Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

The salary statistics of market research analysts and marketing specialists in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare market research analyst and marketing specialist salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,090
25th Percentile Wage
$44,610
50th Percentile Wage
$60,590
75th Percentile Wage
$83,620
90th Percentile Wage
$117,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for market research analysts and marketing specialists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) market research analysts and marketing specialists is $117,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid market research analysts and marketing specialists is $34,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of market research analysts and marketing specialists in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,5902.08%0.64%
201559,3300.84%-
201458,830-0.24%-
201358,970-2.09%-
201260,200--

Compare Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of market research analysts and marketing specialists in 23 industries in the wholesale trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for market research analyst and marketing specialist occupations is the professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $65,730. The lowest paying industry is the farm and garden machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $50,740). For detailed market research analyst and marketing specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$65,730
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$63,880
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$63,880
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$63,470
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$63,320
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$61,250
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$60,620
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$59,470
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$59,010
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,500
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$58,450
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$58,050
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$57,940
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$57,500
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$57,460
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$56,780
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,800
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,420
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$52,490
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$51,990
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$51,860
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$50,780
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$50,740

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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