Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Generous salaries abound for Business Intelligence Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Business Intelligence Managers stretch from $72K on the lower end to $143K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $11K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Business Intelligence Managers is high. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Business Intelligence Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,829 - $132,129
MEDIAN: $99,128

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$68,829 - $132,129  
$2,462 - $20,281  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,926  
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).
$71,821 - $143,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 752
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Job Description for Business Intelligence Manager

Business intelligence managers are responsible for providing data solutions related to business strategies in their organization. They are in charge of a group of analysts that use a variety of statistical methodologies to solve quantitative business issues and increase profitability. Business intelligence managers perform assessments and risk analysis on a regular basis. These managers prepare complex reports and gather intelligence data to make informed conclusions on business practices; they subsequently present their findings and progress to key executives from different company teams. Additionally, they organize and use company resources efficiently while monitoring associates' performance. They also take part in the selection, training process, and performance review of new analytical staff. These analysts typically work in an office environment gathering data using a personal computer with proprietary programs.


Business Intelligence Manager Tasks

  • Design, code, and manage developers to meet specifications for physical, logical, and end user data, dashboards, and tools.
  • Define, analyze, and report on analytics and financials for a variety of projects.
  • Implement, integrate, and extract data from data warehouses across the organization.
  • Audit and take steps to remedy data quality, including making recommendations for end users.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence Manager

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP Business Intelligence, People Management, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tableau Software, Big Data Analytics, and Data Modeling. It is often found that people who know Business Intelligence are also skilled in Data Analysis and SQL. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in SQL and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence Manager

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

For Business Intelligence Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $89K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $101K. Business Intelligence Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $116K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $120K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Business Intelligence Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Business Intelligence Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 17 percent below the national average. Salt Lake City and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI)
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Business Intelligence
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Project Management

National Average

Business Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Big Data Analytics
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Tableau Software
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%