Management Analyst Salary

For Management Analysts, yearly average wages total $63K annually. Total incomes of Management Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $42K and $96K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Management Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Management Analysts (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This overview is based on answers to 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 (?
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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 who move on to become Management Consultants may enjoy significant pay raises, as Management Consultants get paid an average of $93K per year. Career advancement for the typical Management Analyst often leads to becoming a Business Process Consultant or a Government Program Manager; median salaries in these positions are $16K higher and $22K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Management Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Technical Writing, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those 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.


For Management Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. Management Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $77K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,293

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

With a pay rate for Management Analysts that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Alexandria offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Management Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Fairfax (+28 percent), New York (+25 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Columbus (+12 percent). Management Analysts in St. Paul earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Dallas and 13 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Management Analyst Reviews

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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