Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

Earnings for Business Intelligence Analysts in the United States come in at around $66K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Business Intelligence Analysts stretch from $46K near the bottom to $97K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though experience level and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Men make up the majority of Business Intelligence Analysts (66 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Business Intelligence Analysts is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,154 - $93,003
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MEDIAN: $65,743
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$17.37 - $49.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,154 - $93,003  
   
Bonus
$701 - $10,163  
Profit Sharing
$488.32 - $10,179  
Total Pay (?
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$46,238 - $97,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,052
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.37 - $49.60  
   
Overtime
$12.70 - $54.29  
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
$701 - $10,163  
   
Profit Sharing
$488.32 - $10,179  
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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$46,238 - $97,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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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

  • 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.
  • Proficient in the use of query and reporting analysis tools.
  • Standardize data collection by developing methods for database design and validation reports.

Common Career Paths for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


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Business Intelligence Analysts who go on to become Business Intelligence Architects may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Business Intelligence Architects is $112K annually. A common career progression for a Business Intelligence Analyst is to become a Business Intelligence Developer or a Business Intelligence Manager. Compared to Business Intelligence Analysts, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $38K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Business Intelligence Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Google, Inc., where the average salary comes to $111K.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Survey results imply that Business Intelligence Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Business Analysis also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 1,564 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 560 salaries. An experienced Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 262 salaries. A Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,207

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

For Business Intelligence Analysts, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+20 percent), Houston (+10 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Miami (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst?

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst in Columbus:
"BI Constantly Learning."
Pros: It evolves and shifts, and you can do well if you have decent technical skills and are still 'growing' them and feel not as technical as an individual from Asia but feel as if you can do well in a situation where you can combine your 'Communication' Skills in conjunction with your 'Technical' Skills.
Cons: The Business Users can be demanding and in some cases will suck the blood out of you.

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst in Sacramento:
"Interesting, always something different to focus on."
Pros: Not completely task oriented, very collaborative.
Cons: Contractor to FTE process.

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries

▲32%

▲28%

▲16%

National Average
$67,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries






SQL
▲1%


Microsoft SQL Server
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Database Management & Reporting
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Project Management
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Business Objects
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National Average
$67,000





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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