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Average Senior Research Analyst Salary

$69,969
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,879
Bonus
$2,500
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The average salary for a Senior Research Analyst is $69,969.
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$53k
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$70k
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$102k
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What Do Senior Research Analysts Do?

Senior Research Analyst Tasks
  • Research and analyze trends, opportunities, competitors and pricing to identify themes.
  • Write reports with recommendations, visualizations and clear risk analysis.
  • Develop, maintain and quality control databases and sources.
  • Present results to a variety of audiences and answer questions.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Research Analyst

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The top respondents for the job title Senior Research Analyst are from the companies Ipsos, National Opinion Research Center and The Nielsen Company. Reported salaries are highest at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where the average pay is $105,887. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McKinsey & Company, Inc. and National Opinion Research Center, earning around $88,021 and $69,332, respectively. Ipsos pays the lowest at around $54,204. The Nielsen Company and UnitedHealth Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,125 and $66,329, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Research Analysts?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Research Analysts?

An entry-level Senior Research Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,407 based on 18 salaries. An early career Senior Research Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,003 based on 369 salaries. A mid-career Senior Research Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,793 based on 289 salaries. An experienced Senior Research Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,249 based on 129 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,000.
Employees with Senior Research Analyst in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.5% more) and New York, New York (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (16.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (7.3% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 833 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
44.3%
Mid Career
34.7%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
3.4%