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Research Analyst Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Research Analyst is $50,701 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Financial Analysis and SAS. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Research Analyst Salary (?
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$36,350 - $77,683
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MEDIAN: $50,701
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Research Analyst Salary (?
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$12.72 - $27.58
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,350 - $77,683  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,805  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $6,082  
Commission
$1,000 - $8,500  
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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$35,294 - $80,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,941
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $27.58  
   
Overtime
$18.74 - $41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,805  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $6,082  
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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$35,294 - $80,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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Job Description for Research Analyst

Research analysts must carefully examine data and produce meaningful information for their employer. This can involve not only drawing meaning from the data, but also checking to make sure the data is correct and using it to validate ideas and theories. When not examining or verifying information, a research analyst must work with their superiors to demonstrate what they have learned from their data and how it can be applied in the future for their business.
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Research Analyst Tasks
  • Present results in written and oral formats.
  • Interview clients or team members to identify information needs and deliverables.
  • Use a variety of sources to research and analyze topics, becoming an expert in a field.
  • Collect and analyze quantitative data.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Analyst

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Research Analyst Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Research Analyst Salaries

SAS
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Research Analysis
up arrow 2%
Market Research
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Policy Analysis
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Data Analysis
0%
Online Research
0%
National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
SPSS
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%