Research Consultant Salary

The average salary for a Research Consultant is $67,758 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Technical Writing, Project Management, and Market Research. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$47,747 - $96,338
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MEDIAN: $67,758
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$14.83 - $132.50
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MEDIAN: $27.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,747 - $96,338  
   
Bonus
$1,965 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$7,980  
Total Pay (?
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$41,500 - $110,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $132.50  
   
Overtime
$26.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,965 - $19,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,980  
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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$41,500 - $110,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Research Consultant

Research consultants work for various companies and government institutions to collect and analyze relevant data in multiple formats. They then present their analyses or findings to their clients or relevant staff within the organization, as this data may be needed in companies' advertising or marketing departments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Research Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Research Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 16 salaries. A Research Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,370

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Key Stats for Research Consultant

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Research Consultant Salaries

Experienced
▲54%

Late-Career
▲41%

▲23%

National Average
$66,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Research Consultant Salaries

Technical Writing
▲13%

Project Management
▲13%

Market Research
▲11%



Data Analysis
▲9%

National Average
$66,000

Online Research
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%