Investment Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Investment Manager is $87,935 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Portfolio Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Investment Manager Total Pay (?
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$52,216 - $153,274
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$52,216 - $153,274  
   
Bonus
$4,834 - $61,708  
Profit Sharing
$2,020 - $40,547  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,434  
Total Pay (?
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$57,460 - $201,023  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Investment Manager

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$106,000
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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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$106,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries

Portfolio Management
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Financial Analysis
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$106,000
Investment Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 9%
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