Business Continuity Manager Salary

Business Continuity Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little more than half of Business Continuity Managers. Pay fluctuates from $57K to $122K per year, but expected earnings average $85K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Business Continuity Managers (61 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Business Continuity Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,314 - $119,075
$56K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,141
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$56,314 - $119,075  
   
Bonus
$710 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$4,069  
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$57,014 - $121,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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

Pay by Experience for a Business Continuity Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Continuity Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Continuity Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Business Continuity Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 46 salaries. A Business Continuity Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 12 salaries.

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
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Business Continuity Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲11%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries

Project Management
▲10%


National Average
$88,000

Emergency Response
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 14%