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Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Salaries for Business Intelligence Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Total cash compensation to Business Intelligence Managers bottoms out near $72K and approaches $142K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Intelligence Managers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,074 - $130,838
MEDIAN: $99,094

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$69,074 - $130,838  
$2,052 - $20,250  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,888  
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).
$71,881 - $141,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 721
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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 seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Statistical Analysis, Tableau Software, and Data Modeling. Most people who know Project Management also know SQL and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Business Intelligence are similarly competent in 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 many Business Intelligence Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $100K. For Business Intelligence Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $115K. Business Intelligence Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $120K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

For Business Intelligence Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Salt Lake City (12 percent lower) and New York (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 16%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 11%

SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI)
up arrow 8%

up arrow 6%

up arrow 6%

Business Intelligence
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

up arrow 1%

Project Management

National Average

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Business Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

Tableau Software
up arrow 9%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 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%