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Quantitative Researcher Salary

Quantitative Researchers in the United States take home an average $82K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Quantitative Researchers (66 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,729 - $131,072
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$43K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $82,142
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$11.07 - $101.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$42,729 - $131,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $72,265  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
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$40,045 - $163,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $101.37  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $72,265  
   
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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$40,045 - $163,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Quantitative Researchers who responded to the survey report just a handful of 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 25 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis. Data Analysis and Statistical Analysis are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Quantitative Researcher

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Quantitative Researchers. Quantitative Researchers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $85K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $85K. Quantitative Researchers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $93K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $149K on average.

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Experience Affects Quantitative Researcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$86,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Quantitative Researcher Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 25%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 11%


National Average
$86,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%