Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

On average, Business Intelligence Architects in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($107K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Business Intelligence Architects, total cash compensation can vary between $79K and $151K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $10K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Business Intelligence Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. There are far more male Business Intelligence Architects survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$77,012 - $140,579
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MEDIAN: $106,565
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$33.42 - $97.89
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$0$150K
Salary $77,012 - $140,579
Bonus $1,468 - $20,076
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,000
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$78,740 - $150,711
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 343
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $33.42 - $97.89
Overtime $61.38
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $1,468 - $20,076
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,000
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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$78,740 - $150,711
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect

Business intelligence (BI) architects are in charge of analyzing and implementing business intelligence for their organization. They are responsible for determining platforms and correct functioning for the central data warehouse. They process large amounts of information to draw conclusions based on their intelligence findings, interact with a variety of business professionals, and communicate critical project requirements within their organization. These architects also manage developers, directing their efforts to reach organizational goals in a timely manner. They utilize a personal computer with analytical tools to calculate business data and interpret results. They generally report their progress to the business intelligence director in their organization.

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Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Tasks

  • Maintain, support, and enhance the business intelligence data backend, including data warehouses.
  • Map configurations and complex data architectures, ensuring documentation meets current and forecasted needs.
  • Collaborate and work with end users to ensure that data and reports meet their business needs.
  • Lead and provide technical guidance for design and implementation of data storage and governance systems.
  • Design and monitor end-user reporting tools and systems, ensuring reports are accurate and up-to-date.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect


Survey results imply that Business Intelligence Architects deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Project Management, BusinessObjects, and Cognos are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include ETL, Tableau Software, and SQL Server Reporting Services. The majority of those who know Business Intelligence also know Data Modeling and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect

Pay by Experience for a Business Intelligence (BI) Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Intelligence (BI) Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Intelligence (BI) Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Business Intelligence (BI) Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 209 salaries. A Business Intelligence (BI) Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $112,704

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For Business Intelligence Architects, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Business Intelligence Architects will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent), San Jose (+19 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Salt Lake City is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Portland and 10 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$113,000

▼2%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries




Cognos
▼0%

National Average
$113,000




SQL
▼6%





Tableau Software
▼11%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%
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