Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $74K per year. The largest slice of the TNS Global workforce (38 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $55K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($70K), Atlanta, Ga. (about $48K), and Toledo, Ohio ($40K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $95K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Market Research Managers — their earnings average around $63K per year. Marketing Research Project Directors are a close second at $58K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
TNS Global provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in about $119K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Research Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $70K annually. Market Research also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the larger part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Project Management, Data Analysis, and Adobe InDesign as well.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all respondents use it to save for retirement. Perks cover health insurance for almost all respondents and dental coverage for a fair number of employees. Some other perks are a casual working environment.