Business Intelligence Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $66K per year on average. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Business Intelligence Analysts generally range from $46K to $98K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and location. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Business Intelligence Analysts is high. More than half of Business Intelligence Analysts (68 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,710 - $92,535
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$47K
$66K
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MEDIAN: $65,779
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$17.97 - $50.34
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,710 - $92,535  
   
Bonus
$958 - $10,140  
Profit Sharing
$479.20 - $10,434  
Total Pay (?
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$46,475 - $97,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,887
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.97 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$12.83 - $59.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$958 - $10,140  
   
Profit Sharing
$479.20 - $10,434  
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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$46,475 - $97,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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. Business Intelligence Analysts typically move into roles as Business Intelligence Developers or Business Intelligence Managers, and those positions pay $13K more and $38K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Google, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $111K on average.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Survey results imply that Business Intelligence Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, Project Management, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Business Analysis also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Business Intelligence Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $78K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,440

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, 24 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (8 percent lower) and Chicago (7 percent lower).

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Reviews

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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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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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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SQL
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Tableau Software
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Microsoft Access
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Database Management & Reporting
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$67,000

Data Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Business Objects
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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