Management Analyst Salary

Management Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $63K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Management Analysts bottoms out near $42K and approaches $96K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Management Analysts (51 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,972 - $95,929
(Median)
$43K
$63K
$96K
MEDIAN: $62,621
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$16.88 - $39.98
(Median)
$17
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,972 - $95,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,136  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,575  
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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$42,138 - $95,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 745
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.88 - $39.98  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $51.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,575  
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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$42,138 - $95,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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. Business Process Consultants or Government Program Managers are common next-step roles for Management Analysts moving up in their careers; annual pay for Business Process Consultants is $16K higher on average, and it's $22K higher for Government Program Managers.

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Popular Skills for Management Analyst


Management Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Business Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Technical Writing, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know 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.


Management Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Management Analysts make a median salary of $77K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $80K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,293

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

For Management Analysts, working in the bustling city of Alexandria has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Management Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Fairfax (+28 percent), New York (+25 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Columbus (+12 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Management Analysts in St. Paul earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Phoenix (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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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

Strategic Planning
up arrow 24%

Business Analysis
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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