Management Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $65K annually. Total cash earnings of Management Analysts range from $44K on the low end to $97K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $14K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women Management Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Management Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$44,839 - $96,124
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MEDIAN: $64,502
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$18.27 - $37.42
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MEDIAN: $25.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,839 - $96,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,355  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,426  
Total Pay (?
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$43,987 - $96,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 528
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.27 - $37.42  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $51.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,355  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,426  
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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$43,987 - $96,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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

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

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. When Management Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Business Process Consultants or IT Business Analysts. Those roles pay an additional $14K and $3K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Management Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Business Analysis, and Contract Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Technical Writing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Access and Process Improvement also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Analyst

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Management Analysts bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Management Analysts with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,108

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Management Analysts in Alexandria receive some of the highest pay in the country. Management Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Fairfax (+25 percent), Washington (+19 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Columbus (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Management Analysts is geography, with workers in St. Paul earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Workers in Las Vegas and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 19 percent less, respectively).

Management Analyst Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Management Analyst

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
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Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Management Analyst Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Management Analyst Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Business Analysis
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National Average
$64,000





Office Management
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Process Improvement
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Technical Writing
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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