$53,703
Avg. Salary
$20.10
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,185

Bonus

$2,954

Profit Sharing

$1,526

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Research Analyst is $20.10 per hour.

The average pay for a Research Analyst is $53,703 per year.

$13.45
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MEDIAN $53,703
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$0$80K
Salary $39,543 - $78,243
Bonus $487 - $14,555
Profit Sharing $981 - $14,899
Commission $0.00 - $13,574
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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$37,677 - $80,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,439
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $13.45 - $30.19
Hourly Tips $4.49
Overtime $19.25 - $41.61
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $487 - $14,555
Commission $0.00 - $13,574
Profit Sharing $981 - $14,899
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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$37,677 - $80,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 708

Job Description for Research Analyst

Research analysts must carefully examine data and produce meaningful information for their employer. This can involve not only drawing meaning from the data, but also checking to make sure the data is correct and using it to validate ideas and theories. When not examining or verifying information, a research analyst must work with their superiors to demonstrate what they have learned from their data and how it can be applied in the future for their business.

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Research Analyst Tasks

  • Use a variety of sources to research and analyze topics, becoming an expert in a field.
  • Collect and analyze quantitative data.
  • Present results in written and oral formats.
  • Interview clients or team members to identify information needs and deliverables.

Popular Employer Salaries for Research Analyst

Common Career Paths for Research Analyst


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Research Analysts who go on to become Analytics Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Analytics Managers is $99K annually. It is not uncommon for a Research Analyst to continue on to become a Senior Research Analyst or a Data Analyst.

Research Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Research Analyst


Survey takers working as Research Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Presentations, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Online Research and Database Management & Reporting. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Market Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Research Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 1,973 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 432 salaries. An experienced Research Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 174 salaries. A Research Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,195

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Research Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Research Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+12 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Portland (+8 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Research Analysts in Salt Lake City report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Houston (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Research Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research Analyst?

Research Analyst in Dallas:
"Great Company."
Pros: I've very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the wide array of service lines they operate in, and the people. Definitely a great work/life balance. Good compensation.
Cons: Nothing bad to say about the company as of yet.

Research Analyst in Los Angeles:
"Great People."
Pros: Work with great people, respectful of your time and grateful for good work.
Cons: A focus on technology is lacking.

Research Analyst in New York:
"VERY ENGAGING WORK."
Pros: ENGAGING WORK. ABILITY TO INNOVATE IN GROWING FIELD.
Cons: A LOT OF HOURS.

Research Analyst in Honolulu:
Pros: I enjoy being able to learn all aspects of real estate and work with many different people in all areas of the business.
Cons: Management does not communicate to each other or me and the department which causes a lot of inefficiency and disconnect.

Research Analyst in Washington:
"Great Programs, Not So Great Perks."
Pros: Having the opportunity to work with amazing education-focused programs within the federal government that help underserved individuals achieve academic and workplace success.
Cons: Being part of a small firm means that all of the focus is on business development, and none on project quality. It's all about the "hunt," rather than serving and exceeding the expectations of existing clients.

Research Analyst in Brea:
"Salary search."
Pros: The drive.
Cons: Can't talk to them without fear of being fired.

Research Analyst in Washington:
Pros: Projects, small office, flexibility.
Cons: Bad human resources, no benefits.

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Key Stats for Research Analyst

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 768 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Research Analyst Salaries

▲36%

▲32%

▲13%

National Average
$53,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Research Analyst Salaries





National Average
$53,000


▼1%



Data Analysis
▼3%

Market Research
▼3%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 768 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 12%