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Working As A Program Management Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Program Management Analyst Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Program Management Analyst

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Program Management Analyst Career Paths

Program Management Analyst
Program Analyst Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
9 Yearsyrs
Program Analyst Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Program Analyst Program Manager
Deputy Program Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Management Analyst Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Management Analyst Business Analyst Finance Manager
Senior Finance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Management Analyst Business Analyst Program Manager
Manager, Program Management
9 Yearsyrs
Budget Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Finance Director
Senior Director Of Finance
14 Yearsyrs
Budget Analyst Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Budget Analyst Finance Analyst Product Manager
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
Analyst Manager Senior Manager
Practice Leader
11 Yearsyrs
Analyst Project Manager Business Development Manager
Proposal Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Analyst Owner Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Management
10 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Consultant Consultant/Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Leader Project Management Lead
Change Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Programming Specialist Quality Assurance Specialist Quality Manager
Performance Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Operations Manager Senior Operations Manager
Head Operator
6 Yearsyrs
Consultant Production Manager Processing Manager
Business Process Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Finance Analyst Plant Controller
Finance Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Intelligence Analyst Collections Manager Asset Manager
Vending Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Staff Analyst 3.8 years
Senior Analyst 3.3 years
Resource Analyst 3.1 years
Management Analyst 3.0 years
Project Analyst 3.0 years
Program Analyst 2.9 years
Planning Analyst 2.9 years
Analyst 2.4 years
Associate Analyst 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Program Management Analyst
Internship 6.3%
Secretary 6.2%
Analyst 4.0%
Supervisor 3.5%
Manager 3.0%
Top Careers After Program Management Analyst
Consultant 5.6%
Analyst 4.4%
Director 3.5%
Associate 2.6%

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Program Management Analyst Demographics

Gender

Female

53.4%

Male

36.7%

Unknown

9.9%
Ethnicity

White

58.1%

Black or African American

17.2%

Hispanic or Latino

12.5%

Asian

8.3%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.0%

French

14.2%

Arabic

7.5%

Mandarin

5.0%

German

5.0%

Italian

4.2%

Russian

3.3%

Hindi

2.5%

Chinese

2.5%

Portuguese

1.7%

Japanese

1.7%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Gujarati

0.8%

Bulgarian

0.8%

Lithuanian

0.8%

Dari

0.8%

Thai

0.8%

Cantonese

0.8%

Khmer

0.8%

Czech

0.8%
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Program Management Analyst Education

Schools

University of Maryland - University College

14.1%

University of Phoenix

10.9%

George Washington University

9.6%

Strayer University

8.8%

George Mason University

6.6%

Webster University

5.6%

American University

4.7%

Georgetown University

4.5%

Michigan State University

4.3%

Howard University

3.9%

Bowie State University

3.9%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.2%

Park University

2.8%

Capella University

2.8%

Prince George's Community College

2.4%

Columbia Southern University

2.4%

University of Maryland - College Park

2.4%

Walden University

2.4%

Ashford University

2.3%

University of Texas at Austin

2.3%
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Majors

Business

36.2%

Management

7.3%

Project Management

5.5%

Finance

5.5%

Public Administration

4.2%

Criminal Justice

4.1%

Political Science

3.8%

Human Resources Management

3.6%

Accounting

3.3%

Communication

3.0%

Computer Information Systems

3.0%

Psychology

2.6%

Education

2.5%

Information Technology

2.5%

Economics

2.4%

Marketing

2.3%

Law

2.2%

International Relations

2.2%

Computer Science

2.1%

English

1.6%
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Degrees

Masters

37.4%

Bachelors

36.2%

Other

12.0%

Associate

5.2%

Certificate

4.7%

Doctorate

3.7%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.0%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$56,000
Min 10%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
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Best Paying Company
Citi
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Program Management Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Program Management Analyst in the United States is $78,230 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $56,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $109,000.

Real Program Management Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Program Management Analyst Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. Islandia, NY Jul 15, 2013 $193,000
Program Management Analyst Toa Communication Systems, Inc. Yonkers, NY Jun 27, 2014 $180,000
Program Management Analyst Convergytics LLC Duluth, GA Apr 27, 2015 $144,000
Program Management Analyst Citibank, N.A. Islandia, NY Sep 13, 2014 $142,400
Program Management Analyst, Prime Services IT Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC New York, NY Sep 28, 2015 $133,723
Program Management Analyst Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. Islandia, NY May 28, 2013 $131,400
Program Management Analyst Convergytics LLC Duluth, GA Apr 15, 2015 $130,000
Program Management Analyst Convergytics LLC Atlanta, GA Oct 03, 2014 $130,000
Program Management Analyst Citibank, N.A. Islandia, NY Sep 01, 2015 $125,000
Program Management Analyst Citibank, N.A. Islandia, NY Jul 01, 2015 $124,500
Program Management Analyst Citibank, N.A. Islandia, NY Nov 10, 2014 $122,500
Program Management Analyst Citibank, N.A. Islandia, NY Sep 10, 2015 $120,680
Program Management Analyst Citibank, N.A Islandia, NY Aug 12, 2015 $120,680
Program Management Analyst Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. Islandia, NY Jan 15, 2015 $120,000
Program Management Analyst Trepp, LLC New York, NY May 17, 2013 $92,206 -
$100,000
Program Management Analyst, HR Techops Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc. Cambridge, MA Oct 01, 2014 $91,946
Management Analyst, Africa Program The United States Pharmacopeia Rockville, MD Apr 30, 2015 $91,686
Program Management Analyst Priserve Consulting Inc. New York, NY Aug 12, 2013 $90,000
Program Management Analyst Priserve Consulting Inc. Stamford, CT Apr 14, 2014 $90,000
Program Management Analyst Autodesk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2016 $88,442 -
$114,794
Program Management Analyst Integrated Management Systems Inc. Dearborn, MI Aug 12, 2014 $85,000
Management & Program Analyst (Grade 13) Dc Department of Human Services Washington, DC Jul 15, 2016 $83,158
Program Management Analyst Satyam Computer Services, Ltd. Enon, OH Nov 30, 2013 $70,626
Program Management Analyst Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc. Alpharetta, GA Sep 05, 2014 $70,387
Project Program Management Senior Analyst Dell Software Inc. Tulsa, OK Jul 16, 2014 $70,300
Project Program Management SR. Analyst Dell Software Inc. Tulsa, OK Jul 07, 2014 $70,300
Program Management Analyst Priserve Consulting Inc. Houston, TX Sep 22, 2014 $70,000
Management and Program Analyst District of Columbia Department of Human Services Washington, DC Mar 16, 2016 $70,000 -
$90,000
Program Management Analyst MacHine Intelligence Research Institute Berkeley, CA Apr 15, 2016 $70,000
Program Management Analyst Mastech, Inc., A Mastech Holdings, Inc. Company Saint Louis, MO Jul 02, 2013 $69,622

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  1. Project Management
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  3. Financial Management
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