Investment Manager Salary

Investment Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $83K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Investment Managers — as high as $59K, $18K and $993K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $51K to $189K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Investment Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,497 - $147,600
(Median)
$50K
$83K
$150K
MEDIAN: $83,313
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$340K$680K$1.02M
Salary
$50,497 - $147,600  
   
Bonus
$1,226 - $58,723  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,246  
Commission
$0.00 - $993,293  
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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$51,496 - $188,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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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, Portfolio Management, and Financial Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management. Those proficient in Financial Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Portfolio Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $68K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $96K on average. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $113K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $164K.

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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries



National Average
$97,000



Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries

National Average
$97,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 10%
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