Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

Compensation for Business Intelligence Architects in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($105K). In the world of Business Intelligence Architects, total cash compensation can vary between $80K and $153K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $10K, respectively. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Business Intelligence Architects who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$78,109 - $141,858
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MEDIAN: $105,402
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$33.84 - $96.30
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MEDIAN: $63.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$78,109 - $141,858  
   
Bonus
$1,673 - $20,082  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
Total Pay (?
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$79,885 - $152,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$33.84 - $96.30  
   
Overtime
$62.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,673 - $20,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$79,885 - $152,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

  • 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 seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Project Management, BusinessObjects, and Cognos are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like ETL, Tableau Software, and SQL Server Reporting Services. Those proficient in Business Intelligence are, more often than not, also skilled in 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: $111,803

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

For Business Intelligence Architects, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Business Intelligence Architects will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+20 percent), San Jose (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Salt Lake City. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (11 percent less) and Houston (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence (BI) Architect

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries

▲9%

▲9%

National Average
$112,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries




Cognos
▼0%

National Average
$112,000




SQL
▼5%





Tableau Software
▼10%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 7%
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