Management Analyst Salary

An average Management Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Management Analysts can bottom out near $44K or peak near $97K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,672 - $96,361
$45K
$65K
$96K
MEDIAN: $64,526
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$18.27 - $38.06
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$38
MEDIAN: $25.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,672 - $96,361  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,180  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,298  
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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$43,743 - $96,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.27 - $38.06  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $50.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,298  
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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$43,743 - $96,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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Many Management Analysts move into a Management Consultant role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $93K per year. Typical career progression for a Management Analyst involves becoming a Business Process Consultant or an IT Business Analyst, roles that pay $14K more and $3K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Management Analyst


Management Analysts report using a deep pool of skills 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 5 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. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Management Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Management Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 330 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Management Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 192 salaries. An experienced Management Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 142 salaries. A Management Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,198

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

Alexandria offers some of the highest pay in the country for Management Analysts, 27 percent above the national average. Management Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Fairfax (+24 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and New York (+12 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Las Vegas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Denver (19 percent lower and 5 percent lower, 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 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Management Analyst Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$64,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Management Analyst Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲21%

Business Analysis
▲7%






National Average
$64,000





Process Improvement
▼3%

Office Management
▼3%


Technical Writing
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%