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Pricing Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Pricing Analyst researches and recommends prices for company products or services. Analyzes company costs, industry pricing trends and prices at competitor companies. Develops strategies for pricing to improve sales.

Job Outlook

There were 238 Pricing Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 8360 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Pricing Analyst industry, which includes the Pricing Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Pricing Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $91,185.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $87,906.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Pricing Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $73,073.

Education and Experience

Posted Pricing Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree79.96%
Master's Degree17.19%
Doctoral Degree1.21%
Other6.81%

Posted Pricing Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years34.54%
3 to 5 years46.45%
6 to 8 years12.86%
9+ years6.15%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Pricing Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (47.78%)
  • Microsoft Excel (45.97%)
  • Sales (45.17%)
  • Management (41.94%)
  • Detail Oriented (31.71%)
  • Problem Solving (29.8%)
  • Operations (23.92%)
  • Leadership (23.37%)
  • Analytical Skills (21.18%)
  • Microsoft Office (20.62%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Accounting (26.86%)
  • Finance (53.01%)
  • Data Analysis (28.37%)
  • Pricing Strategies (43.91%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (22.34%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Price Analysis (13.95%)
  • Supply Chain (6.39%)
  • Auditing (15.98%)
  • Automation (4.38%)
  • Microsoft Access (6.91%)
  • Underwriting (4.6%)
  • Business Development (11.6%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (8.59%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (7.72%)
  • Corporate Finance (6.51%)
  • Economics (22.81%)
  • R (Programming Language) (5.68%)
  • Pivot Tables And Charts (11.75%)
  • Product Management (7.96%)
  • Financial Analysis (16.66%)
  • Financial Modeling (10.14%)
  • Procurement (8.98%)
  • Marketing (22.43%)
  • Project Management (15.81%)
  • Visual Basic For Applications (3.07%)
  • Market Trend (10.59%)
  • Business Strategies (3.82%)
  • Process Improvement (10.43%)
  • SAP Applications (8.73%)
  • Request For Proposal (14.96%)
  • Power BI (12.16%)
  • Statistics (8.42%)
  • SAS (Software) (6.12%)
  • Tableau (Business Intelligence Software) (13.07%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Pricing Systems (4.49%)
  • Pricing Analytics (3.71%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Pricing Systems (6.27%)
  • Finance (73.97%)
  • Pricing Strategies (61.28%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Pricing Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Pricing Data Analyst
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Demand Forecast Analyst
  • Sales and Pricing Analyst
  • Transfer Pricing Analyst
  • Principal Pricing Analyst
  • Government Pricing Analyst
  • Pricing Business Analyst
  • Pricing Actuarial Analyst

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Pricing Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Leidos (173)
  • Amentum (170)
  • Humana (133)
  • Prime Therapeutics (114)
  • UnitedHealth Group (98)
  • Smx Corporation Limited (89)
  • CVS Health (86)
  • Uline (71)
  • Intel (65)
  • Zt Systems (63)

North Carolina

  • Lowe's (11)
  • Randstad (7)
  • Rxo (7)
  • Volvo (6)
  • United Natural Foods (6)
  • Humana (6)
  • UnitedHealth Group (6)
  • Honeywell International (5)
  • Food Lion (5)
  • Parker Hannifin (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!