Forecast Analyst Salary

The average Forecast Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Overall incomes of Forecast Analysts generally bottom out at around $41K and peak near $74K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $7K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Forecast Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Forecast Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,683 - $72,721
MEDIAN: $54,474

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$40,683 - $72,721  
$195.74 - $7,115  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $7,450  
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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).
$40,756 - $73,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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

Survey takers who work as Forecast Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Excel, Forecasting, and Data Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Forecast Analyst

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

The average inexperienced worker earns $52K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $57K. Forecast Analysts bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Forecast Analysts who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Forecast Analysts in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Forecast Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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 20 votes.


37 %
63 %

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%