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Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Business Intelligence Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $99K per year. Final cash compensation to Business Intelligence Managers varies from around $72K to approximately $142K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $11K, respectively. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Business Intelligence Managers survey respondents are men (77 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$69,380 - $130,448
MEDIAN: $99,168

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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.
$69,380 - $130,448  
$2,035 - $20,236  
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).
$72,133 - $141,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 715

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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 results imply that Business Intelligence Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Data Mining / Data Warehouse, People Management, and SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Tableau Software, Big Data Analytics, and Data Modeling. Those proficient in Business Intelligence are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Analysis and SQL. The majority of those who know Project Management also know 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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Business Intelligence Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $88K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $100K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $115K. 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 $119K.

Pay Difference by Location

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Intelligence Managers, 56 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Salt Lake City (15 percent less) and New York (5 percent less).

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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
up arrow 22%

People Management
up arrow 14%

SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI)
up arrow 8%

up arrow 6%

up arrow 5%

Business Intelligence
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Project Management


National Average

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Business Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

Big Data Analytics
up arrow 5%

Tableau Software
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 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%