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Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salary

The average Business Intelligence Developer in the United States earns approximately $76K per year. Cash earnings for Business Intelligence Developers — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $115K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the company and experience level. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Business Intelligence Developers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Business Intelligence Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$50,858 - $103,994
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MEDIAN: $76,197
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Salary
$50,858 - $103,994  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,230  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $8,081  
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$51,425 - $114,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,519
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$19.99 - $71.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.28  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,230  
   
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $8,081  
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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$51,425 - $114,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

Business intelligence developers must be data experts, as they work primarily with databases and different types of software. Often abbreviated as BI developer, this job involves developing and fine tuning IT solutions. That can include anything from coding to testing to debugging to designing to implementing newly developed tools. A BI developer spends a lot of time researching and planning solutions for existing problems within the company. BI developers also are responsible for building OLAP, or online analytical processing. They also work with databases, both relational and multidimensional. BI developers are often responsible for managing others in the IT department or in the company.

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Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Tasks

  • Create technical documents to document Oracle or other database contents, concepts, and mapping between databases.
  • Participate in the design, development, and analysis of data architecture and warehousing approaches.
  • Create business intelligence tools and reports, such as physical data models and dimensional analyses.
  • Design, code, test, and aggregate results from SQL queries to provide information to users.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


General Motors Corporation offers the least pay with a median salary of $62K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $73K.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Oracle, Data Warehouse, and ETL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Crystal Reports, Database Management & Reporting, and SQL. The majority of those who know Business Intelligence also know SQL and Data Warehouse.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $68K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $88K. Business Intelligence Developers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $94K. Business Intelligence Developers 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 $99K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Intelligence Developers, 36 percent higher than the national average. Business Intelligence Developers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+26 percent), Denver (+9 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Business Intelligence Developers in Columbus take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 22 percent less in Erie and 13 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries


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ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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$80,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 330 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%