What does a 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.

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Planning Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£31,765 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £32K
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Planning Analyst Career Path

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Planning Analyst Insights

Read what Planning Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning CommissionDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Planning Intern
25 Jan 2021

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

Planning Analyst
17 May 2020

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

Doosan BabcockDoosan Babcock
18 Aug 2021

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

Swale Borough CouncilSwale Borough Council
Planning Officer
3 Sep 2021

“Very good and career prospects”

Anonymous AlertsAnonymous Alerts
Institutional Planning Analyst
1 Nov 2020

“Good prospect and career advancements”

OnePlus GlobalOnePlus Global
Strategic Planning Analyst
1 Mar 2021

“You feel respected at work and good bonus”

Bluestem Brands, Inc.Bluestem Brands, Inc.
Business Planning Analyst
7 Nov 2020

“Good work life balance was nice.”

Planning Department
16 Oct 2020

“Interdepartamental communications and task assigment issues.”

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