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Business Continuity Manager Salary

The average Business Continuity Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $90K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Business Continuity Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$50,845 - $117,818
(Median)
$51K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,062
10%
50%
90%

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Salary
$50,845 - $117,818  
   
Bonus
$715 - $15,454  
Profit Sharing
$3,750 - $5,300  
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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$51,151 - $123,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Disaster Recovery and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Disaster Recovery tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

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

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries


National Average
$93,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

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
16%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 8%