Management and Program Analyst Salary
The average Management and Program Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $68K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Management and Program Analysts survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Job Description for Management and Program Analyst
When problems arise in an organization or start to impact a project and the organization lacks the specific knowledge and expertise to effectively address them, it may employ a management and program analyst to address the changes and find and implement solutions, allowing the organization to change in ways that overcome potential setbacks.Read More...
Once hired, management/program analysts examine the issue facing the employer and works to develop a plan to address it, taking into account how the company has responded so far, responses by other companies who’ve faced similar issues, and how to feasibly implement the best response. They then refer this analysis and proposed solution to the organization’s upper management for review, which often means proposing changes to work processes and budgets, proposals for cost-cutting, updating technology, restructuring divisions, and making suggestions for increasing revenue. They may also evaluate the effectiveness of such ideas that are put into place.
Management/program analysts often spend a great deal of time traveling to meet with clients in their offices, work areas, production facilities, and other locations. Many also have an office at home and/or on-site at the company, and 40-hour workweeks are typical while longer hours may also be necessary as deadlines approach.
A bachelor's degree is often a minimum requirement for this position, and many companies prefer a master’s degree in business or business administration and prior research experience. Aspiring management/program analysts should be skilled in research, analysis, and problem-solving, and strong verbal and communication skills are also important to effectively convey findings and suggestions.
Management and Program 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.
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Popular Skills for Management and Program Analyst
Management and Program Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Lucky workers who know Budget Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Data Analysis and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 14 percent and 21 percent. Financial Analysis and Microsoft Excel as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Budget Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Management and Program Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Management and Program Analysts, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. On average, Management and Program Analysts make $89K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $98K.
Pay Difference by Location
San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Management and Program Analysts, 27 percent higher than the national average. Management and Program Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+11 percent) and Atlanta (+9 percent).