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Project manager salary - corporate side of market research

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 1,220 usable surveys from client-side researchers (corporate market research) and achieved an interval of 1.53 at the 95 percent confidence level. (Not all respondents answered all questions.) 

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Industry Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Advertising/Public Relations            
Agriculture      
Automotive      
Banking/Financial 5 $108,000 $14,800 $3,000 $4,000 $129,800
Building Materials/Products      
Computer Hardware/Software      
Construction/Housing 1 $81,000 $2,000 $2,000 $18,000 $103,000
Consulting      
Consumer Goods 3 $85,333 $3,333 $0 $3,333 $92,000
Education 2 $50,500 $2,000 $3,000 $0 $55,500
Entertainment      
Food/Beverage 2 $48,500 $1,000 $0 $31,000 $80,500
Government 1 $90,000 $0 $0 $0 $90,000
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals 1 $108,000 $13,000 $0 $120,000 $241,000
Hospitality (hotels, restaurants, etc.)      
Insurance 2 $74,000 $5,000 $0 $0 $79,000
Manufacturing 1 $58,000 $0 $0 $0 $58,000
Media/Publishing/Information      
Non-Profits 1 $51,000 $0 $0 $0 $51,000
Retail      
Technology/IT/Web 1 $73,000 $0 $0 $0 $73,000
Telecommunications      
Transportation      
Travel      
Utilities/Energy 1 $117,000 $0 $8,000 $140,000 $265,000
Other 2 $78,000 $0 $0 $0 $78,000
Average 23 $81,565 $5,000 $1,348 $16,087 $104,000
Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 2 $71,500 $1,000 $1,000 $9,000 $82,500
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 1 $99,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $109,000
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 5 $74,200 $2,600 $0 $2,000 $78,800
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 3 $104,000 $14,333 $0 $40,000 $158,333
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 6 $61,833 $3,167 $1,000 $10,333 $76,333
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1 $41,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $43,000
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)      
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 2 $78,500 $8,000 $0 $0 $86,500
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1 $117,000 $0 $8,000 $140,000 $265,000
Canada 2 $132,500 $5,000 $7,500 $10,000 $155,000
Mexico      
Central and South America      
Eastern Europe      
Western Europe      
Asia      
Middle East      
Africa      
Australia/New Zealand      
Average 23 $81,565 $5,000 $1,348 $16,087 $104,000
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 3 $72,667 $4,667 $2,000 $0 $79,333
$1M - $3M 1 $51,000 $0 $0 $0 $51,000
$3M - $6M 2 $67,000 $0 $0 $0 $67,000
$6M - $10M      
$10M - $50M 2 $62,500 $0 $0 $0 $62,500
$50M - $100M      
$100M - $300M 3 $76,333 $4,000 $667 $6,000 $87,000
$300M - $500M      
$500M - $1 Billion      
>$1 Billion US dollars 11 $93,545 $8,091 $2,091 $32,000 $135,727
Average 22 $81,182 $5,227 $1,409 $16,818 $104,636
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0            
1 - 2 4 $66,500 $0 $0 $0 $66,500
3 - 5 7 $73,429 $2,143 $2,286 $22,571 $100,429
6 - 10 2 $87,000 $8,000 $0 $0 $95,000
11 - 15 2 $48,000 $0 $0 $31,000 $79,000
16  - 25 3 $96,667 $8,667 $0 $40,000 $145,333
>25 5 $107,200 $11,600 $3,000 $6,000 $127,800
Average 23 $81,565 $5,000 $1,348 $16,087 $104,000
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 1 $62,000 $0 $0 $0 $62,000
1 - 2 2 $40,500 $1,000 $0 $0 $41,500
3 - 5 2 $57,000 $0 $0 $0 $57,000
6 - 10 6 $78,000 $4,167 $1,000 $1,667 $84,833
11 - 15 4 $90,250 $9,000 $0 $30,000 $129,250
16  - 25 4 $106,000 $10,500 $4,250 $9,500 $130,250
>25 3 $103,333 $3,333 $2,667 $46,667 $156,000
Average 22 $82,727 $5,227 $1,409 $14,000 $103,364
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 5 $96,400 $6,600 $3,000 $6,000 $112,000
1 - 2 6 $76,500 $2,000 $1,333 $23,333 $103,167
3 - 5 5 $78,400 $9,400 $1,200 $24,000 $113,000
6 - 10 4 $73,500 $3,250 $500 $4,500 $81,750
11 - 15 1 $94,000 $0 $0 $0 $94,000
16  - 25 1 $99,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $109,000
>25      
Average 22 $82,727 $5,227 $1,409 $14,000 $103,364
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 1 $62,000 $0 $0 $0 $62,000
< 15% 3 $76,333 $4,333 $0 $40,000 $120,667
15% - 25% 1 $40,000 $0 $0 $0 $40,000
26% - 50% 6 $93,667 $6,000 $3,500 $3,333 $106,500
51% - 75% 3 $86,667 $5,667 $0 $3,333 $95,667
> 75% 8 $83,375 $6,125 $1,250 $19,750 $110,500
Average 22 $82,727 $5,227 $1,409 $14,000 $103,364
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 19 $79,632 $5,158 $526 $18,421 $103,737
1 - 2 1 $58,000 $0 $0 $0 $58,000
3 - 5 2 $65,000 $3,500 $3,000 $0 $71,500
6 - 10      
> 10 1 $175,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $220,000
Average 23 $81,565 $5,000 $1,348 $16,087 $104,000
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate            
College graduate 6 $69,833 $4,167 $0 $0 $74,000
Masters program graduate 14 $87,857 $5,643 $1,786 $21,286 $116,571
Ph.D. graduate 1 $110,000 $7,000 $0 $10,000 $127,000
Average 21 $83,762 $5,286 $1,190 $14,667 $104,905
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 5 $74,600 $2,800 $400 $5,600 $83,400
No 16 $86,625 $6,063 $1,438 $17,500 $111,625
Average 21 $83,762 $5,286 $1,190 $14,667 $104,905
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 7 $89,143 $3,429 $3,571 $25,429 $121,571
Female 14 $81,071 $6,214 $0 $9,286 $96,571
Average 21 $83,762 $5,286 $1,190 $14,667 $104,905
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25            
25 - 30 4 $57,000 $500 $0 $0 $57,500
31 - 35 5 $84,800 $4,200 $0 $2,000 $91,000
36 - 45 4 $106,500 $11,750 $3,750 $5,000 $127,000
46 - 55 6 $80,000 $4,167 $333 $23,000 $107,500
56 - 65 2 $100,500 $8,000 $4,000 $70,000 $182,500
66+      
Average 21 $83,762 $5,286 $1,190 $14,667 $104,905