The average Business Continuity Manager in the United States earns approximately $86K annually. Total incomes of Business Continuity Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $53K and $122K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Business Continuity Managers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$53,599 - $116,943
(Median)
$54K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,718
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Salary
$53,599 - $116,943  
   
Bonus
$700 - $15,354  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$52,912 - $121,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Business Continuity Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Business Continuity Managers. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $74K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $87K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $103K. Business Continuity Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $118K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Disaster Recovery
up arrow 4%

National Average
$88,000

Emergency Response
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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