Entry-Level Research Analyst Salary

The average Entry-Level Research Analyst can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Research Analysts — including $10K in bonuses and $16K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $36K to $72K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Entry-Level Research Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Research Analysts is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,006 - $69,715
$38K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,391
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$13.44 - $27.69
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,006 - $69,715  
   
Bonus
$200.76 - $10,303  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $16,107  
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).
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$35,851 - $71,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,714
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $27.69  
   
Overtime
$18.63 - $39.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$200.76 - $10,303  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $16,107  
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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$35,851 - $71,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 259

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Popular Employer Salaries for Research Analyst


Ipsos, The Cadmus Group, Inc., The Nielsen Company, FCi Federal, and Corporate Executive Board (CEB) are all popular places to work. NERA Economic Consulting offers the largest salaries in town — $72K on average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Corporate Executive Board (CEB), Jones Lang LaSalle, and The Advisory Board Company, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Research Analysts rake in a comfortable $67K, $54K, or $53K, respectively.

Employees at FCi Federal, Gfk Custom Research Inc., and Ipsos can also expect below-average earnings of $39K, $45K, and $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,345

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Research Analysts, 16 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Research Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+12 percent), Boston (+8 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Salt Lake City Entry-Level Research Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (10 percent lower) and Denver (7 percent lower).

Key Stats for Research Analyst

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 243 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Research Analyst Salaries







Data Analysis
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Market Research
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
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SPSS
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National Average
$50,000






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 13%