Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

Business Intelligence Architects enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($108K) annually in the United States. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Business Intelligence Architects can bottom out near $80K or peak near $153K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Business Intelligence Architects (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Business Intelligence Architects, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,259 - $142,265
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$0$152K
Salary $80,259 - $142,265
Bonus $1,521 - $20,223
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,137
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$82,806 - $152,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 328
Hourly Data $0$106
Hourly Rate $33.84 - $106.44
Overtime $61.38
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $1,521 - $20,223
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,137
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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$82,806 - $152,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Most people experienced in 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: $114,493

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

Business Intelligence Architects will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Business Intelligence Architects will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Salt Lake City. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (12 percent lower) and Houston (10 percent lower).

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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 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

National Average
$114,000

▼4%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries



National Average
$114,000


Cognos
▼2%




SQL
▼7%





Tableau Software
▼12%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
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