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Market Research Jobs > Salary by Job Title > Project Manager 

Project manager salary - corporate side of market research

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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Industry Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Advertising/Public Relations 1 $82,000 $17,000 $3,000 $0 $102,000
Agriculture
Automotive 1 $22,000 $4,000 $0 $0 $26,000
Banking/Financial 4 $108,500 $14,750 $2,500 $3,500 $129,250
Building Materials/Products
Computer Hardware/Software 1 $101,000 $9,000 $0 $0 $110,000
Construction/Housing
Consulting 1 $67,000 $5,000 $0 $0 $72,000
Consumer Goods 3 $84,333 $667 $0 $0 $85,000
Education 1 $62,000 $3,000 $0 $0 $65,000
Entertainment 1 $36,000 $5,000 $0 $2,000 $43,000
Food/Beverage
Government 1 $37,000 $0 $0 $0 $37,000
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals 3 $119,000 $3,000 $3,333 $42,000 $167,333
Hospitality (hotels, restaurants, etc.)
Insurance 1 $50,000 $0 $0 $0 $50,000
Manufacturing 2 $76,000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 $80,000
Media/Publishing/Information
Non-Profits 1 $50,000 $0 $0 $0 $50,000
Retail
Technology/IT/Web 1 $93,000 $5,000 $2,000 $3,000 $103,000
Telecommunications
Transportation 1 $67,000 $0 $0 $0 $67,000
Travel 1 $67,000 $7,000 $10,000 $0 $84,000
Utilities/Energy 3 $96,333 $10,000 $0 $0 $106,333
Other 1 $57,000 $3,000 $0 $0 $60,000
Average 28 $81,286 $5,786 $1,393 $5,179 $93,643
Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 1 $83,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $85,000
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 3 $106,000 $8,667 $0 $4,000 $118,667
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3 $77,667 $3,000 $3,333 $40,333 $124,333
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1 $67,000 $5,000 $0 $0 $72,000
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 7 $75,571 $10,286 $714 $857 $87,429
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2 $68,000 $0 $0 $0 $68,000
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 4 $82,750 $5,500 $2,500 $250 $91,000
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 4 $94,500 $3,750 $1,000 $0 $99,250
Canada 1 $67,000 $7,000 $10,000 $0 $84,000
Mexico
Central and South America
Eastern Europe 1 $112,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $117,000
Western Europe
Asia
Middle East 1 $22,000 $4,000 $0 $0 $26,000
Africa
Australia/New Zealand
Average 28 $81,286 $5,786 $1,393 $5,179 $93,643
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 1 $50,000 $0 $0 $0 $50,000
$1M - $3M
$3M - $6M 1 $62,000 $3,000 $0 $0 $65,000
$6M - $10M 1 $93,000 $5,000 $2,000 $3,000 $103,000
$10M - $50M 1 $112,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $117,000
$50M - $100M 3 $54,333 $1,000 $0 $0 $55,333
$100M - $300M 4 $79,250 $7,750 $750 $0 $87,750
$300M - $500M 1 $22,000 $4,000 $0 $0 $26,000
$500M - $1 Billion 3 $77,667 $6,333 $0 $0 $84,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 10 $100,000 $9,200 $3,400 $13,500 $126,100
Average 25 $82,080 $6,280 $1,560 $5,720 $95,640
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 1 $50,000 $0 $0 $0 $50,000
1 - 2 6 $63,667 $1,167 $0 $833 $65,667
3 - 5 4 $88,500 $8,000 $1,000 $0 $97,500
6 - 10 5 $74,400 $6,200 $2,400 $1,000 $84,000
11 - 15 2 $83,500 $11,000 $0 $0 $94,500
16  - 25 4 $92,250 $8,750 $3,250 $3,250 $107,500
>25 4 $105,000 $8,750 $2,500 $30,500 $146,750
Average 26 $81,308 $6,231 $1,500 $5,577 $94,615
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 2 $53,000 $0 $0 $0 $53,000
1 - 2 2 $74,000 $2,500 $0 $3,500 $80,000
3 - 5 2 $82,500 $9,500 $1,500 $0 $93,500
6 - 10 6 $68,333 $5,000 $1,667 $0 $75,000
11 - 15 3 $81,667 $9,333 $3,333 $333 $94,667
16  - 25 6 $82,000 $7,167 $1,667 $20,333 $111,167
>25 6 $97,500 $6,167 $1,000 $2,500 $107,167
Average 27 $79,667 $6,000 $1,444 $5,370 $92,481
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 4 $58,250 $500 $0 $0 $58,750
1 - 2 2 $74,000 $2,500 $0 $3,500 $80,000
3 - 5 6 $63,667 $8,667 $3,833 $167 $76,333
6 - 10 7 $81,714 $2,571 $857 $429 $85,571
11 - 15 5 $110,600 $9,200 $2,000 $26,800 $148,600
16  - 25 3 $87,667 $13,000 $0 $0 $100,667
>25
Average 27 $79,667 $6,000 $1,444 $5,370 $92,481
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 2 $53,000 $0 $0 $0 $53,000
< 15% 1 $63,000 $0 $0 $0 $63,000
15% - 25% 4 $89,500 $3,500 $0 $1,250 $94,250
26% - 50% 4 $63,250 $1,250 $0 $3,500 $68,000
51% - 75% 3 $84,667 $11,000 $3,333 $333 $99,333
> 75% 13 $85,923 $8,462 $2,231 $9,615 $106,231
Average 27 $79,667 $6,000 $1,444 $5,370 $92,481
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 12 $75,583 $6,583 $2,667 $10,417 $95,250
1 - 2 9 $87,333 $6,889 $0 $2,222 $96,444
3 - 5 2 $74,500 $8,500 $1,500 $0 $84,500
6 - 10 1 $50,000 $0 $0 $0 $50,000
> 10 2 $85,000 $0 $0 $0 $85,000
Average 26 $79,308 $6,077 $1,346 $5,577 $92,308
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 1 $117,000 $0 $0 $12,000 $129,000
College graduate 11 $69,909 $6,545 $2,000 $636 $79,091
Masters program graduate 13 $82,692 $5,923 $1,000 $9,692 $99,308
Ph.D. graduate 1 $101,000 $9,000 $0 $0 $110,000
Average 26 $79,308 $6,077 $1,346 $5,577 $92,308
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 8 $70,125 $6,125 $1,875 $500 $78,625
No 18 $83,389 $6,056 $1,111 $7,833 $98,389
Average 26 $79,308 $6,077 $1,346 $5,577 $92,308
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 9 $80,667 $8,000 $2,556 $14,222 $105,444
Female 17 $78,588 $5,059 $706 $1,000 $85,353
Average 26 $79,308 $6,077 $1,346 $5,577 $92,308
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 1 $36,000 $5,000 $0 $2,000 $43,000
25 - 30 4 $83,500 $5,500 $750 $1,250 $91,000
31 - 35 2 $44,500 $5,500 $5,000 $0 $55,000
36 - 45 7 $79,286 $4,857 $286 $571 $85,000
46 - 55 7 $86,429 $5,714 $1,429 $19,000 $112,571
56 - 65 5 $88,600 $9,200 $2,000 $200 $100,000
66+
Average 26 $79,308 $6,077 $1,346 $5,577 $92,308

 

*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.