Entry-Level Research Analysts take home an average $50K per year. With some bonuses approaching $11K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $16K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Research Analysts spread between $36K and $71K depending on individual performance. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women Entry-Level Research Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,837 - $69,137
$38K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,422
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.37 - $27.80
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.37
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,837 - $69,137  
   
Bonus
$345.21 - $10,775  
Profit Sharing
$688 - $16,000  
Commission
$2,500  
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).
)
$36,020 - $71,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,811
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $27.80  
   
Overtime
$18.39 - $39.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$345.21 - $10,775  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$688 - $16,000  
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).
)
$36,020 - $71,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Research Analyst Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Research Analyst


Ipsos, The Nielsen Company, The Cadmus Group, Inc., Corporate Executive Board (CEB), and The Advisory Board Company are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Research Analysts. For Entry-Level Research Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at NERA Economic Consulting; in fact, median earnings sit around $72K, the highest in the area. Other leaders in compensation levels are Corporate Executive Board (CEB) at $67K, The Advisory Board Company at $56K, and Jones Lang LaSalle, where Entry-Level Research Analysts annually earn $54K.

Workers at Colliers International, Gfk Custom Research Inc., and Ipsos also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $36K, $45K, and $47K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,419

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Research Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Research Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+13 percent), Arlington (+11 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Entry-Level Research Analysts in Salt Lake City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Dallas and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Research Analyst

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
9%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Research Analyst Salaries






Policy Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

Market Research
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Project Management
0%

SPSS
0%

National Average
$50,000





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 13%
ADVERTISEMENT