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Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Average pay for a Business Intelligence Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $99K per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Business Intelligence Managers spread between $72K and $142K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,342 - $131,232
MEDIAN: $99,161

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$69,342 - $131,232  
$2,052 - $20,327  
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).
$72,175 - $142,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 712

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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 takers working as Business Intelligence Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, SAP Business Intelligence, and Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Those listing Statistical 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 SQL. A tool kit that includes Project Management also typically contains 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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $89K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $100K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $115K in this role. Business Intelligence Managers 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 $120K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Business Intelligence Managers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Houston (+22 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Salt Lake City (13 percent less) and New York (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

People Management
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 16%

SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI)
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Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Business Intelligence
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Project Management

National Average

Data Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Tableau Software
up arrow 8%

Statistical Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.


23 %
77 %

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%