Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salary

Median pay for Business Intelligence Developers in the United States is around $77K per year. Total cash earnings of Business Intelligence Developers range from $53K on the low end to $114K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Most Business Intelligence Developers survey respondents are men (77 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Business Intelligence Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,144 - $104,602
(Median)
$52K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,212
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$19.94 - $70.03
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$44
$70
MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,144 - $104,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,302  
Profit Sharing
$414.59 - $8,027  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$52,645 - $113,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.94 - $70.03  
   
Overtime
$0.39 - $61.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,302  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$414.59 - $8,027  
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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$52,645 - $113,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 304
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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.

Common Career Paths for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


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Business Intelligence Developers who move on to become Business Intelligence Architects may enjoy significant pay raises, as Business Intelligence Architects get paid an average of $110K 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 $5K more on average, and the second group earns $24K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Many Business Intelligence Developers can be found at General Motors Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Accenture, Epic Systems, Corporation, and Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Hewlett-Packard Company offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $102K.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Warehouse, ETL, Data Modeling, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and SQL. Most people experienced in 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $70K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $89K. Business Intelligence Developers bring in $95K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $94K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,777

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

For Business Intelligence Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Business Intelligence Developers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Salt Lake City and 3 percent less in Phoenix, 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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Business Intelligence
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Transact-SQL
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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
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PL/SQL
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$80,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 368 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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