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Investment Manager Salary

Investment Managers in the United States can expect wages of $83K per year on average. Cash earnings for Investment Managers — which occasionally include more than $60K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing — stretch from around $50K to approximately $189K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Investment Managers are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,239 - $147,978
(Median)
$49K
$83K
$150K
MEDIAN: $83,219
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
$49,239 - $147,978  
   
Bonus
$1,200 - $59,980  
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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$50,064 - $188,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201

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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.

Common Career Paths for Investment Manager


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Investment Managers who transition into an upper level Portfolio Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Portfolio Manager makes $90K a year.

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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 Portfolio Management, Investment Management, and Financial Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Financial Analysis. It is often found that people who know Financial Analysis are 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.


Investment Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $63K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $97K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $111K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $167K.

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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries




National Average
$97,000


Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries

Portfolio Management
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National Average
$97,000

Investment Management
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
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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