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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 2014 among Quirk’s subscribers. In total we received 3,721 responses. We received 1,746 usable surveys from provider-side researchers (market research company employees) and achieved an interval of 1.53 at the 95 percent confidence level. (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 $91,300 $9,600 $0 $1,100 $102,000
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 25 $88,800 $4,800 $4,400 $480 $98,480
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 32 $80,781 $7,000 $4,906 $2,500 $95,188
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 17 $79,882 $8,000 $6,647 $1,059 $95,588
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 15 $77,800 $4,133 $6,667 $6,533 $95,133
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 3 $54,333 $1,333 $1,333 $0 $57,000
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 8 $63,750 $4,000 $250 $2,125 $70,125
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 5 $75,000 $2,400 $0 $200 $77,600
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 17 $92,824 $8,353 $647 $471 $102,294
Canada 1 $80,000 $5,000 $0 $0 $85,000
Mexico      
Central and South America 1 $6,000 $0 $6,000 $0 $12,000
Eastern Europe      
Western Europe 8 $55,125 $1,750 $0 $1,500 $58,375
Asia 4 $43,500 $1,750 $0 $1,500 $46,750
Middle East 1 $60,000 $0 $0 $60,000 $120,000
Africa      
Australia/New Zealand 3 $79,000 $0 $0 $31,667 $110,667
Average 150 $79,113 $5,693 $3,353 $2,787 $90,947
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 12 $56,917 $17,417 $9,500 $667 $84,500
$1M - $3M 28 $69,250 $3,786 $286 $357 $73,679
$3M - $6M 14 $71,429 $1,714 $929 $929 $75,000
$6M - $10M 9 $79,556 $14,000 $1,111 $7,778 $102,444
$10M - $50M 29 $83,069 $3,931 $2,655 $862 $90,517
$50M - $100M 17 $97,353 $4,529 $4,706 $706 $107,294
$100M - $300M 16 $86,000 $3,750 $6,250 $7,250 $103,250
$300M - $500M 3 $92,333 $5,000 $0 $31,667 $129,000
$500M - $1 Billion 5 $66,600 $13,600 $0 $0 $80,200
>$1 Billion US dollars 11 $89,182 $3,909 $9,182 $5,636 $107,909
Average 144 $78,951 $5,847 $3,493 $2,854 $91,146
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0            
1 - 2 2 $26,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $27,000
3 - 5 10 $70,700 $13,800 $11,400 $500 $96,400
6 - 10 16 $63,000 $7,250 $0 $438 $70,688
11 - 15 6 $73,833 $5,833 $333 $667 $80,667
16  - 25 14 $82,643 $2,500 $214 $643 $86,000
>25 98 $83,908 $5,347 $3,918 $3,949 $97,122
Average 146 $79,384 $5,822 $3,445 $2,822 $91,473
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year            
1 - 2 2 $49,500 $2,000 $0 $0 $51,500
3 - 5 19 $65,947 $2,947 $4,421 $1,211 $74,526
6 - 10 55 $74,164 $7,836 $255 $4,691 $86,945
11 - 15 29 $84,103 $4,655 $3,655 $3,862 $96,276
16  - 25 30 $88,433 $5,967 $7,333 $700 $102,433
>25 12 $93,917 $3,750 $6,583 $83 $104,333
Average 147 $79,252 $5,782 $3,422 $2,823 $91,279
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 23 $81,609 $4,130 $3,522 $5,000 $94,261
1 - 2 33 $77,485 $4,545 $3,242 $5,455 $90,727
3 - 5 46 $76,522 $6,500 $3,935 $674 $87,630
6 - 10 32 $84,688 $8,375 $4,031 $719 $97,813
11 - 15 10 $74,200 $3,200 $200 $6,600 $84,200
16  - 25 2 $99,500 $2,000 $0 $0 $101,500
>25      
Average 146 $79,486 $5,808 $3,425 $2,842 $91,562
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0% 4 $59,000 $5,000 $750 $2,500 $67,250
< 15% 3 $94,333 $1,667 $25,000 $1,667 $122,667
15% - 25% 11 $71,000 $4,818 $727 $273 $76,818
26% - 50% 13 $78,692 $9,462 $6,308 $8,923 $103,385
51% - 75% 28 $86,464 $4,857 $4,107 $1,036 $96,464
> 75% 88 $78,477 $5,830 $2,500 $2,864 $89,670
Average 147 $79,252 $5,782 $3,422 $2,823 $91,279
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 43 $85,698 $6,884 $4,884 $2,581 $100,047
1 - 2 58 $78,103 $4,345 $3,431 $2,259 $88,138
3 - 5 25 $72,040 $5,640 $3,520 $5,680 $86,880
6 - 10 11 $79,364 $4,182 $273 $1,000 $84,818
> 10 10 $76,100 $11,500 $300 $2,000 $89,900
Average 147 $79,252 $5,782 $3,422 $2,823 $91,279
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 7 $64,000 $15,857 $16,143 $1,143 $97,143
College graduate 83 $78,518 $5,627 $1,157 $1,253 $86,554
Masters program graduate 54 $81,333 $4,907 $4,019 $5,278 $95,537
Ph.D. graduate 3 $97,667 $2,333 $25,667 $6,000 $131,667
Average 147 $79,252 $5,782 $3,422 $2,823 $91,279
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 22 $71,864 $9,045 $636 $364 $81,909
No 125 $80,552 $5,208 $3,912 $3,256 $92,928
Average 147 $79,252 $5,782 $3,422 $2,823 $91,279
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 60 $78,017 $6,400 $1,650 $4,283 $90,350
Female 87 $80,103 $5,356 $4,644 $1,816 $91,920
Average 147 $79,252 $5,782 $3,422 $2,823 $91,279
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 1 $55,000 $4,000 $0 $0 $59,000
25 - 30 26 $65,500 $3,308 $0 $808 $69,615
31 - 35 41 $71,707 $7,780 $4,585 $4,707 $88,780
36 - 45 50 $86,080 $5,100 $500 $1,920 $93,600
46 - 55 21 $89,190 $2,810 $8,476 $4,857 $105,333
56 - 65 8 $96,875 $15,875 $14,000 $375 $127,125
66+      
Average 147 $79,252 $5,782 $3,422 $2,823 $91,279