Average Entry-Level Research Analysts make around $50K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Research Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $72K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $16K, respectively. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Entry-Level Research Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Research Analysts (53 percent) survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,603 - $69,779
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$38K
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$70K
MEDIAN: $50,388
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$13.04 - $27.22
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,603 - $69,779  
   
Bonus
$203.73 - $11,589  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $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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$35,870 - $71,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,821
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $27.22  
   
Overtime
$17.79 - $40.36  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$203.73 - $11,589  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $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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$35,870 - $71,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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Entry-Level Research Analysts flock to Ipsos, The Nielsen Company, The Cadmus Group, Inc., FCi Federal, and Gfk Custom Research Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. NERA Economic Consulting leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $72K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Corporate Executive Board (CEB), Jones Lang LaSalle, and The Nielsen Company, where earnings of $66K, $54K, or $51K are standard for Entry-Level Research Analysts.

Also approaching the lower end are Colliers International at $36K, Gfk Custom Research Inc. at $45K, and The Advisory Board Company at $46K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,360

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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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Arlington (+11 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Portland (+6 percent). Entry-Level Research Analysts in Salt Lake City make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (11 percent lower) and Austin (7 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Research Analyst Salaries



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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 254 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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