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Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

Pay for Business Intelligence Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $66K per year. Compensation ranges between $46K and $101K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Business Intelligence Analysts spread between $46K and $101K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Intelligence Analysts. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$45,411 - $97,140
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$45K
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$15.10 - $57.87
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$955 - $6,698  
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$45,635 - $101,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,636
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$15.10 - $57.87  
   
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$19.90 - $57.71  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,228  
   
Profit Sharing
$955 - $6,698  
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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$45,635 - $101,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


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As Business Intelligence Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Business Intelligence Architect, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Business Intelligence Architects on average earn $110K per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Business Intelligence Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Data Warehouse, Project Management, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access. Skill sets containing Data Analysis also tend to include SQL and Business Analysis. Most people experienced in Business Intelligence also know 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. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $88K. Business Intelligence Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Intelligence Analysts, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Business Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and New York (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Salt Lake City and Chicago (15 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries




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$67,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 342 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%