Quantitative Researcher Salary

Quantitative Researchers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $101K per year on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Quantitative Researchers survey respondents are men (70 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,704 - $153,564
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MEDIAN: $101,204
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$49,704 - $153,564  
   
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$993 - $50,335  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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$48,189 - $195,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Job Description for Quantitative Researcher

Quantitative researchers analyze compiled data to develop improvements to existing business models and/or develop and implement new business models. These researchers work in a variety of fields, especially in science and finance. They often collaborate with data scientists, researchers, engineers, and other experts with the shared goal of solving business challenges in a constantly changing market; these collaborative efforts are usually called a research team. Quantitative researchers are responsible for structuring and presenting the analyzed data to relevant parties within the business. Quantitative researchers generally work in an office environment in front of a computer, although work from home opportunities do exist as well (which are normally hired on a contract basis).

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Quantitative Researcher Tasks

  • Work with large datasets to import, clean, format, and understand their contents..
  • Predict and document trends, problems, and areas for further analysis.
  • Identify tactics to reduce noise in data and increase rigor of analyses.
  • Create and utilize statistical tools, models, and algorithms to answer questions and detect trends.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quantitative Researcher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $115K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $149K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $98K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $104K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $112,636

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Quantitative Researchers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Quantitative Researchers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+16 percent). Quantitative Researchers in Washington earn salaries far below the national average by 35 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (12 percent lower) and Boston (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Quantitative Researcher

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Quantitative Researcher Salaries

▲32%

▲2%

National Average
$113,000

Late-Career
▼8%

Experienced
▼13%

Skills That Affect Quantitative Researcher Salaries

Python
▲46%


National Average
$113,000


Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▼2%

Data Modeling
▼4%

Research Analysis
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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