Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Wages for Business Intelligence Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Cash earnings for Business Intelligence Managers — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing — stretch from around $72K to approximately $142K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. For the most part, Business Intelligence Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,768 - $131,595
MEDIAN: $98,970

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$68,768 - $131,595  
$2,447 - $20,282  
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).
$71,849 - $142,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 745
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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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in SAP Business Intelligence, People Management, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Cognos are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Tableau Software, Big Data Analytics, and Data Modeling. People who know Project Management usually also know SQL and Data Analysis. Those familiar with Business Intelligence also tend to know Data Analysis and 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 less than five years' experience take home around $88K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $100K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $115K in this role. 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 $120K.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Business Intelligence Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+25 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of 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 13 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 146 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: 77% employee benefits None: 4%