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Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary

Average pay for Business Intelligence Architects in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($105K). Total cash compensation to Business Intelligence Architects approaches anywhere from $77K on the lower end to $151K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. There are far more male Business Intelligence Architects survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Most Business Intelligence Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$74,090 - $135,436
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$74K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $104,877
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$39.45 - $84.43
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MEDIAN: $66.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$74,090 - $135,436  
   
Bonus
$1,927 - $19,533  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $14,681  
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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$76,565 - $150,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 490
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$39.45 - $84.43  
   
Overtime
$28.37 - $101.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,927 - $19,533  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $14,681  
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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$76,565 - $150,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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 takers working as Business Intelligence Architects report using a large range of professional skills. 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, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like MicroStrategy. Most people familiar with Business Intelligence also know Microsoft SQL Server and Data Modeling. Most people experienced in Data Mining / Data Warehouse also know Data Modeling and Microsoft SQL Server.

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 $83K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $106K. Business Intelligence Architects bring in $119K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $127K.

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 will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+20 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Salt Lake City. Employers in Austin and Charlotte also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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)
up arrow 5%

Cognos
up arrow 4%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 3%

SQL
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National Average
$112,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 3%

MicroStrategy
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 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
55%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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