Business Intelligence Manager Salary

Average pay for a Business Intelligence Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $99K per year. Total cash earnings of Business Intelligence Managers range from $72K on the low end to $144K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $21K and $11K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. 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. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Business Intelligence Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,723 - $131,501
MEDIAN: $99,257

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National Salary Data (?
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$69,723 - $131,501  
$2,426 - $20,612  
Profit Sharing
$0.34 - $10,766  
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).
$72,392 - $143,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 852
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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 Big Data Analytics, SAP Business Intelligence, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Cognos are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Modeling and Tableau Software. For most people, competency in Business Intelligence indicates knowledge of Data Analysis and SQL. People who know Project Management usually also know SQL.

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. Inexperienced workers earn around $91K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $101K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $116K in this role. Business Intelligence Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $118K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $104,922

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Intelligence Managers, 24 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Salt Lake City is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Denver and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Manager Salaries

Big Data Analytics
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SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI)
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Business Intelligence
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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server

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Data Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 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: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 3%