Business Intelligence Developers in the United States pull down an average of $78K annually. Total incomes of Business Intelligence Developers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $11K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $54K and $115K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most Business Intelligence Developers survey respondents are men (77 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Business Intelligence Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$54,772 - $105,858
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$21.47 - $74.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,772 - $105,858  
   
Bonus
$502 - $10,735  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $9,305  
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$54,367 - $114,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,456
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Hourly Rate
$21.47 - $74.75  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $63.70  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$502 - $10,735  
   
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $9,305  
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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$54,367 - $114,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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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 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


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Advancing into a Business Intelligence Architect role seems to be a popular career move for Business Intelligence Developers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $111K per year. A common career progression for a Business Intelligence Developer is to become a Business Intelligence Consultant or a Business Intelligence Manager. Compared to Business Intelligence Developers, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $25K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Business Intelligence Developers include General Motors Corporation, Epic Systems, Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Accenture, and Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Hewlett-Packard Company offers the largest salaries in town — $102K on average.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Business Intelligence Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in ETL, Data Modeling, Data Warehouse, and SQL Server Integration Services are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports, and Data Analysis. Most people who know Business Intelligence also know Microsoft SQL Server 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $72K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $89K. Business Intelligence Developers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $98K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,754

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Business Intelligence Developers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+15 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and New York (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Erie, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Salt Lake City and Madison (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries



Data Warehouse
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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
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Business Intelligence
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Transact-SQL
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SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Microsoft SQL Server
0%

BusinessObjects
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National Average
$80,000

Database Management & Reporting
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SQL
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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