Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Principal Research Analyst make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$127,094 / yrTotal Pay
$107,505 / yrBase Pay
$19,589 / yrAdditional Pay

$127,094

 / yr
$41K$444K
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The estimated total pay for a Principal Research Analyst is $127,094 per year in the United States. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated base pay is $107,505 per year. The estimated additional pay is $19,589 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Principal Research Analyst in United States of America

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$114,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,250/yr
Stock Bonus$3,000/yr

9 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 1 to 3 years of experience

$83,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr
Stock Bonus$2,000/yr

25 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 4 to 6 years of experience

$73,347

/yrAvg Base Salary

30 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 4 to 6 years of experience

$75,369

/yrAvg Base Salary

74 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$140,669

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$12,900/yr

200 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 7 to 9 years of experience

$29

/hrAvg Base Salary

242 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 1 to 3 years of experience

$101,684

/yrAvg Base Salary

254 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 7 to 9 years of experience

$74,706

/yrAvg Base Salary

259 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 4 to 6 years of experience

$61,604

/yrAvg Base Salary

282 days ago by a Research Analyst, Principal with 4 to 6 years of experience

$74,259

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr
Stock Bonus$2,000/yr

283 days ago by a Principal Research Analyst with 4 to 6 years of experience

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NORC at the University of Chicago
3.7

NORC at the University of Chicago

Principal Research Analyst

$78,586

 /yr
Range: $73K - $89K

$73K

$89K

$73,245 - $89,248 Range

Gartner
3.9

Gartner

Principal Research Analyst

$140,669

 /yr
Range: $100K - $156K

$100K

$156K

$100,203 - $155,731 Range

IHS Markit
4.1

IHS Markit

Principal Research Analyst

$92,342

 /yr
Range: $74K - $124K

$74K

$124K

$74,259 - $124,063 Range

American Institutes for Research
3.4

American Institutes for Research

Principal Research Analyst

$170,666

 /yr
Range: $144K - $176K

$144K

$176K

$143,738 - $175,785 Range

CENTRA (Massachusetts)
3.3

CENTRA (Massachusetts)

Principal Research Analyst

$105,540

 /yr
Range: $93K - $186K

$93K

$186K

$92,711 - $185,524 Range

EMC
3.7

EMC

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$116K -$127K

$116K

$127K

$116,401 - $126,905 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.9

General Dynamics Information Technology

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$89K -$96K

$89K

$96K

$89,233 - $96,116 Range

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BAE Systems USA
3.8

BAE Systems USA

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$129K -$139K

$129K

$139K

$128,509 - $138,517 Range

University of Kentucky
4

University of Kentucky

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$52K -$56K

$52K

$56K

$52,043 - $56,097 Range

FINRA
4.1

FINRA

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$105K -$115K

$105K

$115K

$105,488 - $114,747 Range

Publicis Groupe
3.8

Publicis Groupe

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$91K -$99K

$91K

$99K

$90,596 - $99,078 Range

Informa
3.5

Informa

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$127K -$138K

$127K

$138K

$126,979 - $138,477 Range

NORC at the University of Chicago
3.7

NORC at the University of Chicago

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$72K -$77K

$72K

$77K

$71,517 - $76,976 Range

Deltek
4.6

Deltek

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$90K -$98K

$90K

$98K

$89,855 - $97,532 Range

Applied Research Associates
4.1

Applied Research Associates

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$160K -$173K

$160K

$173K

$160,067 - $173,123 Range

Wood Mackenzie
3.4

Wood Mackenzie

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$142K -$156K

$142K

$156K

$142,342 - $156,370 Range

G2
4.1

G2

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$95K -$102K

$95K

$102K

$94,585 - $101,607 Range

Philip Morris USA
3.9

Philip Morris USA

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$117K -$126K

$117K

$126K

$117,338 - $126,296 Range

Idaho Department of Corrections
3.1

Idaho Department of Corrections

Principal Research Analyst - Hourly
About 

$28 -$30

 hourly

$28

$30

$28 - $30 Range

Scitor
4.2

Scitor

Principal Research Analyst
About 

$120K -$131K

$120K

$131K

$120,156 - $131,151 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Research Analyst salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Research Analyst is $106,137 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Principal Research Analyst salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 46 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Research Analyst employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Research Analyst in United States is $163,501 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Research Analyst in United States is $68,899 per year.

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