Investment Manager Salary

An average Investment Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $96K annually. Total cash compensation to Investment Managers approaches anywhere from $59K on the lower end to $192K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $51K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men account for the majority of Investment Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Investment Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,680 - $158,969
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MEDIAN: $95,199
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Salary $51,680 - $158,969
Bonus $2,035 - $50,421
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $29,361
Commission $11,200
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$56,391 - $196,180
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 188

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Job Description for Investment Manager

An investment manager manages the money invested by individual investors, institutions that are investing a portion of the company’s assets, and/or funds related to the company's pension plan. The investment manager must protect the current value of those investments, strategically choose the best manner in which to grow them, be on guard for changes in the climates of the various investment options available, and adjust their client’s investment positions as needed. Usually, they work with clients before investing to determine their goals and how they would like their investments to be managed. In addition to buying and selling of securities on their client’s behalf, they also must pay close attention to investment performance, settle transactions, and meet regulatory and client reporting requirements.

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Investment Manager Tasks

  • Manage client investment portfolios, implementing strategies to maximize their financial returns.
  • Build investment portfolios which reflect clients' needs and communicate portfolio status and changes to clients.
  • Analyze current investment strategies to evaluate their effectiveness.

Common Career Paths for Investment Manager


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Although many Investment Managers transition into Portfolio Manager roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $90K.

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Popular Skills for Investment Manager


Investment Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Financial Analysis, Investment Management, and Portfolio Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Portfolio Management and Investment Management. Most people skilled in Investment Management are similarly competent in Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Manager

Pay by Experience for an Investment Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Investment Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Investment Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Investment Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 51 salaries. An Investment Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,969

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

For those looking to make money, Investment Managers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Investment Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), San Francisco (+5 percent), and New York (+4 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Boston Investment Managers earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average.

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Key Stats for Investment Manager

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Investment Manager Salaries

▲31%

▲23%

National Average
$106,000

▼6%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Investment Manager Salaries

National Average
$106,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 17%
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