Average Early-Career Senior Research Analyst Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Senior Research Analyst is $65,414.
MEDIAN $65,414
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$50k - $84k
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$50k - $88k

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Job Description for Senior Research Analyst

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Research Analyst

The top respondents for the job title Senior Research Analyst are from the companies Ipsos, The Advisory Board Company and The Nielsen Company. Reported salaries are highest at The Advisory Board Company where the average pay is $67,417. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McKinsey & Company, Inc., earning around $63,077. Ipsos pays the lowest at around $54,349. The Nielsen Company also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $58,019.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Senior Research Analyst. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Senior Research Analyst
Market Research Manager
Research Director
Operations Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Research Analyst

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Research Analyst

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 $56,686 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Senior Research Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,648 based on 299 salaries. An experienced Senior Research Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,095 based on 168 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,924.
Employees with Senior Research Analyst in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (6.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (22.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (4.5% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (2.8% less).

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