A Research Analyst in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $53,610 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Financial Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Technical Writing, and Policy Analysis. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$38,632 - $76,945
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,609
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$11.75 - $20.92
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,632 - $76,945  
   
Bonus
$500 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,823 - $78,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.73  
   
Overtime
$20.25  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$500 - $25,000  
   
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).
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$36,823 - $78,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Experience Affects Research Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%


National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Research Analyst Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 24%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 21%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 20%

Technical Writing
up arrow 20%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 16%

Research Analysis
up arrow 8%

SPSS
up arrow 8%

Presentations
up arrow 6%

Market Research
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$54,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Online Research
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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