Business Continuity Manager Salary

Business Continuity Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $89K annually. In the world of Business Continuity Managers, overall income ranges from $51K near the bottom to $125K at the top; this can include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Business Continuity Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,597 - $117,524
(Median)
$51K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,056
10%
50%
90%

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$50,597 - $117,524  
   
Bonus
$1,454 - $15,684  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $8,500  
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$51,253 - $125,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Job Description for Business Continuity Manager

A business continuity manager is the person who is responsible for the development and management of a business process before, during, and after a disaster. This is a position which will generally work in an office, though some travel can often be required. While this position will typically keep traditional office hours, extended work hours may be required depending on the organization and the position. This person will work with a team of employees, and the position is supervisory in nature. A business continuity manager should minimally attain a bachelor's degree in a field relating to business, and many organizations require several years of experience within disaster recovery.

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Business Continuity Manager Tasks

  • Test and evaluate software and vendors for security and redundancy of services and data.
  • Respond to emergencies and data losses, mitigate incidents, and plan to avoid them in the future.
  • Develop, implement, and test disaster recovery policies and plans.
  • Review and analyze business impacts for each financial group, tracking status, and risks.

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Business Continuity Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Disaster Recovery and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Emergency Response. Employees educated in Disaster Recovery are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Continuity Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $68K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $90K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $107K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $105K.

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Business Continuity Manager in Atlanta:
"Be Passionate."
The business continuity field involves a lot of planning and testing. You have to be passionate about it as it can sometimes get "boring". The rewards come when there is an event that disrupts your companies business, but because of the work you've done in planning, training and testing, all of your employees are safe, your customers continue to be served, and your share-holders are satisfied.

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Experience Affects Business Continuity Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$92,000

Emergency Response
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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