Data Analyst Salary

A Data Analyst earns an average salary of $53,371 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Mining / Data Warehouse, SAS, Data Modeling, and Microsoft SQL Server.

$37,719 - $79,182
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$38K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,370
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$13.63 - $34.11
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,719 - $79,182  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,940  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $8,202  
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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$34,886 - $80,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,548
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $34.11  
   
Overtime
$19.90 - $44.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $8,202  
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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$34,886 - $80,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,602
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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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What is it like working as a Data Analyst?

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.

Data Analyst in New York:
"Data analyst."
Pros: Analyzing data and coming up with results that will generate more revenue for my company.
Cons: Monotonous tasks, QA, long meetings.

Data Analyst in Seattle:
"Data Ninja."
Pros: Working with many different databases and software languages to build ad-hoc, custom solutions to frequently changing customer needs. Learning new programming languages.
Cons: SAP integration with many clients, difficult HR.

Data Analyst in Salt Lake City:
"Perks."
Pros: Writing queries, free food, doing analysis, forecasting, creating graphs, creating presentations, flexibility to schedule.
Cons: Communication, menial tasks unrelated to job, not feeling valued.

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Experience Affects Data Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Data Analyst Salaries



SAS
up arrow 15%


SQL
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Database Management & Reporting
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1343 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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