Entry-Level Research Analyst Salary

Entry-Level Research Analysts take home approximately $51K annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Research Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $11K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $16K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $71K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women Entry-Level Research Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Entry-Level Research Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,547 - $69,276
$39K
$51K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,982
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$13.25 - $28.71
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MEDIAN: $18.87
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$0$70K
Salary $38,547 - $69,276
Bonus $101.08 - $10,553
Profit Sharing $979 - $16,107
Commission $0.00
Total Pay (?
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$35,524 - $70,943
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,718
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.25 - $28.71
Overtime $18.81 - $39.18
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $101.08 - $10,553
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $979 - $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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$35,524 - $70,943
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 287

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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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Research Analysts. The biggest paychecks can be found at NERA Economic Consulting — the median salary there is $72K. Also paying near the top of the field are Corporate Executive Board (CEB) at $67K, Jones Lang LaSalle at $54K, and The Advisory Board Company, where Entry-Level Research Analysts annually earn $53K.

Workers at FCi Federal, Gfk Custom Research Inc., and Ipsos also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $39K, $45K, and $49K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,753

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Research Analysts that is 15 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Research Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+11 percent), Boston (+8 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Washington (+4 percent). Compared to the national average, Salt Lake City Entry-Level Research Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Dallas and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Research Analyst

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 282 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Research Analyst Salaries






Data Analysis
▼0%


Market Research
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

SPSS
▼1%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%
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