Average Portfolio Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Portfolio Manager is $84,656.
MEDIAN $84,656
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$51k - $140k
$2k - $45k
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$604 - $16k
$2k - $48k
Total Pay
$51k - $170k

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Job Description for Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager Tasks
  • Consult with clients to develop investment objectives, provides advice and guidance to customers.
  • Report on investment activity and performance.
  • Communicate with clients and administrators about their accounts, securities markets and economic trends.
  • Manage bond and equity portfolios to maximize investment returns commensurate with an acceptable level of risk.
The top respondents for the job title Portfolio Manager are from the companies U.S. Bank, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) and US Trust Company. Reported salaries are highest at BB&T Corp. where the average pay is $99,265. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Bank and Citizens Financial Group, Inc., earning around $99,085 and $97,436, respectively. The Northern Trust Company pays the lowest at around $88,085. Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) and Wells Fargo & Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $90,000 and $92,280, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Portfolio Manager

Skills in Portfolio Management, Investment Management and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Portfolio Manager

An entry-level Portfolio Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,121 based on 147 salaries. An early career Portfolio Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,188 based on 813 salaries. A mid-career Portfolio Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,194 based on 853 salaries. An experienced Portfolio Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,346 based on 806 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,579.
Employees with Portfolio Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.6% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (19.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.2% less).

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