Median pay for Business Intelligence Developers in the United States is around $78K per year. With some bonuses approaching $11K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Business Intelligence Developers spread between $54K and $115K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Intelligence Developers. Male Business Intelligence Developers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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MEDIAN: $78,074
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$21.36 - $72.53
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MEDIAN: $43.94
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,853 - $105,716  
   
Bonus
$494.23 - $11,237  
Profit Sharing
$627 - $9,429  
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$54,321 - $114,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,448
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$21.36 - $72.53  
   
Overtime
$22.18 - $61.05  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.23 - $11,237  
   
Profit Sharing
$627 - $9,429  
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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$54,321 - $114,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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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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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 $111K per year. The most common next step for a Business Intelligence Developer is to become a Business Intelligence Consultant or a Business Intelligence Manager. The former position pays an additional $6K per year on average, and the latter position pays $25K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Business Intelligence Developers, General Motors Corporation, Amazon.com Inc, Hewlett-Packard Company, Epic Systems, Corporation, and Accenture are leading firms in the industry. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amazon.com Inc offers the most; Business Intelligence Developers earn $109K on average there.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Survey results imply that Business Intelligence Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in ETL, Data Modeling, Data Warehouse, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports, and Data Analysis. Those educated in Business Intelligence tend to be well versed in 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.


For Business Intelligence Developers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $72K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $90K. Business Intelligence Developers see a median salary of $98K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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

National Average: $80,099

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For Business Intelligence Developers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Developers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Phoenix (+13 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Business Intelligence Developers in Erie take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Salt Lake City and Atlanta (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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