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Forecast Analyst Salary

Forecast Analysts in the United States take home an average $54K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Forecast Analysts are male. For the most part, Forecast Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,126 - $72,066
MEDIAN: $53,928

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$40,126 - $72,066  
$98.63 - $7,098  
Profit Sharing
$1,214 - $3,250  
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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).
$40,165 - $72,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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Job Description for Forecast Analyst

  • Create regular reports and forecasts, and evaluate past forecasts.
  • Acquire and interpret data.
  • Track, analyze, and evaluate operations in order to provide accurate forecasts.
  • Suggest workflow/supply chain improvements based on analyses.

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Popular Skills for Forecast Analyst

Forecast Analysts report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Excel, Forecasting, and Data Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Forecast Analyst

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

Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $52K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $57K. Forecast Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $65K. Forecast Analysts who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Forecast Analysts, 14 percent above the national average. Forecast Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Forecast Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Forecast Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


39 %
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 4%