The average salary for a Market Research Associate is $45,577 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$35,290 - $64,275
(Median)
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$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,577
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$8.37 - $20.35
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,290 - $64,275  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$1,135  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,767 - $63,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.37 - $20.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,068  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,135  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,767 - $63,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Market Research Associate

Market research associates are in charge of information-gathering tasks and research responsibilities for their organization. They collect information using different technology and methods; one of their main duties includes conducting informational surveys online and in-person to gather needed data related to products, services, and other facts of the organization. They may also assist in conducting focus groups and in other methods of consumer research. In addition, associates handle physical and digital files to be analyzed once research has been completed; excellent organizational skills are needed for this position.

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Market Research Associate Tasks

  • Liaise with clients and internal teams.
  • Design, test, implement, and analyze results from surveys and outreach efforts.
  • Collect and analyze data and write reports to inform internal teams.
  • Create visualizations and presentations to communicate results.

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National Average: $45,014

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What is it like working as a Market Research Associate?

Market Research Associate in Mesa:
"Market research interviewer-survey taker."
Pros: Flexible schedule, casual atmosphere, fantastic co-workers and supervisors.
Cons: Breaks too few and far between-would like shorter ones more often as phone work becomes monotonous.

Market Research Associate in Denver:
"A job for the individual who want to explore and learn."
Pros: Every day I come to work I am doing something different. The projects I get to work on always pose new problems and new questions to be answered. This job allows me to utilize my natural curiosity and hunger for continually learning, resulting in very few slow or boring days.
Cons: If there is anything to be disliked about this job, it is the lower starting salary, with little benefit of educating yourself beyond a bachelor's degree. There is also a lot of companies who do shoddy research, who would be horrible employers as your growth in the career is inevitably stunted. There is also a large recent push on pseudoscientific and flashy "research" which will be difficult to avoid.

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Experience Affects Market Research Associate Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Market Research Associate Salaries

Project Management
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Data Analysis
0%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$45,000

Market Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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