Investment Manager Salary

Investment Managers in the United States pull down an average of $94K per year. Total cash compensation to Investment Managers approaches anywhere from $58K on the lower end to $187K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $50K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Investment Managers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,315 - $151,099
$52K
$94K
$150K
MEDIAN: $93,791
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$0$186K
Salary $52,315 - $151,099
Bonus $1,600 - $49,665
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,347
Commission $11,200
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$58,057 - $186,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 165

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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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Although many Investment Managers transition into Portfolio Manager roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $90K.

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Popular Skills for Investment Manager


Investment Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Financial Analysis, Investment Management, and Portfolio Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Portfolio Management and Investment Management. Those proficient in Investment Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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: $104,641

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

Home to some of the best pay for Investment Managers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 39 percent above the national average. Investment Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+20 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), San Francisco (+8 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Investment Managers in Boston take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Investment Manager

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries

▲33%

▲24%

National Average
$105,000

▼5%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries


National Average
$105,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%
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