Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

Business Intelligence Architects in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $105K per year on average. Cash earnings for Business Intelligence Architects — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing — stretch from around $76K to approximately $150K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority (88 percent) of Business Intelligence Architects who answered the questionnaire are male. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$73,918 - $135,510
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$74K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $105,385
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$39.31 - $85.00
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$39
$67
$85
MEDIAN: $66.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,918 - $135,510  
   
Bonus
$1,922 - $19,336  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $14,000  
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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$76,022 - $150,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 485
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$39.31 - $85.00  
   
Overtime
$28.59 - $100.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,922 - $19,336  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $14,000  
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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$76,022 - $150,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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, facility with SQL Server Reporting Services, Project Management, and Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include MicroStrategy and ETL. The majority of those who know Data Mining / Data Warehouse also know Data Modeling and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people familiar with 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.


For many Business Intelligence Architects, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $82K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $106K. For Business Intelligence Architects, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $119K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $126K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Intelligence Architects, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Business Intelligence Architects will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), and Phoenix (+11 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte and Portland (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salaries



National Average
$112,000



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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SQL
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Cognos
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$112,000

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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MicroStrategy
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%