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.
|Salary||$48,648 - $97,190|
|Bonus||$1,973 - $17,407|
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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).)
|$47,946 - $116,640|
|Hourly Rate||$14.87 - $124|
|Bonus||$1,973 - $17,407|
|Total Pay (||$47,946 - $116,640|
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.Read More...
Many employers require a bachelor's degree or higher in statistics, business, marketing, social science, or a related field and prior work experience for this position, especially in solving complex business problems and executing market research studies. Research consultants must maintain strong relationships with their organizations' market research teams, business partners, vendors, and clients and must be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment. Strong communication skills are important in order to make presentations and generate relevant reports, and skills in computational statistics and analytics may be necessary to mine various data sources across multiple fields of study.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is beneficial in this position, and flexibility may be required in order to travel. Some research consultants may be required to attend training classes, workshops, or conferences regularly or mentor or coach new or junior research consultants. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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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.
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