Female 97 $60,897 $6,787 $3,000 $70,684
Average 156 $61,224 $7,146 $6,375 $74,745

 

Age Count Base Bonus Other Total
< 25 6 $43,167 $4,667 $20,000 $67,833
25 - 30 53 $56,491 $3,939 $3,143 $63,573
31 - 35 48 $63,938 $7,559 $2,364 $73,860
36 - 45 32 $65,781 $6,579 $2,500 $74,860
46 - 55 12 $63,750 $25,167 $26,667 $115,583
56 - 65 5 $71,800 $9,000   $80,800
66+          
Average 156 $61,224 $7,146 $6,375 $74,745