Investment Manager Salary

Investment Managers in the United States can expect wages of $88K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $50K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $34K, overall incomes of Investment Managers spread between $58K and $191K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Investment Managers survey respondents are men (78 percent). Most Investment Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,436 - $150,351
$54K
$88K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,656
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$54,436 - $150,351  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $50,482  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,935  
Commission
$14,000  
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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$58,138 - $190,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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Job Description for Investment Manager

An investment manager manages the money invested by individual investors, institutions that are investing a portion of the company’s assets, and/or funds related to the company's pension plan. The investment manager must protect the current value of those investments, strategically choose the best manner in which to grow them, be on guard for changes in the climates of the various investment options available, and adjust their client’s investment positions as needed. Usually, they work with clients before investing to determine their goals and how they would like their investments to be managed. In addition to buying and selling of securities on their client’s behalf, they also must pay close attention to investment performance, settle transactions, and meet regulatory and client reporting requirements.

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Investment Manager Tasks

  • Manage client investment portfolios, implementing strategies to maximize their financial returns.
  • Build investment portfolios which reflect clients' needs and communicate portfolio status and changes to clients.
  • Analyze current investment strategies to evaluate their effectiveness.

Common Career Paths for Investment Manager


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For Investment Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Investment Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Portfolio Manager.

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Popular Skills for Investment Manager


Investment Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Financial Analysis, Investment Management, and Portfolio Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Investment Management also tend to know Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Manager

Pay by Experience for an Investment Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Investment Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Investment Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Investment Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 51 salaries. An Investment Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,349

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

For Investment Managers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Investment Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+28 percent), Atlanta (+24 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Boston Investment Managers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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Key Stats for Investment Manager

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries

▲41%

▲32%

▲1%

National Average
$98,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries



National Average
$98,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 12%