Investment Manager Salary

Investment Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $86K per year. Total cash compensation to Investment Managers approaches anywhere from $54K on the lower end to $194K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $61K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,286 - $146,096
(Median)
$51K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $85,643
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$330K$660K$990K
Salary
$51,286 - $146,096  
   
Bonus
$1,973 - $61,497  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,547  
Commission
$0.00 - $978,714  
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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$53,502 - $193,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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

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

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Investment Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Portfolio Manager. Median pay for Portfolio Managers is $90K.

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Popular Skills for Investment Manager


Survey takers who work as Investment Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Investment Management, Financial Analysis, and Portfolio Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Investment Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Manager

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


For many Investment Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $73K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $93K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $113K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $169K on average.

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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries



National Average
$97,000



Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries

Investment Management
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Portfolio Management
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$97,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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