National Salary Info » Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Highest Paying Industries for Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for market research analysts and marketing specialists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $110,830, aerospace product and parts manufacturing is the highest paying industry for market research analysts and marketing specialists. It is followed by motor vehicle manufacturing industry (average annual salary $99,810). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of market research analysts and marketing specialists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$110,830
1,260
2 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$99,810
160
3 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$94,370
2,470
4 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$93,150
1,340
5 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$92,800
760
6 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$91,710
2,970
7 Federal government, including USPS
$91,100
860
8 Satellite Telecommunications
$90,550
50
9 Support Activities for Mining
$89,510
310
10 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$87,900
420
11 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$87,000
2,430
12 Postal Service (federal government)
$86,790
100
13 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$86,370
130
14 Telecommunications
$86,060
7,220
15 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$85,940
4,790
16 Software Publishers
$85,690
9,090
17 Pipeline Transportation
$85,470
80
18 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$85,390
4,260
19 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$84,830
n/a
20 Couriers and Messengers
$84,620
n/a
21 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$84,050
10,990
22 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$83,920
70
23 Mining
$82,050
670
24 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$79,430
4,630
25 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$78,220
210
26 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$77,560
10,890
27 Scientific Research and Development Services
$77,500
5,640
28 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$77,110
940
29 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$76,970
80
30 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$76,710
360
31 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$76,450
730
32 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$75,990
990
33 Rail Transportation
$75,720
560
34 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$75,500
4,080
35 Oil and Gas Extraction
$74,950
320
36 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$74,650
2,330
37 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$74,330
1,580
38 Utilities
$73,770
2,220
39 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$73,010
590
40 Other Financial Investment Activities
$72,860
6,520
41 Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$72,170
230
42 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$72,150
16,450
43 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$71,970
60
44 Natural Gas Distribution
$71,940
620
45 Information
$71,800
37,450
46 Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$71,740
120
47 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$71,270
1,010
48 Footwear Manufacturing
$70,910
30
49 Other Telecommunications
$70,800
1,040
50 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$70,500
4,440
51 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$70,100
500
52 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$69,650
2,900
53 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$69,640
4,630
54 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$69,560
26,000
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,420
42,500
56 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$68,690
2,360
57 Manufacturing
$68,650
38,320
58 Insurance Carriers
$68,580
11,740
59 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$68,460
610
60 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$68,250
910
61 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$68,210
280
62 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$68,160
320
63 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$68,160
380
64 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$68,010
280
65 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$67,940
120
66 Finance and Insurance
$67,750
44,800
67 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$67,620
3,550
68 Transportation and Warehousing
$67,560
4,620
69 Other Information Services
$67,490
6,160
70 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$67,420
350
71 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$67,350
120
72 Testing Laboratories
$67,010
740
73 Hospitals - State government owned
$66,950
120
74 Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$66,540
470
75 Machinery Manufacturing
$66,150
4,610
76 Direct Selling Establishments
$65,920
630
77 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$65,900
3,960
78 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$65,670
150
79 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$65,650
15,070
80 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$65,180
2,210
81 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$64,990
590
82 Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$64,990
60
83 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$64,890
70
84 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$64,850
10,070
85 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$64,730
90
86 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$64,690
290
87 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$64,690
70
88 Veterinary Services
$64,670
70
89 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$64,630
18,700
90 Scheduled Air Transportation
$64,360
990
91 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$64,320
130
92 Investigation and Security Services
$63,870
850
93 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$63,850
2,460
94 Air Transportation
$63,590
1,090
95 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$63,440
21,850
96 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$63,340
720
97 Social Advocacy Organizations
$63,170
2,010
98 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$63,120
130
99 Depository Credit Intermediation
$62,870
8,160
100 Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$62,840
120
See also: Highest paying cities for market research analysts and marketing specialists.