Investment Manager Salary

Median pay for Investment Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $83K per year. Cash earnings of Investment Managers — including $59K in bonuses, $18K in profit sharing proceeds, and $993K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $51K to approximately $189K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Investment Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. The vast majority (82 percent) of Investment Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$49,946 - $147,727
(Median)
$50K
$83K
$150K
MEDIAN: $83,090
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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$340K$680K$1.02M
Salary
$49,946 - $147,727  
   
Bonus
$1,216 - $59,180  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,383  
Commission
$0.00 - $993,293  
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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$50,859 - $189,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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 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 Investment Management, Portfolio Management, and Financial Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management. For most people, competency in Financial Analysis indicates knowledge of Portfolio Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Investment Managers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $67K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $96K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $113K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $164K.

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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries



National Average
$97,000



Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries

National Average
$97,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 10%
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