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Senior 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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Region in which employee is located Count Base Bonus Other Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 12 $82,333 $13,667 $3,500 $99,500
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 25 $86,560 $5,933 $12,500 $104,993
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 32 $77,125 $10,000   $87,125
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 12 $77,333 $4,667 $1,400 $83,400
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 25 $78,400 $6,556 $3,500 $88,456
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)          
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 8 $80,625 $5,714   $86,339
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 6 $68,000 $4,250   $72,250
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 15 $82,600 $11,667 $14,000 $108,267
Canada 1 $70,000 $5,000   $75,000
Mexico     $20,000 $20,000 $40,000
Central and South America 3 $63,667 $37,000 $2,000 $102,667
Eastern Europe 1 $33,000     $33,000
Western Europe 6 $45,333 $5,500   $50,833
Asia 4 $103,500 $22,667 $15,000 $141,167
Middle East 3 $41,667 $7,500   $49,167
Africa 1 $40,000 $4,000   $44,000
Australia/New Zealand 1 $113,000 $10,000   $123,000
Average 155 $77,794 $9,021 $6,789 $93,604

 

Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Other Total
< $1 Million US dollars 13 $69,615 $9,000 $20,000 $98,615
$1M - $3M 26 $73,000 $10,077 $15,000 $98,077
$3M - $6M 24 $79,542 $11,563 $7,333 $98,438
$6M - $10M 7 $82,286 $13,600 $2,000 $97,886
$10M - $50M 33 $80,636 $10,280 $5,250 $96,166
$50M - $100M 10 $93,100 $5,167 $14,000 $112,267
$100M - $300M 12 $75,500 $2,375 $2,000 $79,875
$300M - $500M 3 $72,333 $8,333   $80,667
$500M - $1 Billion 4 $83,500 $8,500 $6,000 $98,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 12 $70,000 $2,833 $1,667 $74,500
Average 144 $77,618 $8,933 $6,789 $93,341

 

Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Other Total
0          
1 - 2 1 $60,000     $60,000
3 - 5 22 $71,591 $9,700 $18,000 $99,291
6 - 10 14 $72,214 $5,571 $2,000 $79,786
11 - 15 10 $92,800 $9,375 $15,000 $117,175
16  - 25 18 $66,000 $10,600 $2,000 $78,600
>25 89 $81,079 $9,000 $4,727 $94,806
Average 154 $77,779 $9,021 $6,789 $93,590

 

Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Other Total
< 1 year          
1 - 2 1 $60,000     $60,000
3 - 5 21 $65,571 $7,714 $3,500 $76,786
6 - 10 57 $72,509 $8,059 $4,714 $85,282
11 - 15 40 $87,400 $9,600 $5,625 $102,625
16  - 25 23 $80,435 $6,929 $14,000 $101,363
>25 12 $88,500 $16,333 $30,000 $134,833
Average 154 $77,779 $9,021 $6,789 $93,590

 

Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Other Total
0% 1 $57,000 $6,000   $63,000
< 15% 2 $75,500 $4,000   $79,500
15% - 25% 11 $80,636 $5,000 $2,000 $87,636
26% - 50% 7 $92,571 $17,500   $110,071
51% - 75% 40 $78,425 $12,385 $10,500 $101,310
> 75% 93 $76,323 $7,618 $6,750 $90,691
Average 154 $77,779 $9,021 $6,789 $93,590

 

Number of Employees Supervised Count Base Bonus Other Total
0 (None) 55 $77,455 $5,429 $15,000 $97,883
1 - 2 56 $78,054 $8,000 $5,571 $91,625
3 - 5 20 $80,900 $11,462 $6,600 $98,962
6 - 10 13 $81,846 $16,400 $4,000 $102,246
> 10 10 $66,500 $13,857 $2,000 $82,357
Average 154 $77,779 $9,021 $6,789 $93,590

 

Highest Degree Achieved Count Base Bonus Other Total
High-school graduate 5 $48,600 $13,333   $61,933
College graduate 82 $75,122 $9,216 $7,818 $92,156
Masters program graduate 63 $84,667 $8,550 $5,375 $98,592
Ph.D. graduate 4 $60,250 $7,000   $67,250
Average 154 $77,779 $9,021 $6,789 $93,590

 

Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Other Total
Yes 28 $72,786 $6,286 $3,000 $82,071
No 126 $78,889 $9,787 $7,235 $95,911
Average 154 $77,779 $9,021 $6,789 $93,590

 

Gender Count Base Bonus Other Total
Male 66 $80,409 $8,800 $6,273 $95,482
Female 88 $75,807 $9,179 $7,500 $92,485
Average 154 $77,779 $9,021 $6,789 $93,590

 

Age Count Base Bonus Other Total
< 25          
25 - 30 30 $68,333 $8,783 $8,667 $85,783
31 - 35 42 $72,548 $9,208 $2,500 $84,256
36 - 45 55 $82,109 $8,567 $6,000 $96,676
46 - 55 16 $81,750 $7,083 $8,000 $96,833
56 - 65 11 $96,091 $14,429 $30,000 $140,519
66+          
Average 154 $77,779 $9,021 $6,789 $93,590