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Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

Average Business Intelligence Analysts in the United States make around $66K per year. Compensation ranges from $46K on the lower end to $101K per year on the higher end. Total incomes of Business Intelligence Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $101K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $65,584
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$14.95 - $56.12
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,571 - $97,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,206  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$45,621 - $101,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,715
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Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $56.12  
   
Overtime
$19.90 - $59.32  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,206  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,500  
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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$45,621 - $101,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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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.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Business Intelligence Analysts report using a large range of 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 between 8 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access. Those who learned Data Analysis also tend to know 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.


Business Intelligence Analysts generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. 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 $96K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Business Intelligence Analysts that is 21 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Business Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Salt Lake City. Workers in Chicago and Nashville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 5 percent less, 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 304 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%