Business Continuity Manager Salary

Business Continuity Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $56K to $122K per year, median earnings come to $86K annually. In the world of Business Continuity Managers, overall income ranges from $56K near the bottom to $122K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Business Continuity Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Business Continuity Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$55,676 - $118,249
$56K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,886
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$55,676 - $118,249  
   
Bonus
$1,350 - $15,138  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,799  
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$56,170 - $121,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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

  • Develop, implement, and test disaster recovery policies and plans.
  • Review and analyze business impacts for each financial group, tracking status, and risks.
  • 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.

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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.


Business Continuity Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $70K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $88K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $100K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $113K.

Business Continuity Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Business Continuity Manager?

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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Key Stats for Business Continuity Manager

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Business Continuity Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries

Project Management
▲8%


National Average
$89,000

Emergency Response
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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