The median annual wage of market research analysts was $60,570 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,350, and the top 10 percent earned more than $111,440.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of market research analysts in May 2010 were:
|Management of companies and enterprises||65,750|
|Finance and insurance||61,320|
|Professional, scientific, and technical services||61,250|
Market research analysts generally work full time during regular business hours. Some, however, work under pressure of deadlines and tight schedules, which may require longer hours.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition