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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 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) 11 $76,000 $8,000 $1,818 $636 $86,455
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 24 $70,042 $7,042 $250 $417 $77,750
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 25 $63,800 $1,760 $640 $240 $66,440
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 13 $56,769 $1,231 $308 $385 $58,692
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 25 $66,360 $1,840 $680 $1,000 $69,880
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 3 $50,333 $667 $1,000 $1,667 $53,667
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 8 $54,500 $8,875 $0 $0 $63,375
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 4 $59,250 $4,500 $3,750 $250 $67,750
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 20 $71,200 $6,000 $250 $1,000 $78,450
Canada 6 $57,500 $4,333 $667 $333 $62,833
Mexico 1 $25,000 $10,000 $3,000 $0 $38,000
Central and South America      
Eastern Europe 3 $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Western Europe 7 $44,714 $429 $0 $571 $45,714
Asia 7 $34,714 $1,000 $0 $1,571 $37,286
Middle East      
Africa 1 $9,000 $3,000 $2,000 $5,000 $19,000
Australia/New Zealand 2 $71,000 $0 $0 $0 $71,000
Average 160 $61,594 $3,894 $594 $631 $66,713
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 10 $38,000 $400 $200 $1,800 $40,400
$1M - $3M 22 $47,909 $818 $364 $1,364 $50,455
$3M - $6M 24 $54,875 $2,208 $667 $167 $57,917
$6M - $10M 16 $67,500 $3,688 $688 $125 $72,000
$10M - $50M 41 $70,415 $5,634 $463 $341 $76,854
$50M - $100M 10 $57,500 $3,900 $1,000 $300 $62,700
$100M - $300M 6 $66,500 $1,500 $500 $167 $68,667
$300M - $500M 5 $64,800 $400 $800 $200 $66,200
$500M - $1 Billion 5 $75,200 $3,200 $1,400 $1,200 $81,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 10 $80,600 $9,700 $0 $1,400 $91,700
Average 149 $61,732 $3,544 $537 $624 $66,436
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0            
1 - 2 2 $49,500 $0 $0 $0 $49,500
3 - 5 11 $48,091 $364 $0 $1,727 $50,182
6 - 10 21 $48,905 $2,095 $810 $1,571 $53,381
11 - 15 10 $66,200 $6,500 $600 $900 $74,200
16  - 25 12 $58,333 $2,750 $2,083 $500 $63,667
>25 100 $66,370 $4,690 $470 $340 $71,870
Average 156 $61,885 $3,942 $609 $647 $67,083
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 5 $34,600 $200 $0 $200 $35,000
1 - 2 17 $48,765 $1,765 $0 $706 $51,235
3 - 5 42 $60,262 $4,810 $905 $310 $66,286
6 - 10 47 $61,191 $3,915 $766 $596 $66,468
11 - 15 23 $73,609 $2,565 $522 $696 $77,391
16  - 25 18 $76,167 $7,667 $333 $1,556 $85,722
>25 5 $50,400 $200 $600 $600 $51,800
Average 157 $61,943 $3,917 $605 $643 $67,108
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 31 $58,839 $2,452 $161 $323 $61,774
1 - 2 66 $65,106 $4,773 $848 $924 $71,652
3 - 5 31 $56,968 $2,194 $548 $452 $60,161
6 - 10 18 $62,222 $7,444 $500 $222 $70,389
11 - 15 6 $73,667 $2,833 $1,167 $1,500 $79,167
16  - 25 4 $66,750 $1,250 $250 $0 $68,250
>25 1 $9,000 $0 $0 $3,000 $12,000
Average 157 $61,943 $3,917 $605 $643 $67,108
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 3 $57,000 $0 $0 $0 $57,000
< 15% 8 $61,875 $4,125 $250 $625 $66,875
15% - 25% 8 $55,125 $7,875 $0 $125 $63,125
26% - 50% 11 $54,909 $636 $364 $0 $55,909
51% - 75% 34 $60,265 $3,206 $1,412 $794 $65,676
> 75% 93 $64,140 $4,333 $441 $731 $69,645
Average 157 $61,943 $3,917 $605 $643 $67,108
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 79 $61,962 $3,190 $532 $532 $66,215
1 - 2 44 $64,250 $5,182 $591 $705 $70,727
3 - 5 20 $55,550 $4,700 $700 $750 $61,700
6 - 10 11 $68,000 $2,818 $909 $1,182 $72,909
> 10 3 $48,000 $3,333 $1,000 $0 $52,333
Average 157 $61,943 $3,917 $605 $643 $67,108
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 7 $47,714 $571 $1,714 $1,714 $51,714
College graduate 87 $61,126 $2,621 $264 $644 $64,655
Masters program graduate 60 $64,517 $5,867 $917 $550 $71,850
Ph.D. graduate 3 $67,333 $10,333 $1,667 $0 $79,333
Average 157 $61,943 $3,917 $605 $643 $67,108
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 26 $57,846 $4,154 $538 $885 $63,423
No 131 $62,756 $3,870 $618 $595 $67,840
Average 157 $61,943 $3,917 $605 $643 $67,108
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 56 $65,214 $5,089 $839 $821 $71,964
Female 101 $60,129 $3,267 $475 $545 $64,416
Average 157 $61,943 $3,917 $605 $643 $67,108
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 10 $34,700 $1,800 $0 $500 $37,000
25 - 30 49 $59,510 $2,980 $816 $612 $63,918
31 - 35 51 $60,412 $4,569 $471 $353 $65,804
36 - 45 35 $73,343 $2,314 $629 $1,000 $77,286
46 - 55 8 $70,875 $16,500 $750 $1,625 $89,750
56 - 65 4 $61,750 $1,250 $750 $0 $63,750
66+      
Average 157 $61,943 $3,917 $605 $643 $67,108