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Management Analyst Salary

For Management Analysts, yearly average wages total $62K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Management Analysts spread between $42K and $94K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Management Analysts is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Management Analysts making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,127 - $94,206
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,181
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$16.96 - $40.47
(Median)
$17
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,127 - $94,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,050  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,452  
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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$41,802 - $94,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 631
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.96 - $40.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,452  
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).
)
$41,802 - $94,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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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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. Management Analysts most often move into positions as Business Process Consultants or Government Program Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $16K higher and $23K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Management Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Contract Management, and Research Analysis. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management.

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $56K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $66K. On average, Management Analysts make $78K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Management Analysts that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Fairfax offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Management Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Columbus (+13 percent), and Alexandria (+13 percent). Management Analysts in St. Paul earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Norfolk and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 12 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

Business Analysis
up arrow 11%



Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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