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Management Analyst Salary (United States)

Management Analysts in the United States usually make around $61K annually. Cash earnings for Management Analysts — including $5K in bonuses and $24K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $95K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Management Analysts making up 53 percent of workers. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Management Analysts. This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Management Analyst Salary (?
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$40,951 - $94,188
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MEDIAN: $60,721
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Management Analyst Salary (?
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$16.67 - $41.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,951 - $94,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,103  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$41,099 - $94,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 601
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.67 - $41.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,103  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$41,099 - $94,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Management Analysts. Many move into a Management Consultant role where pay averages at $94K per year. When Management Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Business Process Consultants or Government Program Managers. Those roles pay an additional $17K and $24K, respectively.

Management Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Management Analyst

Management Analysts report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Access, Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Contract Management, and Research Analysis. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Management Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $55K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $64K. On average, Management Analysts make $77K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $80K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining close to one-eighth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$61,000
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Fairfax is home to an above-average pay rate for Management Analysts, 31 percent higher than the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Los Angeles, Arlington, and Columbus, where Management Analysts annually earn 28 percent, 16 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent more than the national average. Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (8 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Management Analyst Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Management Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Excel
0%
Data Analysis
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National Average
$61,000
Process Improvement
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Budget Management
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Research Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%