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. 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 $20K and $22K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Business Intelligence Architects who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Most Business Intelligence Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$73,548 - $135,072

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$39.15 - $90.60

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,548 - $135,072  
   
Bonus
$1,571 - $19,610  
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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$76,005 - $150,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 508
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$39.15 - $90.60  
   
Overtime
$45.92 - $92.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,571 - $19,610  
   
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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$76,005 - $150,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL Server Reporting Services, Project Management, Data Modeling, and BusinessObjects are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include MicroStrategy. Most people experienced in Data Mining / Data Warehouse also know Data Modeling and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people who know 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $83K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $105K. Business Intelligence Architects claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $119K. Business Intelligence Architects who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $127K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Business Intelligence Architects that is 31 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Business Intelligence Architects will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+22 percent), Phoenix (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and New York (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Salt Lake City. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Austin (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Business Intelligence
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Cognos
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SQL
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Data Warehouse
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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 68 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
55%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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