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Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

Generous salaries abound for Business Intelligence Architects in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. In the world of Business Intelligence Architects, overall income ranges from $75K near the bottom to $149K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Business Intelligence Architects far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Business Intelligence Architects report high levels of job satisfaction.
$73,216 - $135,925
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MEDIAN: $104,236
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,216 - $135,925  
   
Bonus
$1,929 - $19,755  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $12,605  
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$75,339 - $149,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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Hourly Rate
$38.00 - $90.00  
   
Overtime
$28.37 - $101.01  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,929 - $19,755  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $12,605  
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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$75,339 - $149,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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

  • 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.
  • Collaborate and work with end users to ensure that data and reports meet their business needs.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect


Business Intelligence Architects report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in BusinessObjects, Project Management, Data Modeling, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like MicroStrategy and ETL. Most people familiar with Data Mining / Data Warehouse also know Data Modeling and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people who know Business Intelligence also know Microsoft SQL Server and Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Business Intelligence Architects. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $82K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $104K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $118K in this role. Business Intelligence Architects who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $125K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


There's tons of opportunity for Business Intelligence Architects in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles all offer salaries above the national rate. The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries



National Average
$111,000



Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries


Project Management
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SQL
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Cognos
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Data Warehouse
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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National Average
$111,000

Microsoft SQL Server
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ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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MicroStrategy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%