Management Analyst Salary

Median pay for Management Analysts in the United States is around $62K annually. Total cash compensation for Management Analysts runs from $42K to $94K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Management Analysts is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Management Analysts making up 55 percent of survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,218 - $93,903
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,292
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$16.93 - $40.12
(Median)
$17
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,218 - $93,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,452  
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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$41,856 - $94,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 636
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.93 - $40.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.13  
National Annualized 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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,452  
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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$41,856 - $94,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Job Description for Management Analyst

Management analyst positions are available in a wide variety of industries, ranging from military and government organizations to medical and investment companies. Requirements vary by field and position, but a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance, or a related field is generally needed. Most jobs also require a year of specialized experience in a similar type of administrative work. Many government and military openings require citizenship and the ability to obtain secret clearance as well.

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Management Analyst Tasks

  • Prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively.
  • Prepare manuals and instruct workers in the use of new forms or procedures.
  • Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies.

Common Career Paths for Management Analyst


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Management Analysts might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Management Consultant, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $93K per year. It is quite typical for Management Analysts to transition into roles as Business Process Consultants or Government Program Managers, where reported median earnings are $16K and $23K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Management Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Financial Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Process Improvement, and Contract Management. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Analyst

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


Management Analysts with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $67K. Management Analysts see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Management Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Management Analysts, busy Fairfax offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Management Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Alexandria (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and Columbus (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Management Analyst's salary, with St. Paul Management Analysts earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Norfolk (19 percent lower) and Phoenix (13 percent lower).

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What is it like working as a Management Analyst?

Management Analyst in State College:
"Diverse Responsibilities."
Pros: Ability to prioritize my days, for the most part. The work is not repetitive, and it keeps me engaged. I enjoy working on finance/budget work.
Cons: I do not like attending evening meetings, and they are required in a lot of local government work.

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Experience Affects Management Analyst Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Management Analyst Salaries

Business Analysis
up arrow 11%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%



Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%


Process Improvement
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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