Forecast Analyst Salary

Median pay for Forecast Analysts in the United States is around $55K annually. Total cash compensation to Forecast Analysts varies from $41K to $76K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K each. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Forecast Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. The majority of Forecast Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,577 - $74,883
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$41K
$55K
$75K
MEDIAN: $54,888
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$17.00 - $27.31
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$17
$21
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,577 - $74,883  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $7,150  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $7,397  
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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$40,518 - $75,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $27.31  
   
Overtime
$28.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.00 - $7,150  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $7,397  
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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$40,518 - $75,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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


Typical Forecast Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Forecasting, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Forecast Analyst

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Forecast Analysts see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Forecast Analysts who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,460

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Forecast Analysts that is 17 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Forecast Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+9 percent). In Dallas, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Forecast Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Forecast Analyst Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$55,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Forecasting
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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