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Analytics Analyst Salary

Median pay for Analytics Analysts in the United States is around $62K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Men make up the majority of Analytics Analysts (66 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Analytics Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$39,624 - $81,223
MEDIAN: $61,500

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$39,624 - $81,223  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$40,856 - $85,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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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

Job skills reported by Analytics Analysts are limited. Most notably, skills in SAS, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Statistical Analysis. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Statistical Analysis and SQL.

Pay Difference by Location

Though Analytics Analysts can find somewhat larger paychecks in San Francisco — just above the national average — location actually has a very small overall effect on compensation in this occupation. Analytics Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+2 percent). New York is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Employers in San Diego and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Analytics Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Analytics Analyst Salaries

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Data Analysis
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National Average

Statistical Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 4%