Business Intelligence Director Salary

Business Intelligence Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $126K annually. Total cash compensation to Business Intelligence Directors approaches anywhere from $97K on the lower end to $178K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $30K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. For the most part, Business Intelligence Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$94,114 - $160,660
$94K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $125,821
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Salary
$94,114 - $160,660  
   
Bonus
$4,925 - $30,073  
Profit Sharing
$1,468 - $20,426  
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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$97,085 - $178,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 274

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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 results imply that Business Intelligence Directors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Big Data Analytics, Data Warehouse, Business Strategy, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 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. Most people skilled in Business Intelligence are similarly competent in Data Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence Director

Pay by Experience for a Business Intelligence Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Intelligence Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Intelligence Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Business Intelligence Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $146,000 based on 158 salaries. A Business Intelligence Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $154,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $138,746

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, 19 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Jacksonville (+10 percent). Business Intelligence Directors in Chicago take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 35 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Tampa (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence Director

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Director Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$139,000

▼9%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Director Salaries






Database Management & Reporting
▲1%

National Average
$139,000



Microsoft SQL Server
▼9%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▼11%

Data Modeling
▼12%

Tableau Software
▼14%

Business Analysis
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 4%
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