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Asset Manager Salary

Total annual pay for Asset Managers is approximately $74K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — about two in five on average. Total cash earnings of Asset Managers range from $41K on the low end to $126K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $26K and $28K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,906 - $116,561
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$44K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,315
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$12.58 - $39.49
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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
$43,906 - $116,561  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,997  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $27,500  
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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$41,336 - $126,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 806
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $39.49  
   
Overtime
$16.31 - $45.20  
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 - $25,997  
   
Commission
$14,740 - $35,168  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $27,500  
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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$41,336 - $126,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their 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 25 percent, 21 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management, Property Management, and Financial Reporting. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $81K. Asset Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $91K. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $104K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Asset Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Asset Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+33 percent), New York (+31 percent), Houston (+30 percent), and Washington (+26 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (15 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

Accounting
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Financial Reporting
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Property Management
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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%
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