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Business Continuity Manager Salary

Business Continuity Managers in the United States can expect wages of $87K annually on average. Male Business Continuity Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Business Continuity Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$49,740 - $116,761
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MEDIAN: $87,051
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$51,752 - $122,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Disaster Recovery and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Disaster Recovery and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Business Continuity Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$90,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 5%