Management Analyst Salary (United States)

Pay for Management Analysts in the United States is typically around $60,781 annually. Pay starts at $41,099 and can approach $94,674 per year on the higher side. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $40,951 and peaks near $94,188, incorporates potential for more than $5,103 from bonuses and close to $24K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Male Management Analysts are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Management Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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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  
PayScale
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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As Management Analysts transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Management Consultant to earn an extra $33K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. Career advancement for Management Analysts often leads to becoming Management Consultants or Government Program Managers, where they can earn $16,707 or $24K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Management Analyst

Survey results suggest that Management Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Microsoft Access and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 7 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Contract Management, and Research Analysis. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Management Analysts can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $55K—can reach $64K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $77K. After 20 years in the field, Management Analysts see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $80K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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$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 ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Houston and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -8 percent and -7 percent, respectively.

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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
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Data Analysis
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$61,000
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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%
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