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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 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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Senior research analyst salary by:

Region in which employee is located Count Base Bonus Other Total
North East (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) 5 $68,200 $5,250   $73,450
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 9 $71,889 $7,200   $79,089
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 11 $63,182 $3,000 $1,000 $67,182
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 8 $71,000 $1,600 $1,000 $73,600
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 9 $66,333 $4,000 $3,000 $73,333
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)          
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 5 $72,200 $1,000   $73,200
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 7 $67,000 $6,500   $73,500
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 4 $78,000 $8,500   $86,500
Canada 2 $57,500 $1,000   $58,500
Mexico          
Central and South America 3 $62,333 $5,000   $67,333
Eastern Europe 3 $14,000     $14,000
Western Europe 4 $72,250 $9,000   $81,250
Asia 7 $32,714 $38,500   $71,214
Middle East 1 $48,000     $48,000
Africa          
Australia/New Zealand 1 $61,000     $61,000
Average 79 $62,797 $6,462 $2,000 $71,259

 

Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Other Total
< $1 Million US dollars 7 $38,571 $20,000   $58,571
$1M - $3M 8 $57,750 $5,000   $62,750
$3M - $6M 11 $54,091 $4,429   $58,519
$6M - $10M 10 $81,900 $11,167   $93,067
$10M - $50M 14 $67,714 $1,800 $3,000 $72,514
$50M - $100M 7 $73,143 $8,333 $1,000 $82,476
$100M - $300M 2 $40,000     $40,000
$300M - $500M 1 $83,000     $83,000
$500M - $1 Billion 4 $40,000 $6,000   $46,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 6 $76,833 $4,000   $80,833
Average 70 $62,714 $7,156 $2,000 $71,871

 

Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Other Total
0          
1 - 2 5 $75,200 $4,000   $79,200
3 - 5 7 $41,857 $2,000   $43,857
6 - 10 7 $70,571 $4,800   $75,371
11 - 15 6 $51,667 $5,000   $56,667
16  - 25 6 $60,167 $16,750   $76,917
>25 44 $66,250 $5,818 $2,000 $74,068
Average 75 $63,320 $6,514 $2,000 $71,834

 

Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Other Total
< 1 year          
1 - 2 12 $53,417 $2,250   $55,667
3 - 5 21 $56,286 $11,091 $3,000 $70,377
6 - 10 26 $60,038 $5,000 $1,000 $66,038
11 - 15 7 $84,286 $9,667   $93,952
16  - 25 7 $86,143 $2,500 $1,000 $89,643
>25 2 $86,000 $7,000   $93,000
Average 75 $63,320 $6,514 $2,000 $71,834

 

Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Other Total
0% 1 $61,000 $11,000   $72,000
< 15% 2 $9,000     $9,000
15% - 25%          
26% - 50% 4 $51,000 $3,000   $54,000
51% - 75% 15 $62,200 $11,556 $1,000 $74,756
> 75% 53 $66,660 $4,800 $2,333 $73,794
Average 75 $63,320 $6,514 $2,000 $71,834

 

Number of Employees Supervised Count Base Bonus Other Total
0 (None) 43 $67,558 $3,565 $2,000 $73,123
1 - 2 24 $58,917 $10,000   $68,917
3 - 5 6 $48,333 $9,000   $57,333
6 - 10          
> 10 2 $70,000 $30,000   $100,000
Average 75 $63,320 $6,514 $2,000 $71,834

 

Highest Degree Achieved Count Base Bonus Other Total
High-school graduate          
College graduate 26 $65,115 $8,400   $73,515
Masters program graduate 44 $59,545 $4,250 $2,000 $65,795
Ph.D. graduate 5 $87,200 $5,000   $92,200
Average 75 $63,320 $6,514 $2,000 $71,834

 

Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Other Total
Yes 6 $76,500 $6,600   $83,100
No 69 $62,174 $6,500 $2,000 $70,674
Average 75 $63,320 $6,514 $2,000 $71,834

 

Gender Count Base Bonus Other Total
Male 28 $63,143 $6,429 $1,000 $70,571
Female 47 $63,426 $6,565 $3,000 $72,991
Average 75 $63,320 $6,514 $2,000 $71,834

 

Age Count Base Bonus Other Total
< 25 5 $50,600 $1,500   $52,100
25 - 30 24 $56,125 $11,250   $67,375
31 - 35 17 $52,706 $3,125 $2,333 $58,164
36 - 45 19 $73,105 $5,500   $78,605
46 - 55 5 $94,000 $6,667   $100,667
56 - 65 5 $78,800   $1,000 $79,800
66+          
Average 75 $63,320 $6,514 $2,000 $71,834