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.

$46,441 - $103,694
MEDIAN: $68,266

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$45,593 - $104,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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.


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.

Common Career Paths for Management and Program Analyst

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Many Management and Program Analysts transition into upper-level roles like Management Analyst. However, Management Analysts do report a slightly lower median income of $59K per year.

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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

National Average: $67,537

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

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Experience Affects Management and Program Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Management and Program Analyst Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%