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Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

Business Intelligence Analysts in the United States take home an average $66K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $46K, and the higher rates verge on $101K per year. Total cash compensation for Business Intelligence Analysts runs from $46K to $101K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Business Intelligence Analysts survey respondents are men (72 percent). The majority of Business Intelligence Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,693 - $96,712
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$46K
$66K
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MEDIAN: $65,736
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$14.95 - $55.86
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,693 - $96,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,185  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $6,167  
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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$45,823 - $100,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,748
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $55.86  
   
Overtime
$19.90 - $59.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,185  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $6,167  
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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$45,823 - $100,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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 who go on to become Business Intelligence Architects may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Business Intelligence Architects is $111K annually.

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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 Warehouse, Data Modeling, Project Management, and Business Objects are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Business Intelligence also know Business Analysis and SQL. Most people who know Data Analysis also know 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.


Business Intelligence Analysts with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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. Business Intelligence Analysts bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Business Intelligence Analysts in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Salt Lake City is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Chicago and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 8 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






Business Analysis
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 3%

Cognos
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$67,000

Database Management & Reporting
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 294 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

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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