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Asset Manager Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $74K, close to two-fifths of overall earnings for Asset Managers arrives through commissions. Total cash compensation to Asset Managers bottoms out near $41K and approaches $126K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $26K from bonuses and almost $29K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Asset Managers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,901 - $115,972
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MEDIAN: $72,221
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$12.55 - $39.78
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,901 - $115,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,510  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $29,087  
Commission
$14,740 - $35,168  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,292 - $125,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 764
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.55 - $39.78  
   
Overtime
$16.19 - $54.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,510  
   
Commission
$14,740 - $35,168  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $29,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,292 - $125,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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Job Description for Asset Manager

Asset managers are responsible for the management, procurement, valuation, and disposition of a company's property, data, and documents. These assets may include anything from property to computers to cell phones. Asset managers keep records and create reports related to those assets, and they may work alone or as part of an asset management team.

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Asset Manager Tasks

  • Supervise the development of strategies to increase asset returns
  • Organize paperwork and processes required to buy, sell, or modify assets.
  • Recommend strategies for maximizing the value and returns for assets held by a company.
  • Write reports on property asset statistics for senior management.
  • Monitor the status of collateral and payments for current loans.

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Popular Skills for Asset Manager


Survey results imply that Asset Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, Operations Management, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 20 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Property Management, Inventory Management, and Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Financial Analysis and Real Estate.

Pay by Experience Level for Asset Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Asset Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $80K. Asset Managers see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $103K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Asset Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Asset Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+39 percent), Houston (+30 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), and Washington (+29 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (8 percent lower) and Oklahoma City (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Asset Manager Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Asset Manager Salaries






National Average
$74,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%