Business Continuity Manager Salary

Business Continuity Managers in the United States take home an average $89K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. There are more male Business Continuity Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. The majority of Business Continuity Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,633 - $118,096
(Median)
$50K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,472
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$49,633 - $118,096  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $15,643  
Profit Sharing
$3,561 - $5,726  
Total Pay (?
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$50,643 - $123,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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 indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Disaster Recovery, Project Management, and Emergency Response can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Emergency Response. It is not unusual for someone who knows Disaster Recovery to be familiar with Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Continuity Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $66K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $89K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $110K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $117K.

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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries


National Average
$93,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Emergency Response
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 8%
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