Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $51K annually. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $55K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($70K), Atlanta, Ga. (about $45K), and Toledo, Ohio ($40K) are the next top-paying cities. TNS Global workers in California earn the most — around $95K per year on average.
Marketing Research Project Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $58K annually — though Market Research Managers also do fairly well at approximately $55K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
The best paid folks at TNS Global have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $119K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $75K per year. Market Research is regularly seen around here; over one-half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Adobe InDesign, Data Analysis, and Adobe Illustrator round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. Almost all survey participants can count on health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include a casual working environment.