Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

An average Business Intelligence Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $66K annually. Pay ranges from $46K on the low end to $100K per year on the high end. Cash earnings for Business Intelligence Analysts — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $46K to $100K depending on individual performance. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Business Intelligence Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,496 - $95,628
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $65,785
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$15.46 - $51.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$46,496 - $95,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,076  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $8,170  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$46,453 - $99,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $51.95  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $60.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,076  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $8,170  
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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$46,453 - $99,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Business Intelligence Architects. That role pays $110K per year on average. Business Intelligence Analysts most often move into positions as Business Intelligence Developers or Business Intelligence Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $37K higher, respectively.

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The pay scale is far from balanced at Amazon.com Inc. While salaries on one end can reach $125K, the company's median pay sits at $96K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Business Analysis are similarly competent in Data 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $80K. Business Intelligence Analysts bring in $86K 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 $92K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,146

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Business Intelligence Analysts will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Business Intelligence Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+9 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (11 percent lower) and Nashville (5 percent lower).

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Reviews

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

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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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries





Business Intelligence
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SQL
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Business Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Tableau Software
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National Average
$67,000

Data Analysis
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Database Management & Reporting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 293 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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