Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

Median pay for Business Intelligence Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $46K, and the top verges on $100K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Business Intelligence Analysts spread between $46K and $100K depending on individual performance. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Intelligence Analysts. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Business Intelligence Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,496 - $95,628
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$46K
$66K
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MEDIAN: $65,785
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$15.46 - $51.95
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$52
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$46,496 - $95,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,076  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $8,170  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$46,453 - $99,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $51.95  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $60.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,076  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $8,170  
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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$46,453 - $99,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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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It's not very common for Business Intelligence Analysts to move on to become Business Intelligence Architects. Average pay for a Business Intelligence Architect is $110K annually. Business Intelligence Analysts typically move into roles as Business Intelligence Developers or Business Intelligence Managers, and those positions pay $13K more and $37K more, respectively.

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The pay scale is far from balanced at Amazon.com Inc. While salaries on one end can reach $125K, the company's median pay sits at $96K, the lowest in the industry.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Business Intelligence Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, Project Management, and Business Objects are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Business Analysis also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

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


For Business Intelligence Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $80K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Business Intelligence Analysts make a median salary of $86K. Business Intelligence Analysts 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 $92K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,146

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Business Intelligence Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+9 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Nashville (11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries





Business Intelligence
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SQL
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Business Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Tableau Software
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Data Analysis
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Database Management & Reporting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 293 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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