Rent-a-Researcher Retainers

Our Rent-a-Researcher program has been expanded to include retainer pricing. This means you can plan ahead for your workloads and budgets. Crunch time? No worries. Unexpected skill gaps? Easy.

Rent-a-Researcher Retainers = Safe Staffing

You tell us what skills you need, and we will assemble a team for you. This virtual team will be on call for you, and generally able to start new tasks within 4 business days (if not sooner). This way, your “favorites” learn how to best meet your needs—you won’t have to train new researchers each month.

Your retainer fee will be calculated based on:

  • The level or levels of skill you require.
  • The number of hours you will buy per month.
  • The number of months to which you are committing.

For Example: Client Sam estimated he would need 10 hours a month of Level 1 plus 30 hours a month of Level 3 work. He committed to a one year retainer, with unused hours rolling over. His fee is $3,255 per month.

Staffing Retainer Agreement Terms

  • Client pays retainer each month (no uncertainty)
  • At year end, unused hours roll over (no waste)
  • Client receives a monthly update on hours used/dollars spent (know what you have)
  • Client receives and approves weekly timesheets (no surprises)

Let us put together a staffing retainer option for you. No strings attached.
Just call 508-691-6004 Ext 703 or email Nancy at

Fees range by skill level.

Skill LevelSample TasksHourly Rate
Level 1Basic questionnaire programming (simple logic)
Consumer interviewing (IDIs)
Manual coding of open-ends or transcripts
Secondary Research
Telephone recruiting

$60 to $90/hour

Level 2Advanced questionnaire programming (complex logic)
B2B interviewing (IDIs)
Online community moderation
Panel management
PowerPoint editing and QA
Questionnaire testing (Qualtrics, SurveyGizmo, etc.)
Verbatims: select/extract from transcripts/audio files

$80 to $120/hour

Level 3Crosstabs/Banner tables
PowerPoint reporting of Quant results
PowerPoint reporting of Qual results
Project Management
Questionnaire design: standard
Questionnaire testing (complex logic)
Word reports or top-lines
$100 to $200/hour
Level 4Questionnaire design (advanced: CBC, MaxDiff, etc.)
Sawtooth design and programming
SPSS: Factor, cluster, logistic regression, discriminant analysis, etc.

 $120 to $250/hour