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Market Research Jobs > Salary by Job Title > Senior Research Analyst 

Senior research analyst 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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Region in which located Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 5 $65,200 $4,600 $800 $0 $70,600
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 11 $74,273 $3,182 $1,727 $273 $79,455
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 15 $70,533 $1,333 $3,667 $133 $75,667
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 6 $75,333 $6,833 $167 $2,000 $84,333
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 8 $80,625 $2,625 $500 $0 $83,750
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2 $68,500 $12,000 $0 $0 $80,500
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 5 $73,000 $4,800 $0 $0 $77,800
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 8 $70,875 $1,125 $625 $625 $73,250
Canada 3 $60,667 $667 $333 $0 $61,667
Mexico
Central and South America 1 $36,000 $0 $0 $0 $36,000
Eastern Europe 3 $8,667 $0 $0 $0 $8,667
Western Europe 2 $47,500 $0 $0 $0 $47,500
Asia 7 $19,857 $5,714 $0 $429 $26,000
Middle East 2 $47,000 $500 $0 $0 $47,500
Africa
Australia/New Zealand
Average 78 $63,321 $3,077 $1,141 $321 $67,859
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 10 $45,000 $600 $0 $0 $45,600
$1M - $3M 12 $53,250 $3,500 $417 $1,167 $58,333
$3M - $6M 6 $62,000 $3,667 $667 $667 $67,000
$6M - $10M 6 $68,167 $5,167 $0 $333 $73,667
$10M - $50M 19 $66,158 $2,474 $1,000 $105 $69,737
$50M - $100M 6 $83,500 $5,000 $167 $0 $88,667
$100M - $300M 3 $66,000 $2,667 $1,000 $333 $70,000
$300M - $500M 3 $65,000 $2,000 $333 $0 $67,333
$500M - $1 Billion 4 $66,750 $9,250 $0 $0 $76,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 6 $73,833 $1,833 $9,167 $333 $85,167
Average 75 $63,080 $3,200 $1,173 $333 $67,787
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0
1 - 2 4 $59,750 $0 $500 $500 $60,750
3 - 5 4 $64,500 $4,250 $750 $3,000 $72,500
6 - 10 9 $56,111 $5,000 $444 $333 $61,889
11 - 15 6 $58,000 $4,667 $0 $0 $62,667
16  - 25 6 $64,500 $1,667 $0 $0 $66,167
>25 48 $65,750 $2,917 $1,667 $167 $70,500
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year
1 - 2 3 $55,000 $4,000 $1,333 $0 $60,333
3 - 5 33 $50,394 $1,788 $1,788 $242 $54,212
6 - 10 20 $68,450 $3,450 $400 $750 $73,050
11 - 15 14 $79,929 $6,143 $214 $143 $86,429
16  - 25 5 $73,800 $2,400 $0 $0 $76,200
>25 2 $104,000 $1,000 $7,500 $0 $112,500
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 12 $58,083 $1,750 $5,167 $417 $65,417
1 - 2 30 $59,467 $2,033 $267 $133 $61,900
3 - 5 19 $64,368 $5,526 $53 $0 $69,947
6 - 10 9 $69,444 $2,222 $111 $1,556 $73,333
11 - 15 6 $74,333 $5,167 $333 $333 $80,167
16  - 25
>25 1 $118,000 $2,000 $15,000 $0 $135,000
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0%
< 15% 1 $60,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $61,000
15% - 25%
26% - 50% 3 $38,667 $667 $0 $333 $39,667
51% - 75% 16 $58,750 $2,063 $63 $0 $60,875
> 75% 57 $66,263 $3,579 $1,544 $421 $71,807
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 44 $69,159 $3,591 $250 $318 $73,318
1 - 2 23 $63,043 $3,304 $3,261 $304 $69,913
3 - 5 7 $37,571 $571 $0 $143 $38,286
6 - 10 1 $80,000 $0 $0 $0 $80,000
> 10 2 $28,500 $1,000 $1,500 $1,500 $32,500
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 1 $60,000 $0 $0 $12,000 $72,000
College graduate 34 $62,794 $2,735 $2,265 $235 $68,029
Masters program graduate 35 $64,029 $4,000 $343 $143 $68,514
Ph.D. graduate 7 $65,286 $1,000 $0 $0 $66,286
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 13 $65,846 $3,923 $154 $308 $70,231
No 64 $63,078 $2,953 $1,359 $328 $67,719
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 34 $59,235 $3,647 $1,941 $735 $65,559
Female 43 $66,953 $2,698 $535 $0 $70,186
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 1 $50,000 $7,000 $3,000 $0 $60,000
25 - 30 31 $49,548 $1,806 $1,935 $258 $53,548
31 - 35 20 $68,600 $3,700 $450 $750 $73,500
36 - 45 16 $71,438 $3,750 $0 $0 $75,188
46 - 55 6 $82,333 $5,667 $333 $333 $88,667
56 - 65 2 $104,000 $1,000 $7,500 $0 $112,500
66+ 1 $90,000 $7,000 $0 $0 $97,000
Average 77 $63,545 $3,117 $1,156 $325 $68,143

*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.