What does a Market Analyst do?

Market analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of products or services. They help companies understand the products people want, target demographics for purchasing the products, and the necessary price points. They monitor and forecast marketing and sales trends and measure the effectiveness of marketing programs and strategies. They research and collect data to help companies market their products and services, and consider data including consumer demographics, preferences, needs, or buying habits.

Market analysts gather their information through interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, and public opinion polls. They help determine the company’s position in a marketplace by researching competitors and analyzing them for prices, sales, and marketing methods. Their research informs potential markets, product demand, and pricing. Market analysts need a bachelor’s degree in market research or related fields including statistics, math, or computer science. Some market analysts also go for voluntary certification.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Market Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$69,207 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$42K
Median: $69K
$115K
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Market Analyst Career Path

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Aug. 23, 2020

“It was a great experience in the working environment and full of learning opportunities as a college graduate.”

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Growth Marketing Analyst
Feb. 12, 2020

“JAMS is a great opportunity to own your own projects and make an impact directly.”

Victoria's SecretVictoria's Secret
Marketing Analyst
Jul. 17, 2019

“Victoria’s Secret provides many opportunities to grow within your role and the organization as a whole.”

Gerber LifeGerber Life
Senior Marketing Analyst
Jun. 5, 2019

“Was great when I started but when CEO retired the place was not managed well.”

TargetTarget
Senior Insights Analyst
Nov. 9, 2021

“Huge potential for career growth even if you want to completely change what you’re doing.”

Live Nation EntertainmentLive Nation Entertainment
Digital Marketing Analyst
Aug. 25, 2019

“It's a great place to start your career or get exposed to the music industry.”

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