Research Analyst Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$61,000
$37,000
$61,000
$99,000
Did you know that the average research analyst makes $61,206 per year? That's valued at $29.43 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $37,000 and $99,000, meaning research analysts have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most research analysts find a job with media and education companies, while others work for health care, finance, and professional companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New York, Washington and New Jersey are the top states in the U.S. to pay research analysts the highest salaries.
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Map of Research Analyst Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Research Analysts earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Research Analyst Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a research analyst is roughly $61,206 per year, which boils down to $29.43 per hour. Interestingly enough, research analysts have the highest salaries in New York, NY at about $74,037 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in New York, NY is $41,000. Additionally, research analysts make more than the average salary in Seattle, WA, Jersey City, NJ, Wilmington, DE, Greenwich, CT, and San Francisco, CA. On a more broad level, research analyst salaries are highest in New York, Washington, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Idaho. On the contrary, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Alabama offer the lowest research analyst salaries.

Average Research Analyst Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a research analyst, working for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates or Matthews International might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like JPMorgan Chase and Citi report highly competitive salaries for research analysts.

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Average Research Analyst Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, research analyst salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that health care, finance, and professional companies tend to offer much higher salaries for research analysts. For example, research analysts make a whopping average salary of $67,659 while working for health care companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $65,076 at finance companies and $63,838 at professional companies. But research analysts may want to avoid working in the media industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $41,621.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$67,659
$68k
Finance
Finance
$65,076
$65k
Professional
Professional
$63,838
$64k
Technology
Technology
$60,296
$60k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$55,476
$55k
Media
Media
$41,621
$42k

Research Analyst Salary History

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Research Analyst Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a research analyst can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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The County of Los Angeles
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$54,921
$54,921
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$34,957
$34,957
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$54,679
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$90,203
$90,203
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$41,740
$41,740
07/02/2020
Research/Remediation Analyst 1
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$41,740
$41,740
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