Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $76K. The largest slice of the The Nielsen Company workforce (38 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns $59K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Market Research Managers, who bring in close to $87K, though Client Service Managers are not far behind at $79K along with Senior Research Analysts (approximately $62K) and Market Research Analysts (around $58K). Earning only $49K, Marketing Research Analysts make less than most people in the company.
Median pay is highest in New York ($74K annually), followed by Cincinnati (about $72K), Chicago ($71K), and San Francisco (around $65K). Tampa is near the bottom for pay at approximately $61K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $78K per year) in New Jersey.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $117K. Sun Certified Java Programmers with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at about $107K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Business Management; The Nielsen Company awards approximately $128K to these degree-holders.
Skill-wise, employees who report Operations Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $100K on average. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one in three of The Nielsen Company's people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Data Analysis, Market Research, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 31 percent receiving paid vacation and about one in four workers receiving sick leave. The vast majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of workers report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.