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Market Research Jobs > Salary by Job Title > Senior Research Project Director/Manager 

Senior 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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Senior research project director/manager salary by:

Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 10 $84,800 $5,000 $2,200 $1,800 $93,800
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 25 $86,200 $5,400 $560 $800 $92,960
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 21 $80,714 $3,286 $1,190 $3,381 $88,571
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 6 $79,833 $5,000 $500 $167 $85,500
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 19 $84,316 $6,737 $1,211 $263 $92,526
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1 $55,000 $0 $0 $0 $55,000
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 10 $71,200 $3,400 $400 $800 $75,800
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 5 $78,200 $2,000 $0 $400 $80,600
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 16 $87,625 $3,188 $10,813 $6,000 $107,625
Canada 3 $59,667 $3,000 $0 $1,000 $63,667
Mexico 1 $20,000 $2,000 $0 $3,000 $25,000
Central and South America 2 $33,500 $2,500 $0 $0 $36,000
Eastern Europe
Western Europe 5 $75,000 $4,800 $200 $2,800 $82,800
Asia 9 $35,222 $3,222 $556 $0 $39,000
Middle East
Africa 1 $56,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $58,000
Australia/New Zealand 2 $83,500 $8,500 $0 $500 $92,500
Average 136 $77,353 $4,375 $1,985 $1,779 $85,493
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 6 $64,500 $1,167 $0 $500 $66,167
$1M - $3M 24 $71,208 $2,667 $333 $1,250 $75,458
$3M - $6M 14 $76,429 $2,143 $214 $286 $79,071
$6M - $10M 16 $77,313 $9,000 $2,063 $4,500 $92,875
$10M - $50M 27 $85,037 $3,778 $926 $333 $90,074
$50M - $100M 14 $70,571 $7,786 $143 $71 $78,571
$100M - $300M 10 $97,200 $4,900 $800 $2,000 $104,900
$300M - $500M 4 $84,000 $4,000 $1,500 $0 $89,500
$500M - $1 Billion 9 $73,333 $4,444 $13,111 $11,222 $102,111
>$1 Billion US dollars 8 $72,250 $4,000 $8,375 $250 $84,875
Average 132 $77,523 $4,492 $2,045 $1,833 $85,894
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0
1 - 2 3 $78,667 $0 $0 $0 $78,667
3 - 5 17 $76,000 $3,118 $118 $2,353 $81,588
6 - 10 12 $66,917 $9,417 $583 $5,583 $82,500
11 - 15 6 $74,333 $1,667 $1,000 $1,000 $78,000
16  - 25 12 $65,333 $2,000 $250 $833 $68,417
>25 84 $80,810 $4,690 $3,000 $1,417 $89,917
Average 134 $77,231 $4,433 $2,015 $1,806 $85,485
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year
1 - 2
3 - 5 17 $71,471 $3,412 $2,588 $412 $77,882
6 - 10 44 $71,409 $3,545 $1,841 $523 $77,318
11 - 15 37 $80,811 $3,027 $3,216 $4,541 $91,595
16  - 25 32 $82,406 $7,781 $813 $1,375 $92,375
>25 6 $89,333 $3,333 $0 $0 $92,667
Average 136 $77,353 $4,375 $1,985 $1,779 $85,493
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 23 $79,870 $3,957 $4,217 $913 $88,957
1 - 2 35 $81,771 $2,971 $829 $314 $85,886
3 - 5 35 $73,857 $3,600 $2,914 $3,029 $83,400
6 - 10 28 $74,929 $3,214 $500 $786 $79,429
11 - 15 11 $78,455 $10,273 $1,818 $7,455 $98,000
16  - 25 4 $68,750 $17,750 $2,000 $0 $88,500
>25
Average 136 $77,353 $4,375 $1,985 $1,779 $85,493
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 4 $76,000 $4,000 $0 $500 $80,500
< 15% 2 $46,000 $5,000 $0 $0 $51,000
15% - 25% 7 $71,000 $7,000 $2,857 $9,714 $90,571
26% - 50% 16 $66,500 $4,000 $688 $125 $71,313
51% - 75% 29 $84,276 $6,172 $1,655 $828 $92,931
> 75% 77 $78,169 $3,597 $2,481 $1,896 $86,143
Average 135 $77,185 $4,407 $2,000 $1,793 $85,385
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 52 $77,635 $5,173 $3,962 $2,769 $89,538
1 - 2 44 $80,341 $3,659 $227 $432 $84,659
3 - 5 19 $75,632 $3,368 $1,263 $158 $80,421
6 - 10 11 $77,455 $5,091 $2,636 $455 $85,636
> 10 10 $65,900 $4,500 $100 $7,100 $77,600
Average 136 $77,353 $4,375 $1,985 $1,779 $85,493
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 7 $57,429 $12,857 $286 $0 $70,571
College graduate 71 $78,718 $4,746 $1,704 $2,761 $87,930
Masters program graduate 55 $77,673 $3,055 $2,309 $800 $83,836
Ph.D. graduate 2 $78,500 $0 $10,000 $1,000 $89,500
Average 135 $77,185 $4,407 $2,000 $1,793 $85,385
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 24 $70,792 $5,458 $500 $917 $77,667
No 111 $78,568 $4,180 $2,324 $1,982 $87,054
Average 135 $77,185 $4,407 $2,000 $1,793 $85,385
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 53 $73,208 $3,453 $2,302 $2,208 $81,170
Female 82 $79,756 $5,024 $1,805 $1,524 $88,110
Average 135 $77,185 $4,407 $2,000 $1,793 $85,385
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25
25 - 30 25 $70,080 $4,080 $1,000 $280 $75,440
31 - 35 40 $71,100 $2,950 $2,450 $725 $77,225
36 - 45 41 $81,463 $7,756 $3,317 $4,122 $96,659
46 - 55 26 $85,808 $2,115 $308 $1,423 $89,654
56 - 65 3 $84,333 $667 $1,000 $0 $86,000
66+
Average 135 $77,185 $4,407 $2,000 $1,793 $85,385

 

*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.