Business Intelligence Director Salary

Business Intelligence Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $127K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. 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 $96K and $177K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. Men make up the vast majority of Business Intelligence Directors (82 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction for Business Intelligence Directors is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$93,403 - $160,372
$93K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $127,360
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Salary
$93,403 - $160,372  
   
Bonus
$4,853 - $29,421  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $20,729  
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$96,070 - $177,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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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, 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. Those familiar with Business Intelligence also tend to know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Business Intelligence Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $105K per year. Business Intelligence Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $146K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $154K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $138,856

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

For Business Intelligence Directors, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Business Intelligence Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Jacksonville (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Chicago Business Intelligence Directors earning much less — 35 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (11 percent less) and Tampa (10 percent less).

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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 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
21%
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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
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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