Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,650
25th Percentile Wage
$46,630
50th Percentile Wage
$63,660
75th Percentile Wage
$89,960
90th Percentile Wage
$125,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for market research analysts and marketing specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $125,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid market research analysts and marketing specialists is $33,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of market research analysts and marketing specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,660
1.67% 4.41%
2016
$62,600
-0.05% -
2015
$62,630
1.48% -
2014
$61,700
0.96% -
2013
$61,110
0.43% -
2012
$60,850
- -

Compare Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of market research analysts and marketing specialists in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $83,190. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $46,070). For detailed market research analyst and marketing specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$83,190
Scientific Research and Development Services
$79,450
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$71,580
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$68,270
Testing Laboratories
$68,140
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$67,960
Engineering Services
$66,570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$64,980
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,660
Specialized Design Services
$62,210
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$61,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$60,800
Legal Services
$60,500
Veterinary Services
$48,310
Photographic Services
$46,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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