Average pay for Business Intelligence Architects in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($107K). Total cash compensation for Business Intelligence Architects runs from $80K to $154K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $23K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Business Intelligence Architects enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Business Intelligence Architects who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number.

$77,858 - $142,748
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MEDIAN: $106,564
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$77,858 - $142,748  
   
Bonus
$1,976 - $19,918  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $22,685  
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$79,549 - $153,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$34.13 - $95.00  
   
Overtime
$63.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,976 - $19,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $22,685  
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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$79,549 - $153,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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


Business Intelligence Architects report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Data Modeling, Cognos, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ETL, Tableau Software, and SQL Server Reporting Services. It is often found that people who know Business Intelligence are also skilled in Data Modeling and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $90K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $112K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $125K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $123K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $113,608

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Business Intelligence Architects that is 31 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Business Intelligence Architects will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Salt Lake City. Employers in Portland and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries



National Average
$114,000



Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries



Business Intelligence
0%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
0%

Cognos
0%

National Average
$114,000



SQL
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Tableau Software
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ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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