Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

The average Business Intelligence Analyst in the United States earns approximately $66K annually. Pay generally varies between $46K and $101K per year. Total cash earnings of Business Intelligence Analysts range from $46K on the low end to $101K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $6K, respectively. While geography and the particular employer impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,971 - $96,680

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$15.07 - $53.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,971 - $96,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,136  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $6,225  
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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$46,061 - $100,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,826
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $53.44  
   
Overtime
$20.16 - $60.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $6,225  
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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$46,061 - $100,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 may progress into high-paying roles like Business Intelligence Architect, where median compensation is $111K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


With a median salary of only $77K, Amazon.com Inc pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $41K to $122K isn't that wide, either.

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 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access. The majority of those who know Business Intelligence also know Business Analysis and SQL. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $62K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $80K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Business Intelligence Analysts make a median salary of $87K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Business Intelligence Analysts in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+18 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Salt Lake City (11 percent lower) and Nashville (2 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






Cognos
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Business Analysis
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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$67,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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