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Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Wages for Business Intelligence Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. Total incomes of Business Intelligence Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $71K and $142K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Male Business Intelligence Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Business Intelligence Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$68,575 - $129,899
MEDIAN: $98,239

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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.
$68,575 - $129,899  
$2,055 - $20,149  
Profit Sharing
$0.36 - $10,665  
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).
$71,313 - $141,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 639
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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 Data Mining / Data Warehouse, SAP Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, and MicroStrategy are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Tableau Software as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with Business Intelligence also know Data Analysis and SQL. Those familiar with Project Management tend to be well versed 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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $87K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $99K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $113K on average. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $116K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

For Business Intelligence Managers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 58 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Salt Lake City and New York (13 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI)
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Business Intelligence
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Project Management
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Data Modeling
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National Average

Data Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Tableau Software
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 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%