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Business Intelligence Director Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Business Intelligence Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $124K per year. Cash earnings of Business Intelligence Directors can occasionally include $31K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $100K to almost $176K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Business Intelligence Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Directors who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$94,755 - $155,315
MEDIAN: $124,398

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$94,755 - $155,315  
$3,024 - $30,743  
Profit Sharing
$1,838 - $30,201  
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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).
$99,953 - $175,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318

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Job Description for Business Intelligence Director

Business intelligence directors are responsible for leading design and development activities related to enterprise data warehouses solutions for their organization. They are in charge of providing leadership for other business intelligence developers, architects, and professionals. They participate in business meetings to suggest changes and ideas for intelligence processes. They mentor junior staff and assist with training sessions as well. One of the director's main responsibilities include designing appropriate delivery systems based on project requirements. They use a personal computer to analyze business intelligence information and implement solutions.


Business Intelligence Director Tasks

  • Lead, schedule, and troubleshoot technical implementations, from data definitions to models to end user reporting.
  • Build, mentor, and guide business intelligence team to provide BI technical solutions as well as actionable information.
  • Define specifications for both ad-hoc reporting and data quality projects.
  • Partner with senior management to understand and deliver performance insights and key analytics solutions.
  • Advocate for data-driven decisions, strong data governance, and other initiatives.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence Director

Business Intelligence Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Data Analysis, Data Warehouse, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Microsoft SQL Server as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Management and Data Mining / Data Warehouse also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Business Intelligence tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Business Intelligence Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Annually raking in $117K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $142K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $149K.

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Director Salaries

Business Strategy
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Data Analysis
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Data Warehouse
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Database Management & Reporting
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Business Analysis
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 4%