Investment Manager Salary

The average Investment Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $86K annually. In the world of Investment Managers, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $189K at the top; this can include more than $51K from bonuses and more than $34K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Investment Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,810 - $150,688
$50K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $86,484
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,810 - $150,688  
   
Bonus
$1,192 - $50,965  
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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$52,163 - $188,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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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Many Investment Managers move into a Portfolio Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Portfolio Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Investment Managers.

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Popular Skills for Investment Manager


Investment Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Financial Analysis and Investment Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 5 percent, respectively. 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.


Investment Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $72K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $100K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $134K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $142K.

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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 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries

▲49%

▲41%

▲4%

National Average
$95,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries



Portfolio Management
▼0%

National Average
$95,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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