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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 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) 10 $71,600 $4,800 $1,500 $600 $78,500
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 13 $70,000 $3,077 $77 $538 $73,692
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 15 $62,533 $3,267 $2,200 $67 $68,067
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 8 $53,500 $1,125 $250 $625 $55,500
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 15 $59,000 $2,800 $533 $267 $62,600
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1 $44,000 $0 $0 $0 $44,000
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 8 $51,750 $1,125 $0 $6,250 $59,125
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 5 $64,800 $20,000 $6,000 $17,400 $108,200
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 12 $70,667 $11,333 $6,583 $6,000 $94,583
Canada 2 $51,500 $2,500 $0 $0 $54,000
Mexico
Central and South America 1 $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $27,000
Eastern Europe 2 $28,500 $0 $0 $0 $28,500
Western Europe 11 $62,909 $6,000 $1,000 $636 $70,545
Asia 4 $14,250 $0 $0 $5,500 $19,750
Middle East 1 $56,000 $4,000 $350,000 $350 $410,350
Africa 2 $22,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $24,000
Australia/New Zealand 1 $59,000 $0 $0 $0 $59,000
Average 111 $59,477 $4,613 $4,766 $2,355 $71,210
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 8 $36,500 $2,125 $250 $0 $38,875
$1M - $3M 17 $52,882 $1,941 $882 $882 $56,588
$3M - $6M 16 $65,688 $9,938 $3,375 $5,625 $84,625
$6M - $10M 9 $53,444 $4,444 $0 $6,333 $64,222
$10M - $50M 26 $65,538 $2,500 $13,500 $52 $81,590
$50M - $100M 12 $56,917 $3,333 $2,583 $167 $63,000
$100M - $300M 11 $66,455 $10,273 $364 $2,091 $79,182
$300M - $500M 1 $70,000 $8,000 $0 $2,000 $80,000
$500M - $1 Billion
>$1 Billion US dollars 6 $67,167 $4,000 $12,000 $11,833 $95,000
Average 106 $59,566 $4,708 $4,991 $2,466 $71,730
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0
1 - 2 2 $64,500 $5,000 $1,000 $0 $70,500
3 - 5 9 $52,222 $1,000 $1,000 $778 $55,000
6 - 10 9 $56,333 $3,778 $1,778 $444 $62,333
11 - 15 9 $62,111 $4,889 $1,000 $889 $68,889
16  - 25 15 $58,600 $9,133 $3,067 $5,867 $76,667
>25 66 $61,076 $4,212 $6,773 $2,339 $74,399
Average 110 $59,773 $4,655 $4,809 $2,376 $71,612
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 1 $51,000 $1,000 $0 $5,000 $57,000
1 - 2 9 $42,222 $444 $0 $4,556 $47,222
3 - 5 33 $60,364 $7,242 $4,152 $2,818 $74,576
6 - 10 38 $57,947 $2,368 $9,895 $430 $70,641
11 - 15 14 $60,643 $3,286 $357 $2,071 $66,357
16  - 25 10 $75,900 $11,900 $500 $200 $88,500
>25 4 $78,000 $3,000 $1,500 $18,750 $101,250
Average 109 $60,046 $4,688 $4,853 $2,398 $71,985
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 22 $59,091 $7,455 $0 $2,955 $69,500
1 - 2 32 $56,000 $2,563 $2,750 $3,125 $64,438
3 - 5 37 $62,000 $6,378 $11,514 $2,334 $82,226
6 - 10 13 $57,231 $1,077 $769 $692 $59,769
11 - 15 4 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $250 $82,250
16  - 25 2 $62,500 $4,000 $2,500 $0 $69,000
>25
Average 110 $59,773 $4,655 $4,809 $2,376 $71,612
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 2 $54,000 $5,000 $0 $1,500 $60,500
< 15% 5 $72,000 $7,600 $400 $200 $80,200
15% - 25% 5 $69,400 $19,400 $0 $200 $89,000
26% - 50% 11 $48,636 $1,909 $39,182 $11,486 $101,214
51% - 75% 18 $56,500 $3,389 $333 $4,389 $64,611
> 75% 69 $60,986 $4,130 $1,304 $739 $67,159
Average 110 $59,773 $4,655 $4,809 $2,376 $71,612
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 54 $59,926 $2,500 $2,037 $1,759 $66,222
1 - 2 31 $60,710 $6,290 $1,194 $1,806 $70,000
3 - 5 11 $66,091 $4,818 $1,909 $727 $73,545
6 - 10 6 $46,000 $2,833 $333 $3,667 $52,833
> 10 8 $56,750 $14,000 $44,875 $10,044 $125,669
Average 110 $59,773 $4,655 $4,809 $2,376 $71,612
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 9 $45,000 $3,111 $1,111 $4,889 $54,111
College graduate 66 $59,758 $4,333 $6,061 $1,627 $71,778
Masters program graduate 35 $63,600 $5,657 $3,400 $3,143 $75,800
Ph.D. graduate
Average 110 $59,773 $4,655 $4,809 $2,376 $71,612
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 24 $52,667 $1,917 $458 $250 $55,292
No 86 $61,756 $5,419 $6,023 $2,969 $76,167
Average 110 $59,773 $4,655 $4,809 $2,376 $71,612
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 40 $64,350 $5,275 $12,025 $4,234 $85,884
Female 70 $57,157 $4,300 $686 $1,314 $63,457
Average 110 $59,773 $4,655 $4,809 $2,376 $71,612
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 2 $38,000 $500 $0 $0 $38,500
25 - 30 37 $54,703 $3,405 $946 $514 $59,568
31 - 35 37 $59,649 $5,838 $12,649 $3,685 $81,820
36 - 45 27 $62,815 $5,296 $741 $1,148 $70,000
46 - 55 4 $80,000 $2,750 $0 $0 $82,750
56 - 65 3 $84,000 $5,000 $2,000 $25,000 $116,000
66+
Average 110 $59,773 $4,655 $4,809 $2,376 $71,612

*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.