Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

An average Business Intelligence Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $66K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $46K, and the top verges on $101K per year. In the world of Business Intelligence Analysts, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $101K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by geography and the individual firm. Work is enjoyable for Business Intelligence Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Business Intelligence Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,984 - $96,688
(Median)
$46K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,697
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$14.86 - $54.32
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$15
$25
$54
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,984 - $96,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
Profit Sharing
$307.40 - $6,082  
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$46,004 - $100,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,822
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Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $54.32  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $60.22  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$307.40 - $6,082  
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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$46,004 - $100,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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Job Description for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

Business intelligence (BI) analysts help guide and improve the way that businesses' management staff foster collaboration within and between departments. Minimum educational requirements generally include a bachelor's degree in business administration or computer engineering. Additionally, individuals should have at least 1-2 years experience in a supervisory or administrative role within an organization.

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Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Tasks

  • Proficient in the use of query and reporting analysis tools.
  • Standardize data collection by developing methods for database design and validation reports.
  • Provide application analysis and data modeling design to collect data for centralized data warehouse.
  • Extract data from databases and data warehouses for reporting and to facilitate sharing between multiple data systems.

Common Career Paths for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


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Business Intelligence Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Business Intelligence Architect. The average Business Intelligence Architect brings home $111K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Amazon.com Inc reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $87K) but some workers make up to $130K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, Project Management, and Business Objects are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Business Intelligence also know Business Analysis and SQL. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in SQL and Business Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

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


Business Intelligence Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Intelligence Analysts, 18 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Salt Lake City (11 percent lower) and Washington (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries






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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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