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Senior research analyst 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) 11 $68,000 $2,636 $5,545 $909 $77,091
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 15 $72,733 $1,200 $0 $200 $74,133
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 13 $69,077 $1,692 $0 $0 $70,769
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 7 $83,286 $3,000 $429 $0 $86,714
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 8 $72,750 $1,500 $375 $500 $75,125
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)      
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1 $95,000 $0 $0 $0 $95,000
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 8 $76,625 $4,125 $2,500 $1,375 $84,625
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 5 $63,200 $2,800 $0 $1,000 $67,000
Canada 3 $58,000 $0 $333 $0 $58,333
Mexico      
Central and South America 3 $26,000 $2,667 $667 $3,000 $32,333
Eastern Europe 4 $16,500 $250 $2,500 $0 $19,250
Western Europe 8 $40,125 $1,125 $0 $0 $41,250
Asia 1 $16,000 $0 $0 $0 $16,000
Middle East 1 $50,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $51,000
Africa 1 $107,000 $9,000 $0 $0 $116,000
Australia/New Zealand      
Average 89 $64,472 $1,989 $1,124 $472 $68,056
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 12 $43,917 $1,000 $833 $417 $46,167
$1M - $3M 6 $67,500 $3,667 $3,500 $2,833 $77,500
$3M - $6M 11 $67,818 $3,455 $0 $455 $71,727
$6M - $10M 6 $68,833 $0 $0 $0 $68,833
$10M - $50M 18 $62,222 $2,444 $0 $167 $64,833
$50M - $100M 10 $66,700 $400 $500 $700 $68,300
$100M - $300M 11 $79,636 $3,818 $5,818 $91 $89,364
$300M - $500M 1 $83,000 $0 $0 $0 $83,000
$500M - $1 Billion 1 $71,000 $4,000 $0 $0 $75,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 8 $68,125 $875 $0 $125 $69,125
Average 84 $64,917 $2,060 $1,190 $464 $68,631
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 1 $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $20,000
1 - 2 5 $59,000 $1,600 $0 $200 $60,800
3 - 5 7 $71,714 $3,714 $3,000 $2,714 $81,143
6 - 10 9 $65,778 $2,444 $1,111 $667 $70,000
11 - 15 7 $55,000 $1,143 $0 $143 $56,286
16  - 25 4 $55,250 $500 $0 $250 $56,000
>25 52 $67,615 $2,058 $1,327 $212 $71,212
Average 85 $65,071 $2,035 $1,176 $459 $68,741
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 1 $75,000 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
1 - 2 4 $57,500 $0 $0 $250 $57,750
3 - 5 23 $60,826 $1,261 $2,783 $130 $65,000
6 - 10 31 $61,548 $3,032 $1,000 $871 $66,452
11 - 15 18 $69,222 $1,389 $278 $444 $71,333
16  - 25 6 $81,833 $2,667 $0 $0 $84,500
>25 2 $91,000 $4,500 $0 $0 $95,500
Average 85 $65,071 $2,035 $1,176 $459 $68,741
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 13 $69,000 $1,308 $4,769 $385 $75,462
1 - 2 25 $61,720 $1,120 $160 $240 $63,240
3 - 5 24 $65,083 $1,625 $583 $417 $67,708
6 - 10 16 $60,000 $4,000 $1,250 $1,125 $66,375
11 - 15 4 $81,750 $2,250 $0 $0 $84,000
16  - 25 3 $80,667 $5,333 $0 $0 $86,000
>25      
Average 85 $65,071 $2,035 $1,176 $459 $68,741
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0%            
< 15%      
15% - 25% 2 $40,000 $2,000 $0 $500 $42,500
26% - 50% 5 $48,200 $600 $0 $200 $49,000
51% - 75% 19 $56,526 $2,053 $1,105 $579 $60,263
> 75% 59 $70,102 $2,153 $1,339 $441 $74,034
Average 85 $65,071 $2,035 $1,176 $459 $68,741
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 55 $66,182 $1,818 $145 $182 $68,327
1 - 2 22 $69,136 $2,818 $3,727 $1,136 $76,818
3 - 5 6 $55,000 $1,000 $1,667 $500 $58,167
6 - 10 1 $20,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $21,000
> 10 1 $20,000 $4,000 $0 $1,000 $25,000
Average 85 $65,071 $2,035 $1,176 $459 $68,741
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 1 $57,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $59,000
College graduate 38 $64,895 $2,105 $132 $421 $67,553
Masters program graduate 40 $63,550 $1,875 $2,375 $475 $68,275
Ph.D. graduate 5 $78,600 $2,000 $0 $800 $81,400
Average 84 $64,976 $1,988 $1,190 $464 $68,619
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 13 $70,462 $2,846 $231 $154 $73,692
No 71 $63,972 $1,831 $1,366 $521 $67,690
Average 84 $64,976 $1,988 $1,190 $464 $68,619
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 32 $70,531 $3,313 $813 $844 $75,500
Female 52 $61,558 $1,173 $1,423 $231 $64,385
Average 84 $64,976 $1,988 $1,190 $464 $68,619
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 2 $49,000 $500 $0 $500 $50,000
25 - 30 29 $57,483 $1,759 $2,103 $138 $61,483
31 - 35 23 $64,783 $2,000 $696 $870 $68,348
36 - 45 23 $75,261 $2,348 $1,000 $565 $79,174
46 - 55 3 $52,000 $0 $0 $0 $52,000
56 - 65 4 $79,000 $3,750 $0 $250 $83,000
66+      
Average 84 $64,976 $1,988 $1,190 $464 $68,619