What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

Median pay for Business Intelligence Analysts in the United States is around $66K annually. 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. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but geography and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most Business Intelligence Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,783 - $96,600
(Median)
$46K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,704
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.98 - $55.73
(Median)
$15
$25
$56
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,783 - $96,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,202  
Profit Sharing
$309.79 - $6,153  
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).
)
$45,923 - $100,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,777
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $55.73  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,202  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.79 - $6,153  
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).
)
$45,923 - $100,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


At the upper end, Business Intelligence Analysts who move into a Business Intelligence Architect role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Business Intelligence Architects is a much higher $111K per year.

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


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 Modeling, Data Warehouse, 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. Those familiar with Business Intelligence also tend to know Business Analysis and SQL. Most people familiar with 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 do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $80K. Business Intelligence Analysts bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Intelligence Analysts, 18 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Salt Lake City. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (11 percent lower) and Washington (8 percent lower).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries






Business Analysis
up arrow 4%

Cognos
up arrow 4%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$67,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 287 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: 7%
ADVERTISEMENT