Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

Salaries for Business Intelligence Architects in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. Total cash compensation to Business Intelligence Architects bottoms out near $76K and approaches $150K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $19K from bonuses and almost $22K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Business Intelligence Architects far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire.

$73,440 - $135,434
(Median)
$73K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $104,577
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$38.78 - $86.81
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$67
$87
MEDIAN: $67.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,440 - $135,434  
   
Bonus
$1,954 - $19,489  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $22,300  
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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$75,836 - $150,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$38.78 - $86.81  
   
Overtime
$45.92 - $92.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,954 - $19,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $22,300  
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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$75,836 - $150,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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. The majority of those who know Data Mining / Data Warehouse also know Data Modeling and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people experienced in 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.


Business Intelligence Architects who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $83K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $106K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $119K in this role. 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 $127K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles — each tucked away in California — boast salaries above the national rate for Business Intelligence Architects, making this state top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Salt Lake City, 12 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (9 percent less) and Austin (8 percent less).

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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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Cognos
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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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 72 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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