Median pay for Management Analysts in the United States is around $64K per year. Total cash earnings of Management Analysts range from $44K on the low end to $96K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $17K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,841 - $96,039
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$45K
$64K
$96K
MEDIAN: $64,220
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$18.10 - $36.87
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$18
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,841 - $96,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,384  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,000  
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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$44,017 - $96,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 507
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.10 - $36.87  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $50.21  
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 - $8,384  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,000  
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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$44,017 - $96,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 often transition into Management Consultant positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Management Consultants earn $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 takers working as Management Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Business Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Technical Writing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Process Improvement and Operations Management 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.


For many Management Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. On average, Management Analysts make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $77K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,806

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

With a pay rate for Management Analysts that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Alexandria offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Management Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Fairfax (+25 percent), Washington (+18 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Columbus (+10 percent). Management Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Management Analysts in St. Paul bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Las Vegas and Denver (18 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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
$64,000


Skills That Affect Management Analyst Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 21%

Business Analysis
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Contract Management
up arrow 3%

Program Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Process Improvement
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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