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

Senior research associate 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) 1 $74,000 $0 $0 $0 $74,000
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 2 $54,000 $2,500 $2,000 $0 $58,500
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 9 $63,667 $3,444 $222 $6,111 $73,444
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 2 $85,500 $1,000 $0 $0 $86,500
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 5 $60,200 $600 $0 $200 $61,000
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3 $56,667 $2,667 $1,333 $333 $61,000
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) 1 $95,000 $12,000 $0 $0 $107,000
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2 $82,500 $5,500 $0 $0 $88,000
Canada 1 $65,000 $3,000 $0 $70,000 $138,000
Mexico
Central and South America
Eastern Europe 1 $19,000 $2,000 $0 $2,000 $23,000
Western Europe 3 $56,333 $1,000 $0 $667 $58,000
Asia 4 $34,500 $500 $0 $0 $35,000
Middle East
Africa
Australia/New Zealand
Average 34 $60,235 $2,412 $294 $3,853 $66,794
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 1 $74,000 $0 $0 $0 $74,000
$1M - $3M 5 $50,800 $3,400 $0 $24,200 $78,400
$3M - $6M 2 $60,000 $3,500 $2,000 $500 $66,000
$6M - $10M 3 $62,333 $2,667 $1,333 $333 $66,667
$10M - $50M 11 $61,909 $2,182 $182 $273 $64,545
$50M - $100M 4 $41,000 $1,250 $0 $1,000 $43,250
$100M - $300M 2 $85,500 $1,000 $0 $0 $86,500
$300M - $500M 4 $62,000 $1,750 $0 $250 $64,000
$500M - $1 Billion
>$1 Billion US dollars
Average 32 $59,344 $2,188 $313 $4,094 $65,938
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0
1 - 2 1 $74,000 $0 $0 $0 $74,000
3 - 5 2 $72,500 $6,000 $0 $25,500 $104,000
6 - 10 3 $65,333 $5,667 $0 $23,333 $94,333
11 - 15 1 $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,000
16  - 25 3 $85,333 $4,000 $0 $333 $89,667
>25 23 $57,174 $1,783 $435 $391 $59,783
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year
1 - 2 3 $52,667 $333 $0 $0 $53,000
3 - 5 13 $56,538 $2,692 $77 $4,231 $63,538
6 - 10 8 $55,250 $3,125 $1,125 $375 $59,875
11 - 15 3 $61,333 $1,000 $0 $333 $62,667
16  - 25 5 $79,000 $3,200 $0 $14,400 $96,600
>25 1 $80,000 $2,000 $0 $0 $82,000
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 8 $68,875 $4,500 $1,000 $6,625 $81,000
1 - 2 13 $56,000 $1,769 $154 $462 $58,385
3 - 5 5 $62,600 $800 $0 $0 $63,400
6 - 10 4 $44,750 $4,000 $0 $500 $49,250
11 - 15 3 $74,333 $1,000 $0 $23,333 $98,667
16  - 25
>25
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0%
< 15%
15% - 25% 2 $74,000 $2,500 $500 $1,000 $78,000
26% - 50% 6 $45,500 $0 $0 $8,500 $54,000
51% - 75% 6 $42,500 $2,667 $1,333 $500 $47,000
> 75% 19 $69,368 $3,211 $53 $3,947 $76,579
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 19 $61,053 $2,368 $316 $2,947 $66,684
1 - 2 10 $64,700 $3,200 $400 $7,400 $75,700
3 - 5 2 $52,500 $2,500 $0 $500 $55,500
6 - 10 2 $41,000 $0 $0 $0 $41,000
> 10
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate 1 $40,000 $0 $0 $0 $40,000
College graduate 17 $63,235 $2,471 $353 $4,471 $70,529
Masters program graduate 15 $58,600 $2,667 $267 $3,667 $65,200
Ph.D. graduate
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 5 $71,000 $3,600 $1,000 $200 $75,800
No 28 $58,536 $2,286 $179 $4,643 $65,643
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 9 $50,889 $1,333 $0 $8,111 $60,333
Female 24 $64,000 $2,917 $417 $2,417 $69,750
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 1 $53,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $54,000
25 - 30 12 $51,667 $2,417 $333 $4,500 $58,917
31 - 35 11 $59,818 $2,545 $364 $455 $63,182
36 - 45 3 $60,000 $1,667 $333 $23,333 $85,333
46 - 55 3 $77,333 $1,667 $333 $667 $80,000
56 - 65 3 $83,667 $4,667 $0 $0 $88,333
66+
Average 33 $60,424 $2,485 $303 $3,970 $67,182

*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.