Business Continuity Manager Salary

For Business Continuity Managers, yearly average wages total $89K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more male Business Continuity Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 60 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,633 - $118,096

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$49,633 - $118,096  
   
Bonus
$1,949 - $15,615  
Profit Sharing
$3,561 - $5,726  
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$50,643 - $123,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 typically list a handful of skills 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 pay less than market rate include Emergency Response. Disaster Recovery and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Continuity Manager

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


For many Business Continuity Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $67K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $89K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $109K. Business Continuity Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $117K on average.

Business Continuity Manager Advice

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries


National Average
$92,000

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
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 7%
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