Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

Business Intelligence Architects in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $105K annually. Total cash compensation for Business Intelligence Architects runs from $74K to $151K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Business Intelligence Architects survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,111 - $136,047
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$72K
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MEDIAN: $104,749
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$40.19 - $97.87
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MEDIAN: $69.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,111 - $136,047  
   
Bonus
$1,661 - $19,887  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $15,205  
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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$74,441 - $150,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$40.19 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$28.18 - $101.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,661 - $19,887  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $15,205  
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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$74,441 - $150,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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


Survey results imply that Business Intelligence Architects deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in BusinessObjects, Project Management, Data Modeling, and Cognos are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tableau Software, SQL Server Reporting Services, and MicroStrategy. For most people, competency in Business Intelligence indicates knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and Data Modeling. The majority of those who know Data Mining / Data Warehouse also know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Business Intelligence Architects. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $81K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $106K. Business Intelligence Architects who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $121K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $128K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $111,659

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

Business Intelligence Architects in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles — the highest-paid cities for Business Intelligence Architects in California and the United States — enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Salt Lake City (10 percent less) and Atlanta (2 percent less).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries



National Average
$112,000



Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries




Cognos
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Business Intelligence
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Data Warehouse
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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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SQL
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National Average
$112,000

Microsoft SQL Server
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ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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MicroStrategy
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SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
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Tableau Software
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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