Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salary (United States)

A typical Business Intelligence (BI) Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $80,008 annually. Compensation starts at $50,955 and can reach $114,211 per year. Total cash earnings range from $50,657 on the low end to $103,317 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $10,187 and $8,000, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. Most Business Intelligence (BI) Developers are men (77 percent). The majority of Business Intelligence (BI) Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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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Salary
$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  
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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

For Business Intelligence (BI) Developers, comfortable salaries can be found at Hewlett-Packard Company; in fact, typical earnings are around $99,160, the highest in the area. Pay for Business Intelligence (BI) Developers is the lowest at General Motors Corporation, which has a median salary of $62,329. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $77K.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

Business Intelligence (BI) Developers report exploiting a large range of skills 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Database Management & Reporting, Crystal Reports, and SQL. Most people who know 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.
Though Business Intelligence (BI) Developers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $68K, increasing to $88K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $100K. Business Intelligence (BI) Developers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Business Intelligence (BI) Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater 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. Compared to the national average, Erie Business Intelligence (BI) Developers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around -20 percent in Columbus and -13 percent in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries

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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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