Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

Business Intelligence Architects receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $105K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Business Intelligence Architects, total cash compensation can vary between $76K and $150K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $19K and $22K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Business Intelligence Architects who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$73,289 - $135,624
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $104,683
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$38.98 - $86.16
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MEDIAN: $66.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,289 - $135,624  
   
Bonus
$1,571 - $19,442  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $22,412  
Total Pay (?
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$75,625 - $150,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 508
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$38.98 - $86.16  
   
Overtime
$45.92 - $92.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,571 - $19,442  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $22,412  
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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$75,625 - $150,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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 SQL Server Reporting Services, Project Management, BusinessObjects, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include MicroStrategy. Most people skilled in Data Mining / Data Warehouse are similarly competent in Data Modeling and Microsoft SQL Server. Those familiar with Business Intelligence also tend to 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Business Intelligence Architects. The average beginner in this position makes around $83K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $105K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $119K 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 $127K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Business Intelligence Architects in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Business Intelligence Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+22 percent), Phoenix (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and New York (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Salt Lake City, which sits 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (9 percent lower) and Austin (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries



National Average
$111,000



Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Cognos
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Data Warehouse
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SQL
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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