Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Business Intelligence Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $99K annually. In the world of Business Intelligence Managers, overall income ranges from $72K near the bottom to $143K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Business Intelligence Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,154 - $131,575

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$69,154 - $131,575  
$2,474 - $20,246  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,335  
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).
$72,378 - $143,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 756
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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 SAP Business Intelligence, People Management, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tableau Software and Data Modeling. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in 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.

Business Intelligence Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $89K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $101K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Business Intelligence Managers make a median salary of $115K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $120K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Business Intelligence Managers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Salt Lake City and New York (15 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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Big Data Analytics
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Project Management

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Business Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Tableau Software
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 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: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 4%