A Research Analyst earns an average salary of $50,267 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Research Analyst Total Pay (?
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$35,488 - $77,138
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MEDIAN: $50,267
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Research Analyst Total Pay (?
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$12.46 - $28.02
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28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,488 - $77,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,068  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$34,422 - $79,841  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,592
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $28.02  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $40.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,068  
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).
)
$34,422 - $79,841  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,592
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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
$50,000

Skills That Affect Research Analyst Salaries

Research Analysis
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Market Research
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Data Analysis
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SPSS
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National Average
$50,000
Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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