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Senior research associate 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) 3 $50,667 $4,000 $1,000 $333 $56,000
Mid Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) 5 $81,600 $1,400 $0 $29,000 $112,000
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 12 $79,250 $5,667 $6,000 $667 $91,583
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)      
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 4 $49,000 $250 $0 $500 $49,750
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)      
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1 $52,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $53,000
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)      
Pacific Coast (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2 $60,500 $30,000 $0 $500 $91,000
Canada 1 $70,000 $3,000 $0 $3,000 $76,000
Mexico      
Central and South America 1 $120,000 $0 $12,000 $0 $132,000
Eastern Europe 1 $11,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $12,000
Western Europe 1 $43,000 $1,000 $0 $0 $44,000
Asia 3 $13,333 $1,000 $0 $667 $15,000
Middle East 1 $49,000 $0 $0 $0 $49,000
Africa      
Australia/New Zealand      
Average 35 $63,229 $4,457 $2,486 $4,657 $74,829
Annual revenue/sales of organization Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< $1 Million US dollars 3 $41,000 $333 $0 $333 $41,667
$1M - $3M 3 $57,333 $3,333 $667 $1,667 $63,000
$3M - $6M 5 $80,200 $8,400 $800 $29,200 $118,600
$6M - $10M 4 $71,000 $3,250 $3,000 $250 $77,500
$10M - $50M 9 $73,556 $2,778 $333 $333 $77,000
$50M - $100M 3 $56,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $76,000
$100M - $300M 2 $23,500 $1,000 $30,500 $1,000 $56,000
$300M - $500M      
$500M - $1 Billion 1 $67,000 $0 $0 $0 $67,000
>$1 Billion US dollars 2 $53,000 $0 $0 $0 $53,000
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Number of full-time equivalent market researchers on staff Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0            
1 - 2 1 $11,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $12,000
3 - 5 3 $89,333 $13,000 $1,333 $333 $104,000
6 - 10 3 $55,333 $1,333 $0 $1,000 $57,667
11 - 15 3 $57,333 $2,333 $667 $1,000 $61,333
16  - 25 3 $86,000 $4,000 $0 $48,667 $138,667
>25 19 $60,789 $4,789 $4,000 $211 $69,789
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Number of years of experience in marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 1 $65,000 $0 $0 $0 $65,000
1 - 2 4 $46,000 $15,000 $0 $500 $61,500
3 - 5 11 $41,636 $2,000 $182 $273 $44,091
6 - 10 8 $62,000 $875 $8,000 $500 $71,375
11 - 15 1 $100,000 $15,000 $0 $0 $115,000
16  - 25 5 $85,400 $2,000 $2,400 $29,800 $119,600
>25 2 $150,000 $19,500 $2,000 $0 $171,500
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Years at current job Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 1 year 6 $58,000 $0 $0 $500 $58,500
1 - 2 11 $38,000 $7,364 $5,818 $455 $51,636
3 - 5 8 $78,500 $7,750 $2,250 $0 $88,500
6 - 10 5 $86,600 $2,000 $0 $29,800 $118,400
11 - 15 1 $11,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $12,000
16  - 25 1 $192,000 $0 $0 $0 $192,000
>25      
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Amount of work time spent conducting, coordinating and analyzing marketing research Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0%            
< 15%      
15% - 25% 4 $64,750 $4,500 $0 $500 $69,750
26% - 50%      
51% - 75% 6 $44,333 $2,167 $667 $167 $47,333
> 75% 22 $68,409 $5,545 $3,545 $7,045 $84,545
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Number of employees supervised Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
0 (None) 17 $66,765 $6,118 $3,882 $8,941 $85,706
1 - 2 13 $59,154 $3,769 $308 $462 $63,692
3 - 5 2 $63,000 $0 $6,000 $0 $69,000
6 - 10      
> 10      
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Highest degree achieved Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
High-school graduate            
College graduate 13 $66,231 $1,692 $385 $385 $68,692
Masters program graduate 18 $57,111 $7,278 $4,278 $444 $69,111
Ph.D. graduate 1 $141,000 $0 $0 $145,000 $286,000
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Do you hold a marketing research certification? (RIVA, Burke, PRC etc.) Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Yes 8 $59,500 $1,250 $250 $18,250 $79,250
No 24 $64,750 $5,958 $3,333 $500 $74,542
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Gender Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
Male 8 $34,500 $3,125 $7,625 $1,000 $46,250
Female 24 $73,083 $5,333 $875 $6,250 $85,542
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719
Age Count Base Bonus Dividends* Other* Total
< 25 1 $57,000 $0 $0 $0 $57,000
25 - 30 14 $40,643 $6,071 $4,500 $500 $51,714
31 - 35 7 $71,857 $2,286 $429 $143 $74,714
36 - 45 5 $56,000 $2,000 $0 $1,000 $59,000
46 - 55 5 $124,200 $8,400 $3,200 $29,000 $164,800
56 - 65      
66+      
Average 32 $63,438 $4,781 $2,563 $4,938 $75,719