Entry-Level Research Analyst Salary
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.
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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
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).