What does a Senior Planning Analyst do?

Planning analysts gather data and create statistical models that help organizations improve their financial investments and avoid inefficiencies. They work for financial institutions including banks or securities firms, and insurance companies. Planning analysts look for business and marketing strategies that increase company profits while reducing costs and developing marketing and financial strategy to increase company profits and boost sales. They study and analyze various business data and financial information, including market trends, sales figures, and inventory control matters.

Planning analysts streamline daily business operations looking for ways to cut costs, maximize sales, and increase profits. They collaborate with managers and staff to implement financial and marketing plans, write reports outlining various business strategies, and design detailed plans to enforce them. Planning analysts create economic forecasts and sales projections based on new and current business data and need a bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, or related fields of study.

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Senior Planning Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$92,322 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$67K
Median: $92K
$127K
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Senior Planning Analyst Career Path

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Delaware Valley Regional Planning CommissionDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Planning Intern
Jan 25, 2021

“My supervisor has been really helpful and is willing to teach me things I don't know”

Doosan BabcockDoosan Babcock
Planning
Aug 18, 2021

“Basic salary wasn't good with no wage increase in 5 years at one point and no incentives.”

BPBP
Planning Analyst
May 17, 2020

“The pay was better than most of its competitors and better than a comparable job in another industry.”

J. C. PenneyJ. C. Penney
Planning
Sep 18, 2020

“Every area of the company is different but each area I worked in supported good work life balance.”

Pottery BarnPottery Barn
Inventory Planning Analyst
Dec 15, 2021

“People are nice and friendly.”

Swale Borough CouncilSwale Borough Council
Planning Officer
Sep 3, 2021

“Very good and career prospects”

The Home DepotThe Home Depot
Merchandise Planning Analyst
Mar 17, 2021

“management cares about you and helps you move forward in your career”

Cain, Watters & AssociatesCain, Watters & Associates
Planning
May 7, 2021

“Interesting work and flexible schedule”

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