Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Business Intelligence Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $99K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Business Intelligence Managers runs from $73K to $143K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Business Intelligence Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Business Intelligence Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$69,781 - $131,832

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National Salary Data (?
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$69,781 - $131,832  
$2,537 - $20,385  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,000  
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).
$72,906 - $143,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 796
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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, Data Warehouse, Cognos, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Modeling. Most people familiar with Project Management 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $91K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $101K. Business Intelligence Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $115K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $121K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Intelligence Managers, 29 percent higher than the national average. Business Intelligence Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). In Salt Lake City, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Denver and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 2 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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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server

Big Data Analytics

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Business Analysis
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Tableau Software
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Data Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.


25 %
75 %

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: 3%