Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salary (United States)

Business Intelligence (BI) Developers in the United States typically take home $80,008 annually. Compensation ranges from $50,955 on the low end to $114,211 per year on the high end. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence (BI) Developers. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Intelligence (BI) Developers. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salary (?
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$50,657 - $103,317
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Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salary (?
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$19.98 - $71.10
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National Salary Data

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$50,657 - $103,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,187  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$50,955 - $114,211  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,414
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$19.98 - $71.10  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $61.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,187  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,000  
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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$50,955 - $114,211  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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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

Business Intelligence (BI) Developers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Hewlett-Packard Company, where typical salaries come to $99,160. General Motors Corporation doles out the lowest salaries in town—median pay is $62,329—not to mention workers can only make as much as $77K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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, ETL (Extract, transform, load), and Transact-SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 11 percent, 9 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Database Management & Reporting, Crystal Reports, and SQL. Most people experienced in 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.
Business Intelligence (BI) Developers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $68K to $88K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $100K. After 20 years in the field, Business Intelligence (BI) Developers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Intelligence (BI) Developers, 30 percent higher than the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Houston, Seattle, Denver, and Los Angeles, where Business Intelligence (BI) Developers typically earn around 27 percent, 7 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent more than usual. Business Intelligence (BI) Developers in Erie make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Austin (-20 percent and -13 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries

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$80,000

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 331 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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