Analytics Analyst Salary

The average Analytics Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Analytics Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. More than half of Analytics Analysts (65 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,374 - $81,318
MEDIAN: $61,272

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$39,374 - $81,318  
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$40,539 - $85,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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Job Description for Analytics Analyst

The key roles of an analytics analyst are to create strategies to measure data for the company and then use that information to help the company create the most efficient working environment possible. The analytics analyst generally works in an office environment, many times with a team. They are also required to work with different departments within their organization on both collecting data and then utilizing it in an organizational plan. The analyst must identify the type of performance numbers that should be tracked and then monitor that data in a way that is effective, repeatable, and scalable. Then, the data must be organized and presented in a way that leaders within the company can understand and use in decision making.


Analytics Analyst Tasks

  • Validate sources and note limitations of analysis.
  • Document and present findings to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Research and model data using statistical formulae and software.
  • Track analytic trends and update models accordingly.

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Popular Skills for Analytics Analyst

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in SAS, Data Analysis, SQL, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Statistical Analysis and SQL.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Analytics Analysts in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 7 percent above the national average. Analytics Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+3 percent). Analytics Analysts in Atlanta earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in New York and San Diego (15 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Analytics Analyst Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Analytics Analyst Salaries

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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel


National Average

Statistical Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


35 %
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 6%