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Investment Manager Salary

With about one-half of Investment Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $50K to $189K per year and averages out to $83K per year. In the world of Investment Managers, overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $189K at the top; this can include more than $60K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (83 percent) of Investment Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Investment Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,619 - $148,102
(Median)
$50K
$83K
$150K
MEDIAN: $83,010
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$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,619 - $148,102  
   
Bonus
$1,192 - $60,232  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $19,000  
Commission
$3,000 - $25,000  
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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$50,416 - $189,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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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 typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Investment Management, Portfolio Management, and Financial Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Portfolio Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Manager

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $63K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $97K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $111K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $167K.

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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries



National Average
$97,000



Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries

Investment Management
0%

National Average
$97,000

Portfolio Management
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 10%
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