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Quantitative Researcher Salary

Quantitative Researchers in the United States pull down an average of $82K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. More than half of Quantitative Researchers (67 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Quantitative Researchers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,376 - $131,810
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MEDIAN: $82,308
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$11.07 - $101.37
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,376 - $131,810  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,977  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $20,000  
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$40,249 - $163,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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$11.07 - $101.37  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,977  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $20,000  
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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$40,249 - $163,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

  • 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.
  • Work with large datasets to import, clean, format, and understand their contents..
  • Predict and document trends, problems, and areas for further analysis.

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Survey results show that Quantitative Researchers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Data Modeling, Object Oriented Programming (OOP), and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 10 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Research Analysis. Employees educated in Data Analysis are typically practiced in Statistical Analysis, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Quantitative Researcher

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $86K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $85K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $149K.

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Experience Affects Quantitative Researcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$87,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Quantitative Researcher Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 24%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 10%


National Average
$87,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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