Average Salary for The Nielsen Company Employees

The median income for The Nielsen Company employees is $67K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for The Nielsen Company employees is your job title, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are IT Senior Project Managers, Market Research Managers, Client Service Managers, and Senior Research Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $107K per year, the other salaries come in at $85K, around $74K, and $74K, respectively. Near the bottom at The Nielsen Company are Outside Sales Representatives, pulling in an average of just approximately $35K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $84K annually. The greater proportion of employees (49 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $56K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($74K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Chicago, Ill. (around $69K), New York, N.Y. (about $66K), and Cincinnati, Ohio ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. Schaumburg, Ill. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $54K. The highest pay by state can be found in Georgia, where salaries average out at $102K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $100K annually. On average, salaries rise to approximately $88K per year for accredited Certified ScrumMasters. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in $118K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Account Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $110K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at The Nielsen Company is Data Analysis, with just over two-fifths considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Market Research, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

One in four respondents — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. The vast majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.

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Job Satisfaction

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