Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salary

For Business Intelligence Developers, yearly average wages total $77K annually. In the world of Business Intelligence Developers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $52K and $114K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Intelligence Developers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Business Intelligence Developers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,709 - $103,951

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$20.09 - $71.18

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,709 - $103,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $8,528  
Total Pay (?
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$52,288 - $114,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,820
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Hourly Rate
$20.09 - $71.18  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $8,528  
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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$52,288 - $114,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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 $111K per year. Business Intelligence Developers typically move into roles as Business Intelligence Consultants or Business Intelligence Managers, and those positions pay $4K more and $24K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Hewlett-Packard Company offers the largest salaries in town — $101K on average.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Survey takers working as Business Intelligence Developers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Data Warehouse, ETL, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports, and Database Management & Reporting. Those familiar with Business Intelligence also tend to 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.


For Business Intelligence Developers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $88K. Business Intelligence Developers see a median salary of $94K 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 $97K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Business Intelligence Developers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Business Intelligence Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Business Intelligence Developers in Austin earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries



ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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PL/SQL
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Oracle
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Business Intelligence
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Transact-SQL
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BusinessObjects
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National Average
$80,000

Cognos
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Data Analysis
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 337 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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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