Salaries for Business Intelligence Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($126K) per year. Total incomes of Business Intelligence Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $29K from bonuses and close to $21K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $95K and $176K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. For the most part, Business Intelligence Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Business Intelligence Directors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$92,147 - $159,544
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MEDIAN: $126,343
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$92,147 - $159,544  
   
Bonus
$4,807 - $29,060  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $20,729  
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$95,262 - $175,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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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.

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Business Intelligence Director Tasks

  • 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.
  • Define specifications for both ad-hoc reporting and data quality projects.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence Director


Survey takers working as Business Intelligence Directors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Big Data Analytics, Business Strategy, Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Those listing Business Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Tableau Software and Data Modeling also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Business Intelligence tend to be well versed in Data Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence Director

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


For Business Intelligence Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $105K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $126K. Business Intelligence Directors bring in $145K after working for 10 to 20 years. Business Intelligence Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $153K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $137,579

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Business Intelligence Directors in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Jacksonville (+11 percent). Business Intelligence Directors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Business Intelligence Directors in Chicago bring in salaries that are 35 percent lower than the national average. Philadelphia and Tampa are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence Director

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
049
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Director Salaries



National Average
$138,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Director Salaries





People Management
up arrow 2%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$138,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 8%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 10%

Data Modeling
up arrow 11%

Tableau Software
up arrow 15%

Business Analysis
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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