Business Continuity Manager Salary

Business Continuity Managers in the United States take home an average $89K annually. Total cash compensation to Business Continuity Managers approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $125K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $16K from bonuses and upwards of $9K from profit sharing. 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,597 - $117,524
(Median)
$51K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,056
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50%
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Salary
$50,597 - $117,524  
   
Bonus
$1,454 - $15,684  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $8,500  
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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$51,253 - $125,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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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Survey takers who work as Business Continuity Managers report a focused set of job skills. Disaster Recovery and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Emergency Response. Those with knowledge of Disaster Recovery tend to be skilled in 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $68K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $90K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $107K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $105K by contrast.

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

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Business Continuity Manager Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$92,000

Emergency Response
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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