Data Analyst Salary

The average salary for a Data Analyst is $55,036 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SAS, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, SQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.

$38,999 - $80,470
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,035
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$13.90 - $34.01
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$14
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$34
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,999 - $80,470  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,519  
Profit Sharing
$497.77 - $8,029  
Commission
$2,928  
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).
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$35,503 - $81,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8,024
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.90 - $34.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$20.40 - $45.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,519  
   
Commission
$2,928  
Profit Sharing
$497.77 - $8,029  
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).
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$35,503 - $81,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,952
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Job Description for Data Analyst

A data analyst uses data to acquire information about specific topics. This usually starts with the survey process, in which data analysts find survey participants and gather the needed information. The data is then interpreted and presented in forms such as charts or reports. Data analysts may also put their survey data in online databases.

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Data Analyst Tasks

  • Collect customer requirements, determine technical issues, and design reports to meet data analysis needs.
  • Identify new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data to meet customer needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Data Analyst

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,512

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What is it like working as a Data Analyst?

Data Analyst in Norcross:
"Medium stress, enjoy the challenges."
Pros: There's always something new to do with data, and I'm always learning something that makes me rethink my own past decisions, so I take work I'm proud of and make it better over time.
Cons: Billable hours can be frustrating.

Data Analyst in Fallon:
"My decisions determine charges to allotment pools."
Pros: I like being involve in improving efficiency, the development of new processes, the creation of standard procedures, and the construction of new systems. I like being recognized as knowledgeable, and used as a resource for information and planning. I like that my job is usually flexible to family issues should they arise.
Cons: I don't like being limited to working only from the office. I detest managers who know very little, yet act as if they know all, to the detriment of the whole organization. I hate having to look busy if I get ahead of schedule.

Data Analyst in Raleigh:
Pros: Ability to problem solve and exercise my analytical mind. I also feel like I'm making a positive impact on the world.
Cons: Lack of upward mobility and doing this job forever would burn me out.

Data Analyst in Seattle:
"Data engineering is lots of different things."
Pros: I like the opportunity to have different projects to work on, preferably using new technologies, to come up with innovative solutions.
Cons: Management and outdated business practices.

Data Analyst in Charlotte:
Pros: I often get to work on projects, which means I don't get bored doing the same thing. I like helping people find information they need and make decisions.
Cons: My workplace undervalues data quality and this position in general. This isn't even my real title, but it is what I do. They confuse Data Analysts with Database Administrators, unaware that they are two entirely different functions.

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Experience Affects Data Analyst Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Data Analyst Salaries

SAS
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SQL
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Data Analysis
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Database Management & Reporting
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National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1454 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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