Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

Business Intelligence Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $66K annually on average. Pay ranges from $46K on the low end to $101K per year on the high end. Cash earnings for Business Intelligence Analysts — including $10K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $46K to $101K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Work is enjoyable for Business Intelligence Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,974 - $96,381
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$46K
$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,554
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$14.94 - $55.29
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,974 - $96,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,157  
Profit Sharing
$305.91 - $6,116  
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$46,095 - $100,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,818
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Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $55.29  
   
Overtime
$20.04 - $60.34  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,157  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.91 - $6,116  
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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$46,095 - $100,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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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At the upper end, Business Intelligence Analysts who move into a Business Intelligence Architect role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Business Intelligence Architects is a much higher $111K per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Survey takers working as Business Intelligence Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access. Skill sets containing Data Analysis also tend to include SQL and Business Analysis. For most people, competency in Business Intelligence indicates knowledge of Business Analysis and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

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


For many Business Intelligence Analysts, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $62K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $79K. On average, Business Intelligence Analysts make $87K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $93K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). Salt Lake City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Washington (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






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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

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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