Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Business Intelligence Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $99K annually. With some bonuses approaching $21K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Business Intelligence Managers spread between $72K and $144K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Business Intelligence Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Managers who answered the questionnnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,723 - $131,501
MEDIAN: $99,257

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$69,723 - $131,501  
$2,426 - $20,612  
Profit Sharing
$0.34 - $10,766  
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).
$72,392 - $143,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 852
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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

Business Intelligence Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Big Data Analytics, SAP Business Intelligence, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Cognos are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Modeling and Tableau Software. Most people skilled in Business Intelligence are similarly competent in Data Analysis and SQL. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in SQL.

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 $91K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $101K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $116K 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 $118K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $104,922

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

For Business Intelligence Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Salt Lake City is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Phoenix (14 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

Big Data Analytics
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SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI)
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Business Intelligence
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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server

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Data Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 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: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 3%