Quantitative Researcher Salary

Median pay for Quantitative Researchers in the United States is around $84K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Quantitative Researchers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,615 - $135,660
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$46K
$84K
$140K
MEDIAN: $84,307
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$13.91 - $100.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$45,615 - $135,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $74,240  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$41,227 - $166,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $100.67  
   
Overtime
$75.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $74,240  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$41,227 - $166,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Statistical Analysis, Object Oriented Programming, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Research Analysis and Data 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Quantitative Researchers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $90K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $96K. Quantitative Researchers bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $104K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Quantitative Researcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Quantitative Researcher Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 18%


Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 5%

National Average
$92,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Research Analysis
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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