Average Research Analyst Salary

$55,446
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,284
Bonus
$1,474
Commission
$2,586
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The average salary for a Research Analyst is $55,446.
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$41k
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$55k
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$79k
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What Do Research Analysts Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Research Analyst

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The top respondents for the job title Research Analyst are from the companies The Cadmus Group, Inc., Ipsos and Gartner Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at McKinsey & Company, Inc. where the average pay is $74,048. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gartner Group Inc and Jones Lang LaSalle, earning around $62,659 and $58,326, respectively. The Cadmus Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $48,445. Ipsos and ICF International also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $48,714 and $51,425, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Research Analysts?

Skills in Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Research, Market Research, Microsoft Excel and Research Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Research Analysts?

An entry-level Research Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,182 based on 627 salaries. An early career Research Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,293 based on 2,969 salaries. A mid-career Research Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,132 based on 780 salaries. An experienced Research Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,568 based on 366 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,100.
Employees with Research Analyst in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (10.6% more) and New York, New York (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,848 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.9%
Early Career
61.2%
Mid Career
16.1%
Experienced
7.5%
Late Career
2.2%